Morning Routine

Whether you’re a morning person or a snooze-button person there’s something calming and relaxing about the perfect morning routine. Not only does it set the tone for the rest of the day, it gets you out the door prepared to conquer the world.

I love the comfort of routine and I love the silence and peace of early mornings. When I wake up in the mornings I like to keep it simple – I wash my face with cold water to revive my skin and then head to the kitchen for a little morning detox drink {1 Tbsp lemon juice + 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar +1/8 Tsp each Turmeric, Cayanne & Ginger}.


Then I’m out the door in my gym clothes for a mile walk to my office. I look forward to this walk every day – For that twenty minutes I get the city all to myself. The city is still sleeping, the streets are quiet and empty, and I can enjoy my city in silence.

After a brief stop at my desk to get through my inbox I head to the gym for 10-20 minutes of stretching, rolling out, core, and/or some quick yoga poses. Nothing strenuous, I just like to have those few minutes to myself to warm up my muscles and prepare for the day.

Once I’m back at my desk I’ll have another glass of warm water with lemon juice and then either a peppermint green tea or a non-dairy capucchino. While I’m not an intermittent fasting junkie I do like to waitย a few hours for breakfast and will usually have a protein-packed smoothie afterย my mid-morning weight training session.


My breakfast smoothie can vary though usually it contains a combination of the following fresh, organic ingredients: Kale or spinach, ginger, sweet potato, vegan/gluten-free protein powder, mint, and lemon juice.

What’s your morning routine?


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13 Responses to Morning Routine

  1. Epp

    I’m one of those who doesn’t believe working out before having anything to eat is a good thing .. It can really do some damage for the body so therefore I always always eat at least something (like a little banana, small granola bar, whatever) before doing an exercise.. That detox drink sounded WAY too spicy for me! Does it taste very spicy too? Anyways, it is really a very cool thing to have such routine ๐Ÿ™‚

    Much love from Epp,


    • I can be spicy – I just add a little water! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a great wake-up call though for sure.

  2. After reading your morning routine, I’d just embarrass myself if I shared mine, lol.

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    • I’ve definitely perfected what works for me over the years! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Def need my two hours of morning waking-up ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not a morning person at all.

  4. Caity, love this and will have to try the detox drink! My morning routine isn’t exactly as crazy, but I like to sit in my bed for 10 minutes and get ready for the day — that means no checking e-mails, Instagram or Twitter for at least 15 minutes after I get up! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ileana

    Wow! I think my morning routine is a shower and cereal or Ice Coffee…

  6. thanks so much for sharing this, Caity!! After visiting Latvia for 2 weeks I’m definitely in need of detox, and asap, so i might try this today!! are you coming to ny for fashion week?

    • Green smoothies are perfect! Unfortunately no, I can’t come out next week, I just had surgery. BUT I’ll be out in October for Lucky FABB. I’ll email you when I start working on my schedule! xoxox


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