Yesterday morning was a rough one. For real rough. I spent the night up and down about every 15 minutes with a kiddo throwing up 🤢 Our family has had one of the toughest months possible. We have had general colds make their way through the house...strep throat...a stomach virus...then we thought we were all well...and the schools SHUT DOWN FOR A WEEK BECAUSE THE FLU WAS SO BAD!!!! 😧 And finally....another round of stomach bugs over the last week.
To say that these poor babies and their parents have been through it is an understatement. So yesterday morning, after at best 1 1/2 hours of sleep, I had to drag my zombie body out of bed and to the airport for a work trip. Shoot me. I wanted to poke my eyes out I was so tired. I was beyond exhausted and absolutely dreading the day but it reminded me even more how important my 2 daily must have's are.
I have had questions from your girls about what I eat in a day, supplements I take, etc. I thought I would start answering that here with this post about the 2 things that I MUST ALWAYS HAVE at the start of each and every day.
The first on the left is called Essential Amino Energy. I don't take any supplements or anything like that, but this is the one thing that I drink during working out. I actually use this in a variety of scenarios...LOVE IT!!! 🖤 🖤 . Before walking you through how I use it, here is some info on what it's good for.
1 . BCAA's - BCAAs convey many health benefits and a higher dietary intake has been identified as a predictor of longevity. They have been found to reduce muscle soreness from intense exercise.
2. Caffeine - this stuff has 160mg of caffeine per serving ( a serving is 2 scoops) that come from green tea extract and green coffee bean extract. As a point of reference, a cup of coffee has about 100g of caffeine so this is the equivalent of just over a cup and half. This is my FAVORITE part of this product. It helps to wake me up and get me going while working out first thing in the morning. Trust me, 5am workouts can be tough, but this makes it much more doable. 💪🏼
For those of you who don't do caffine then this obviously won't be the product for you but for this full time working mama of 4 littles, it's a MUST!
This is the very first thing that I drink in the morning. My morning routine is get up, brush my teeth, throw on my workout clothes and then head straight to the kitchen and fill a blender bottle with a little ice, 16oz of water and 2 scoops of the Essential Amino Energy. If I'm feeling extra tired then I might have 3 scoops 😁 . I chug a little bit before getting started with my workout and then drink it throughout my workout as well.
My favorite flavor is grape by far...which is odd because normally I'm not a grape flavor kinda girl. but in this it is SOOOOOO good. Way better than any of the other flabors that I have tried, but they have 20+ flavors to choose from if you want to go a different route.
I 🖤 AMAZON for just about everythig I can possible buy from there and this is no different. My go to spot to buy this is from Amazon. Here is a link to the small sized canister.
This one is 30 servings. I thought I would include the link for the smaller canisters for any of you who decide to try it out because it's only $18.99 and you can see how you like it. I order the larger canister that is 65 servings. If you click this link it will also show you all of the different flavor options.
Also, even outside of my morning workouts, if I ever find myself tired during the day or just needing a little extra energy, this is my go to...throw a scoop into 8oz of water and down for a little mid-day pick me up.
Up next is the Amazing Grass Green Superfood. This baby soooooooo changed my world!!! I found this stuff about a year ago...honestly i have no memory of how I even stubmled upon it, but THANK GOODNESS I did!
First off, what is Amazing Grass Green Superfood??
Green Superfood Berry from Amazing Grass is a powerful blend of nutritious greens, phytonutrient-packed fruits, veggies and cereal grasses, digestive enzymes and probiotics. PLUS it includes the benefit of antioxidant-rich Goji and Acai berries, which are loaded with phytonutrients.
Supports overall health and immunity
Natural energy support
Supports natural digestive function
Promotes detox and helps alkalize
Gluten-free, Non-GMO, Kosher, Vegan.
The Amazing Grass Green Food Blend includes a proprietary combination of organic, non-GMO wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa, spirulina, spinach, chlorella and broccoli. Every serving is chock full of all the necessary vitamins and minerals you and your loved ones need to start -and finish - the day feeling healthy. To give a little added punch, Amazing Grass added Sambazon Organic Pure Acai, and Goji berries. Acai contains more antioxidants than pomegranates and has a rich berry-cocoa flavor to unite perfectly with their Green SuperFood. And goji berries, long-revered in Tibet for their health-promoting effects, are one of the most nutritionally dense fruits on the planet.
So let me tell you girls what happened when I first started taking this. Prior to incorporating this into my daily routine, it was completely normal for me to get that mid-afternoon crash where I would be driving in the car or sitting at my desk and literally feel like I could fall asleep any minute. Just so tired and low energy. What's even worse is that was usually WHILE drinking an energy drink at the same time 😂 😫I used to be a serious energy drink addict...Monster was my go to...it was my jam. This Green Superfood is part of the reason why I was able to kick that terrible habit but that's a post for another day.
So almost immediately after starting this I felt incredible. I mean, honestly, it's hard to even describe how I felt. I just felt great....amazing really. Clear headed...more energy...just really, really good. I felt like I was really feeding my body something that it truly needed and I could instantly tell. The effects continued with noticing better skin, hair and nails and again...just overall feeling AWESOME!!
I mean...you want to talk about addicted, I am absolutely addicted to this stuff now but I'm ok with that. I even travel with this on every trip...I don't feel complete unless i start my day with this. (they make little individual travel packets of it too 🙌🏼)
So for this what I do is....after i finish up my workout and drank all of the amino energy drink, I put another 8oz of water into the blender bottle, 1 more scoop of the amino energy, and 1 scoop of the Green Superfood. Now...FULL DISCLOSURE...the reason I mix this with the amino energy drink is because it does not taste fabulous. I actually thought it was pretty terrible when I first started drinking it 😂 but I loved the way it made me feel so much that I didn't care and powered on. In the beginning I was just drinking it with water, and even though I buy the berry flavored one, it was not good. Then I tried mixing it with the amino energy and it made all the difference in the world. Now I'm so used to it that I love the taste and totally enjoy it!!
So, if you want to try this...AND YOU TOTALLY SHOULD....then I highly suggest getting a can of the amino energy as well. If you don't, and can only choose one to buy for now and try, I would go with the Green superfood, and find something you already have to mix it with....throw it into a smoothie...mix with juice or something like that.
If I had to choose between the TWO MUST HAVE's, It would have to be the Green Superfood. It was just so incredibly impactful for me that I truly feel like I can't live without it anymore. ....but lucky for me, I don't have to chose and I order BOTH regularly from Amazon. Here is the link for the Amazing Grass Green Superfood - Berry.
Again, for the purposes of trying it out to see if you like it, I included a link to the smaller canister of the Green Superfood which is 30 servings per can. I typically order the 100 serving canister.
So that's it....each and every day I start my day with these two MUST HAVE'S. My day isn't complete with out downing each one of these first thing in the morning. And the other win is, after you have drank both of them, you have already started your day with 24oz of water 🙌🏼 🙌🏼
If you decide to try either of these please comment here on the post or on Instagram and let me and the other MFL girls here know what you think and how you liked it.
I am a big believer in only recommending things that I truly love and believe in with you girls, and both of these items most definitely meet those requirements. Hope you beauties try and enjoy them and I can't wait to here what you think!!!