I start my day with warm water and apple cider vinegar. As a mum of two, including a new-born, morning rituals aren’t as luxurious as they used to be, but this is my non-negotiable. I’ve been drinking it every morning for ten years. I’ll sometimes add in a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of Himalayan salt. Drinking apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach is a great way to activate the digestive system, balance blood sugar, kill harmful bacteria and support clear skin.
A matcha latte gives me energy. The perfect matcha latte took time to master but I’ve now got it down to a tee. The secret lies in using a high-quality, ceremonial matcha powder – I rate Kineta Matcha. I blend it with Oatly oat milk which, after trying several brands, is the best for froth and taste. When preparing a matcha latte, stir the matcha with a bamboo whisk and hot water just off the boil until the tea is frothy – never use boiling water. Watch on IG.
I swear by Source Naturals Wellness Formula, a powerful combination of herbs and vitamins. IF YOU’RE RUN DOWN, YOU FEEL THE EFFECTS INSTANTLY.
Dry body brushing before a shower boosts circulation. I used to be sceptical about body brushing but since trying it a couple of months ago I haven’t looked back. It improves cell renewal and eliminates toxins – it’s a great way to start the day. I use Aromatherapy Associates’ body brush – it’s made with super soft cactus bristles and has a useful hand strap which makes it easy to use.
Meditation keeps me grounded. However, with a new-born, I don’t have the time for a regular practice, but being a mum means you need to use the time you have for self-care as best as you can. I try to meditate when breastfeeding first thing in the morning – whether it’s with my eyes open looking at my little one or closing my eyes for a few minutes and focusing on my breath. It helps me find stillness, even for a couple of minutes before the day starts. If you struggle with meditation, try a guided meditation. Deepak Chopra’s meditations continue to inspire me – they remind me that everything in life moves constantly.
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