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Holiday morning routines

by Sofia   -   in Random

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My summer holiday mornings are not very routine oriented but I like to start my mornings with a few fresh things.

If the water is not freezing cold I like to start my morning with a dip in the sea. It really refreshes you like nothing else! But sometimes when it´s cold and windy and it´s nice and comfy in the house I don´t go. I make it my holiday life´s purpose to only do things that make me feel good.

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On the island I have been spritzing my face with this Caudalie Beauty Elixir I keep on my bedside table. It has a lovely fresh scent ( think mint, rosemary, orange blossom & rose) and it feels lovely and refreshing on my face. It makes me feel like I have some kind of fancy beauty routine on the island although my routine consists mostly of brushing my teeth & hair and slathering body lotion on myself ( this one is a current favourite as it´s nourishing, smells great and makes me feel pampered… plus I don´t necessarily need a perfume as it has a strong scent I really like). I don´t sun bathe so I rarely add sunscreen on my body these days unless I know I´m not fully covered or can´t be in the shade.  I use the Lano Lanoline 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm mostly as a lip balm but it´s great on cuticles too or on any dry patches on your skin. It´s a great multipurpose product perfect for your work desk drawer or hand bag but also on the summer house where you want one product to perform as many duties as possible.

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If I start a day with a good smoothie I feel like I have already contributed to the well being of my body right off the start ( and the ice-cream I have later will feel like it does just that little less harm to me than it would if I had started my morning with a croissant). I pack mine with green goodness but as I like things to taste good too I make it delicious rather than something I have to force myself to drink. My recipe varies and at home if I have started my morning exercising I add some Reneé Voltaires smoothie boost ( with things like hemp protein),  some maca powder, spirulina or some other superfood powder I have in my cupboard for good measure ( I don´t really know if they work but I like the idea of trying them out anyway!). But my basic recipe consists usually of organic baby spinach, lemon juice, avocado, banana & pear ( or some other soft fruit or berries), some water and sometimes also coconut or almond milk. Then I add things depending on what I feel like or mix & match. If I feel I like something sweeter that day I add some honey or maple or date syrup, if I have fresh berries I add them, I also like to add things like fresh mint or sweet basil or sometimes a bit of vanilla or cardamon. For a richer, creamier smoothie I might add some almond butter. I know a lot of people like kale in their smoothies but my Kitchen Aid blender does a better and more thorough job with the baby spinach ( read= it makes it smooth rather than filled with little hard bits that are unpleasant to swallow). My kids have different favourites like mango, banana, basil & strawberry which I think is just as good for them. A smoothie does´t have to be green to be good for you. And obviously a breakfast doesn´t have to be a smoothie to be good for you but I really like smoothies.

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And last but not least a good routine for me is to make the next day´s flavoured water to the fridge to get it well infused and cold for the morning ( I know room temperature water is all the rage but I like cool water…). This is a great combo of strawberry, cucumber, mint & lime. I love all kinds of flavoured waters like basic orange or lemon but cucumber is always a winner for me. What is your favourite combo? The flavoured water thing is an island thing but I think I will start making them at home too. There I usually just add the juice of 1/2 a lemon to a glass of water ( the other half goes to my smoothie… I think I´ve told you I really love lemons).

Do your mornings varies on holiday from the ones at home? My two biggest differences? I don´t have to wake up to an alarm clock and I don´t need to get the kids sorted for nursery or school starting from the night before. But that is all soon over… But then again it´s nice to return to normal routines and the every day hustle and bustle too!

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4 comments on “ Holiday morning routines „
Susanna, on July 29, 2016

Lomalla aamurutiineihin ei kuulu herätyskello tai kiire. Tosin tykkään herätä aikaisin mutta toisaalta, jos nukuttaa niin sitten nukutaan pidempään. Toinen loma-aamuihin kuuluva must on aamukahvi miehen kanssa jossain meidän lähistön ihanista kahviloista. Rauhassa, yleensä ilman lapsia, sillä he eivät ole aamuihmisiä:) ja mieluusti jäävät asuntoomme puuhailemaan omia juttujaan. Kahvin päälle kierros aamutorilla hakemassa päivän vihanneksia/hedelmiä tai pieni kahdenkeskinen aamukävely meren rannalla tai seudun pittoreskeilla kujilla, joista tuntuu aina löytyvän uusia polkuja. Vaikka ei sinänsä mitään kummoista mutta minun dolce vitaa:) Meillä loma loppu tältä erää mutta onneksi vielä syyskuussa viikko noissa maisemissa.

Tykkään myös Caudalien Beauty Elixiristä (ihana tuoksu&tunne iholla) mutta aika arvokas linkittämästäsi NAP:sta ostettaessa. Itse ostan varastoon Ranskasta, jossa maksaa noin 8-9€ mutta jos loppuu kesken hankin sitä täältä http://www.easyparapharmacie.com/caudalie-eau-de-beaute-30ml.html

Mukavaa loppulomaa!

Sofia, on July 30, 2016

Susanna, ihanan kuulloiset aamut teillä! Ja kiitos ihan hirmuisesti tuosta vinkistä! <3

Sara, on August 1, 2016

Moikka! Löysin blogisi muutama viikko takaperin, ja olen lueskellut postauksiasi nyt alusta asti. Kiitos mielettömän inspiroivasta blogista! Toivottavasti saadaan vielä nauttia kauniista kesäpäivistä. :)

Sofia, on August 2, 2016

Hei Sara ja ihan mahtavaa kun löysit tänne! Tervetuloa <3

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