The Writer’s Well Episode 86: What is your morning routine?
In the first health and wellness topic, J. and Rachael share their morning routines as well as some tips for keeping your body healthy with a delicious and easy breakfast recipe.
5:00 - wake up (no alarm), biological needs
5:15 - meditation (traditional, open-eyed, no sounds)
5:35 - morning affirmations and gratitude (verbal)
5:40 - WORDS (first drafting)
6:40 - check email, messages, sales, ads, etc.
7:00 - take son to school
7:15 - workout at Planet Fitness (30 minutes on bike, 8-minute Tabata MWF, 10-minute in massage chair)
8:30 - breakfast (homemade banana nut bar with celery and almond butter)
8:50 - make coffee (organic swiss-water decaf with ghee and MCT oil) in French Press
9:00 - work (revisions, client work, podcasting, etc.)
10:30 - break
10:45 - work (same as above)
12:15 - lunch (plant protein smoothie, salad, hummus)
5 am up.
At desk by
5:05 - 5:15 - write on current important project NO EMAIL
5:15 - 5:25 - meditate
5:25 - 5:45 - yoga
5:50 - 7:15 - recovery group meeting
7:30 - 11:30 - WALK 15 min to work on deep work at cafe, first dip into on-fire email on breaks between sessions, WALK 15 min back to car
11:30 - 2:00 - long break, read, nap
2:00 - 6:00 - everything else.
J.'s Banana Nut Bar
8 oz. pecans (crushed)
8 oz. walnuts (crushed)
1/2 cup almond flour
3 tablespoons chia seeds soaked in cup of water
2 small bananas
5 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 1/2 cups of water
1/4 cup roasted, ground chicory root (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon ginger
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Use two tablespoons of coconut oil to grease 11 x 18 glass baking dish. Mix pecans, walnuts, almond flour, and spices in a bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups of water, three tablespoons of coconut oil, and 2 bananas to blender. Puree. Thoroughly mix banana puree, chia seeds (soak for at least 5 minutes or until they're "gooey"), and nut mix. Pour into baking dish and even out. Bake for 20 minutes at 370. Makes 8 servings. Refrigerate. *Put a pat of ghee on top, sprinkle with sea salt, cayenne, cinnamon, and heat up in the microwave.
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