Everyone has a morning routine. The question is, is your morning routine the best one for you? In this post, we’ll talk about the basic building blocks of a healthy morning routine and how plant-based formulas can make it even better.
What Are Plant-Based Formulas?
These are either liquid or powder mix formulas that are made entirely of plants and natural ingredients. But they aren’t just any plants – they’re plants that have been shown over and over again to benefit people mentally, emotionally, and physically. And Soul Drops uses ingredients that have been used for centuries by healers.
Create a Morning Ritual
Establishing a morning routine is beneficial for every part of your well-being. By starting each day with a structured routine, you set a positive tone that can influence your mood and mindset throughout the day.
And if you stay consistent with it, it can foster a sense of accomplishment. It helps prioritize tasks, ultimately boosting your productivity.
By no means is this the “best” or only morning routine, but below is a simple and effective routine that can help make each day better.
1. Wake up early: try to wake up at a consistent time each day, making sure you get 7-8 hours of sleep.
2. Hydrate: immediately after you wake up, drink a glass of water to rehydrate your body after a night of sleep.
3. Do mindful breathing or meditation: spend 5-10 minutes in mindfulness, deep breathing, or meditation to center your mind and reduce stress.
4. Stretch or exercise: engage in light stretching or a short exercise routine to wake up your body and increase blood flow. This could be yoga, a quick workout, or a short walk.
5. Eat a healthy breakfast: eat a nutritious breakfast that includes a balance of proteins, healthy fats, and carbohydrates to give you energy for the day.
6. Take superfood mixes: stir superfood powder mixes into your coffee, tea, or plant-based milk to get energy without the crash.
7. Give yourself positive affirmations: take a few moments to practice positive affirmations, focusing on gratitude and setting a positive mindset for the day.
8. Plan your day: review your schedule and set priorities for the day. Having a plan can reduce stress and help you stay focused.
Heal Your Adrenaline
Let’s talk about number 6 on the above list: consuming superfood mixes. These are powders made of pure plants, formulated to balance you emotionally, mentally, and physically.
One of the most powerful things these superfood mixes can do is support your adrenal glands. High-quality superfood mixes (like Soul Drops’ Wellness Trio) are rich in magnesium to help you feel more relaxed, balance your blood sugar levels so you don’t have crashes, and have anti-inflammatory properties.
All of this puts less stress on your adrenal glands, giving them a break and letting them heal.
Our superfood powder mixes also include adaptogenic herbs, like ashwagandha and schisandra. Adaptogens help your body adapt to stress and regulate the stress response, including the release of adrenaline. By helping your body avoid its response to stress, they support a more balanced hormonal profile.
Basically, you get the energy without the afternoon crash or the jitters. And you also feel a sense of calm and focus to help you get more done during the day.
Benefits of Adaptogens and Functional Mushrooms
Adaptogens have many more benefits than just helping your adrenal glands. And when you pair them with functional mushrooms, you’ll feel more like yourself than you ever have.
Adaptogens - benefit #1: Stress Adaptation
Adaptogens are known for their ability to help the body adapt to stressors, whether physical, chemical, or biological. They modulate the stress response, promoting a more balanced and resilient reaction to stress.
Adaptogens - benefit #2: Hormonal Balance
Adaptogens can influence the endocrine system, helping to balance hormone levels. This includes the regulation of cortisol, the primary stress hormone, and other hormones involved in the body’s response to stress.
Adaptogens - benefit #3: Energy and Vitality
Many adaptogens are believed to enhance energy levels without the jittery effects associated with stimulants. They may support physical and mental stamina, promoting a sustained and balanced energy state.
Adaptogens - benefit #4: Immune System Support
Some adaptogens have immunomodulatory properties, meaning they can help regulate the immune system. This may contribute to overall immune system health and resilience.
Adaptogens - benefit #5: Cognitive Function
Adaptogens support cognitive function by reducing the impact of stress on mental performance. That means they enhance your focus, concentration, and memory.
Adaptogens - benefit #6: Anti-Fatigue Properties
Adaptogens help combat fatigue by supporting the body’s ability to handle stress and by promoting efficient energy production.
Adaptogens - benefit #7: Mood Regulation
Certain adaptogens help with mood regulation and also have antidepressant or anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) effects.
Functional Mushrooms - benefit #1: Immunomodulation
Many functional mushrooms, like reishi, maitake, and shiitake, have immune-modulating properties. This means they help regulate the immune system, enhancing its ability to respond to pathogens.
Functional Mushrooms - benefit #2: Anti-Inflammatory Effects
Some functional mushrooms, like chaga and reishi, contain compounds with anti-inflammatory properties. These help reduce inflammation in the body, contributing to your overall health.
Functional Mushrooms - benefit #3: Antioxidant Support
Functional mushrooms are rich in antioxidants, which help combat oxidative stress and protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Functional Mushrooms - benefit #4: Brain Health
Certain mushrooms, like lion’s mane, have neuroprotective effects and support cognitive function. They also contribute to nerve growth factor (NGF) production, which is important for brain health.
Functional Mushrooms - benefit #5: Energy and Endurance
Cordyceps, in particular, is known for its enhancing energy levels and improving endurance by increasing oxygen utilization.
Functional Mushrooms - benefit #6: Gut Health
Some mushrooms contain prebiotic fibers that can support gut health by promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria.
Your New Morning Routine Team Member
Now that you see the benefits of incorporating plant-based formulas into your morning routine, I want to suggest your new morning MVP.
It’s called The Wellness Trio and it includes three plant-powered superfood powder mixes: Mood Alchemy, Brain Alchemy, and Power Alchemy.
Together, these mixes are designed to support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Specifically, they help improve your mood, sharpen your mind, feel more calm, and give you an energy boost without the crash.