Looking to start 2018 off with a healthy boost to your daily routine? Here are a few of my favorite things to get you started:
1. Equator Coffee and Teas
Some might me call me a coffee snob, but I like to think of myself as a coffee enthusiast. I only have one cup of coffee a day so why not make it the best damn cup you have ever had. And Equator is just that! I first discovered Equator Coffee through my awesome coffee subscription service Mistobox. If it wasn't for my monthly box of morning deliciousness, I would never have discovered that coffee could taste so good! This isn't your typical cup of joe, this is a flavor experience. And did I mention it supports small local roasters?! Yep, you should check it out. You can request Equator as your first delivery too!
2. Vital Roots Collagen Peptides
To go along with my morning routine, I always put a scoop of Vital Roots Collagen Peptides in my awesome cup of coffee for an added healthy boost. It easily dissolves and does not alter the taste. Why collagen? The typical American diet is not rich in collagen and thus the need for supplementation is warranted. Collagen is a crucial ingredient in bone and skin health that naturally decreases with age. Studies have found that supplementation of collagen peptides can increase bone mineral density and help improve skin elasticity. Give it a try! And do your own research. The evidence is out there.
3. Four Sigmatic Mushroom Matcha Drink Mix
We all know the health benefits of green tea but this amazing concoction also includes the brain boosting, anti-inflammatory, and immune stimulating lion's main (the mushroom not the animal) with a hint of ginger. This is the perfect afternoon pick me up! Add a splash of whatever milk you choose and call it a day.
4. Gaia Golden Milk
After a long day there is nothing better than putting on some comfy clothes and having a warm glass of golden milk. It is the most relaxing part of my day. Golden milk is a combination of turmeric, dates, and herbs that is not only nourishing to your body but also tasty! You can make golden milk at home but what I love most about Gaia's Golden Milk is the addition of Ashwagandha, an ancient Ayurvedic herb known to calm the nervous system and aid in restful sleep. Take it from somebody who has struggled with sleeping, this stuff is amazing!
As you start to set your healthy intentions for 2018 try adding a few new things in the mix to create your perfect daily health routine.
With love and light,
Ashley Tracey, MS RYT