Ready to ramp up your morning routine? These sub-five minute recipes and activities will have you in a better place in no time.
First, wake up your brain and body
Morning workouts don’t have to take up a ton of time or require a gym membership. You don’t even necessarily have to break a sweat! Mornings should be about waking up the body and mind and giving yourself enough fuel and energy to start the day feeling happy and refreshed.
If you’re the type of person who hits the snooze button just enough times to have you rushing out the door so you’re not late for work or school, than trust us, giving yourself five extra minutes in the morning will do your stress levels and your body some good.
This 5-minute morning routine doesn’t require any heavy lifting, equipment, or a personal training, just 5 quiet minutes and the patience your body deserves. Studies show that starting your day off with a few minutes of stretching and exercise can help you to feel more productive throughout the day, sleep better at night, and reduce stress levels.
Just hit “blend”
Looking for an easy, yet energizing breakfast smoothie to pair with your early morning workout routine? Our Sunrise Smoothie Recipe is a refreshing and nutritious way to get your morning fuel fast. Smoothies are a great alternative to a big breakfast without skimping on the healthy and filling benefits of a home cooked meal. Get just the right amount of fruits and veggies, protein and fiber, all without dirty any pots and pans.
Prep some overnight oats
If you’re a big breakfast fan but still need to get out the door in short order, overnight oats are a fantastic option. Two words: chocolate + oatmeal. Our Chocolate Overnight Proats Recipe is a two ingredient, make it and shake it recipe that you can throw together before bed and enjoy as soon as the sun comes up. All you need is a Mason Jar or tupperware container, old fashioned oats, and an Orgain nutritional shake. Enjoy it warmed or straight from the fridge and you’ve got yourself a tasty breakfast that’s packed with all the protein and nutrients you need to start your day strong.
If you’re not a huge chocolate fan (don’t worry, we forgive you) try the recipe with any one of our other delicious flavors!
Morning meditation can be an easy way to help you begin your day clear-headed and with purpose. Instead of reaching for your phone as soon as you wake up, why not try taking a few minutes to breathe and set some positive intentions for the rest of the day. If you’re like most of us and need a little guidance when it comes to meditating try out some of these 5-Minute Morning Meditation tips. By starting your day by practicing mindfulness instead of furiously answering emails and texts, you’re more likely to feel energized rather than overwhelmed when taking on the rest of your day.
Mornings can often seem stressful if you have a packed schedule, early shift at work, or a few kiddos to cart back and forth to school. But giving yourself just five extra minutes in the morning and including one of these quick and easy tips, may change your day for the better.