Plus, tips on how to be a better morning person.
Are you a morning person? If you are, I’m jealous. I feel like maybe I’m a morning person-in-training. Much of the time, I wake up feeling sort of confused and groggy, like I’m entering a daze. And it really doesn’t help that it stays dark until 7 am lately. But then, there are those rare occasions where I wake up and feel ready to tackle the morning. Maybe I’ll brew the coffee, get in some exercise, or even whip up a batch of our favorite Gluten-Free Greek Yogurt Biscuits. I love those days! Here are some tips on how to have more productive and spirited mornings.
Experts say that if you want to wake up refreshed, try going to bed about an hour earlier. So simple, right? Try beginning your evening routine sooner, or if you don’t have one, SET UP AN EVENING ROUTINE. At our house, we like to make a cup of Yogi Bedtime Tea or Celestial Sleepytime Tea to kick the whole thing off. And it’s important to shut down all of your electronics (think TV, cell phone, tablets) to help lull you into a good night’s sleep.
You can also give yourself a reward in the morning for successfully avoiding the snooze button. Because hey, that’s a feat in itself if you ask me! So make that extra cup of coffee, read an article, or even get in some exercise. Honestly, the latter is probably the best thing you can do. I know it may not sound like a reward, but trust me. I was the best morning person that I could be when I was in a good routine of waking up and working out almost every day.
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The best thing you can do to successfully become a morning person is to eat. That’s right. Your cup of coffee isn’t going to cut it solo. You need a good balance of protein, carbs, and fat to start your morning right. Plus, there’s the added benefit of getting your metabolism into high gear first thing.
That’s why we love these Gluten-Free Greek Yogurt Biscuits. I can make a batch of them on Sunday (or even a double batch), and use them all week to give breakfast a little extra something. Our go-to pairings? Try these ideas:
- Classically paired with scrambled eggs and a slice of bacon
- Topped with peanut butter, banana, and chia seeds
- Spread with mashed avocado and smoked salmon
- Smeared with organic raspberry jam and served with
a half cup of nonfat Greek yogurt
Images taken from my Instagram @thesamanthaelaine
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