Talking Morning Routine with Sarah B
These past few months have been beyond exciting, working with Sarah B and her My New Roots team to bring you our new Activated Power Bowls. While you can enjoy these bowls of goodness at any time of day, they are packed with ingredients and nutrients that make for a great way to start your morning.
For those of you who weren’t able to join us for our Power Bowl celebration event where we talked all things morning routine, we chatted with Sarah again to talk breakfast food, what she wakes up to in the morning, and what self-care means to her.
What are some morning rituals you have?
Have a happy week!
— elxr team
Hey Sarah! Thanks so much for chatting with us. So, are you a morning person?
I absolutely love the morning, but I love it when I can wake up naturally! Weekend mornings are my favourite, since my family and I can get up when we want to, make and eat breakfast (or two!) very slowly, walk, stretch, read etc. Weekdays are fine, just a speedier version. And I just love sleeping too much to get up earlier!
What do you wake up to? Alarm clock ringing? Your favourite song?
My son coming in to cuddle :)
Adorable! Tell us a bit about your morning routine, pre-food.
The first thing I do when I wake up is boil the kettle for lemon water. I’ve never been a coffee drinker, but I can totally relate to the urge to drink something warm and comforting to ease the way into the waking world. I pour half a cup of boiling water, followed by half a cup of cold water, and a generous squeeze of lemon. This way, the water temperature is drinkable right away, and you preserve the heat-sensitive nutrients in the lemon juice.[PS. Read about Sarah’s love for lemon water and more on it’s benefits here.]
Now on to food… what do you normally eat for breakfast?
I’m a pretty seasonal eater, so it depends on the time of year. In the warmer months I gravitate towards smoothies, chia puddings, and raw bowls with fresh fruit and berries, activated nuts and seeds, sprouted granola etc. In the winter I crave warming foods like porridge, pancakes, waffles, and toast with nut butters, stewed and naturally preserved fruits, activated nuts and seeds, cacao nibs, and spices.
What is the one thing you can’t leave your house without?
I cannot leave the house without my water bottle. Hydration for life!
100% agree! 2018 is the unofficial year of self-care. What does self-care mean to you?
Self-care for me means creating space to do the things that recharge me. Some days that is only 15 minutes, but I will still find something inspiring and relaxing to do. The thing that gives me the most energy is spending time in nature, which is one reason I moved out of the city. Going for walks outside is my a huge priority for me. I also love a good at-home facial, a bath with oils, candles, and music, or a deep stretch before bedtime (or all of the above!).
To end-off, are there any special night time routine tips you’d like to share with us?
Well I guess I just answered one, haha…I love doing restorative or yin yoga about an hour before bed. I also really try to get away from the screens in good time so that my brain can wind down – lighting a candle helps. And deep breaths in a hot bath are the ultimate way to relax.