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The One Thing I Can't Start My Morning Without

A common question I get asked is what my morning routine looks like. I thought it would be fun to film a short video about it. 

Mornings are sacred to me. I LOVE the morning and I do my best not to schedule anything before 9am because I don't like to rush this time. I need time to eat breakfast in peace, poop (yep, I said it) and spend time with Walker and Vienna before starting my work day.

That's about the extent of my morning before work. As much as I would like to have time to meditate, do yoga, or go to the gym - realistically, just having breakfast, pooping and spending time with my family is pretty much what I accomplish. Oh, and of course, if you've watched my video on my daily detox ritualsyou already know what I do when I wake up before my feet even touch the floor. Hint: It's a skin beauty secret!

When I watched the rough edit of this video, I will admit... I was embarrassed because I literally just woke up and well... I look like it.

I didn't want to post it, but after some convincing from my hubs, we decided to post it. So now you know what I look like after rolling out of bed. I did manage to put some mascara on and brush my teeth though, lol. 

So here it is! Be sure to scroll past the video to enter to win an awesome Genuine Health prize and get the recipe for the McJordan Morning Smoothie in my video. 

Straw + Spoons
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup frozen mango
  • 1 banana
  • Half cucumber
  • 1 cup kale
  • Thumb size ginger
  • 1-2 scoops Genuine Health Fermented Vegan Protein Powder
  • 2 scoops greens+ (kids or "O")
  • Coconut Water to desired consistency
  • Handful of fresh mint
Instructions
  1. Place all your ingredients into a blender and give a whirl until smooth and creamy.

Enter for a chance to win a 6 month supply of greens+ and a $500 gift card to your favourite health food or grocery store.

ENTER HERE

Deadline for entries 11:59 pm ET Friday, June 16th, 2017

Good luck and have a joyous rest of your week!

Joy

43 Comments
Francine Baptista   •   June 8, 2017

I would call your morning smoothie...."Lola Smoothie".

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 9, 2017

Hey Francine, Love that! :) Thanks for the reco! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Whittney A   •   June 8, 2017

Hi Joy, love the video! can I have the Greens Original or Greens Fermented while breastfeeding? Thanks!

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 9, 2017

Hey Whittney, Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it :) We would advise against Greens while breastfeeding just because it contains herbs that may be too potent for your babe. But you're more than welcome to use Greens Kids (http://www.genuinehealth.com/store/greens-kids#.WTqm2zKZN_8) Rachel - Joyous Health Team


stephanie   •   June 9, 2017

thank you, always love love your video!!!

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 9, 2017

Hey Stephanie! So glad you enjoyed it :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Val Flatt   •   June 9, 2017

I really happy you shared your "real life" video that included all of Vienna's early morning cuteness with us!! Love that smoothie, depite its colour! lol I'm surprised that you are taking supplements daily when you already get so much value from your diet and smoothie powders. I thought they would be unnecessary! I was taking a probiotic, and vitamin D and fish oil too but when I started maki g superfoods smoothies, I was afraid of overloading in areas that were maybe not a good idea to allow to happen.

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 9, 2017

Hey Val! So glad you enjoyed the video. It seems that people are enjoying seeing more of the "real life" side of things so we're doing our best to show that! There are still a number of supplements Joy takes just because it's either difficult to get an adequate amount from diet alone (such as Vitamin D) and the reality is that our soil isn't as rich as it used to be so supplementation in some areas is still important :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Lindsay   •   June 9, 2017

Joy, I have been meaning to ask you this for ages! Do you take your probiotic at the same time as you take your omega 3, D and multi vitamins? Thanks!

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 9, 2017

Hey Lindsay! Yes, for the most part she does but sometimes she'll space out the multi. She keeps a multi on her desk as well so she'll take it if she didn't have it at breakfast. Some nutrients compete with others for absorption which would be the main reason to consider spacing out your supplements but these ones typically behave well with each other. Rachel - Joyous Health Team


RJ   •   June 9, 2017

Love Genuine Health Greens..

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 12, 2017

Us too, RJ! :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team


RJ   •   June 9, 2017

I always feel my morning smoothies is sunshine in a cup no matter the weather or season especially in east coast Canada. ;)

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 12, 2017

Hey RJ! Totally! Isn't is just the best way to start the day?! :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Di   •   June 9, 2017

Love the video! And looking forward to make this for my son and husband. My question which green I can substitute kale since I have thiroyd problems. Thank you

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 12, 2017

Hey Di! :) I think your son and husband are going to love this! You could opt for spinach or swiss chard instead! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Seanna   •   June 10, 2017

Hey Joy, loved the video 😊 At what age can you start giving the Genuine Health protein powder to kiddos?

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 12, 2017

Hey Seanna! So glad you enjoyed it :) Joy started giving Vienna GH protein powder around the age of 1 but Genuine Health's customer service team would likely advise not starting on it until the teen years just to be safe because there's no research behind it yet, so you kind of have to decide for yourself and what feels right :) Hope that helps! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


ireny   •   June 10, 2017

Thank you so much, i use greens and the protein, to keep my ovarian cancer in remission, so far so good. No other treament for the last 3 months, they say it is in the 3 state, I put my hempoil in my smooty too wicth for me it is perfect to ad fresh organs greens blended before my fiber can only be 2 gram per serving, but i cheat a little.it is a chore to find and make this every day shopping too, but im so happy with the results so far,i trust the products having sold them myself, for years at 3 planet Organic stores. Now in my retirement and been so sick. I happy i have this great staff to help me.So thank you again , wishing you sweet fam well in live.much love Ireny.

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 12, 2017

Hey Ireny, That's great! I'm so happy to hear you are experiencing the many healing benefits that food provides :) It's true what they say - food is medicine! Keep it up! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Danielle   •   June 10, 2017

Loved this! What a beautiful family!

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 12, 2017

Hey Daneille! Thanks for the kind words :) Glad you enjoyed this! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Nancy LeBlanc   •   June 11, 2017

Thanks for all you do!!

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 12, 2017

Hey Nancy! Thanks so much for your kind words :) We're so grateful to have you in the joyous community! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Rebecca   •   June 12, 2017

Hi! Just wondering which vitamix you have and if you would recommend it, or something else? Thanks!

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 12, 2017

Hey Rebecca! Joy has the Vitamix 7500 Blender. It comes with a bit of a higher price tag than some of the others but she loves it! Hope that helps :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Kelly   •   June 14, 2017

Hi Joy! Your water bottle that you were sipping on...where could I find one of those? Thanks :)

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Rachel   •   June 15, 2017

Hey Kelly! You can find it at either Winners or Homesense :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Wanda Tracey   •   June 15, 2017

I loved your awesome video Joy! Wow! I would love to try the the Genuine Health protein powder to achieve my optimum health. i leatrned a wealth of information today.Thank you. :)

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 16, 2017

Hey Wanda! So glad you enjoyed it :) I think you're going to love the Genuine Health protein powder - it's a goodie! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Loretta   •   June 16, 2017

Cool contest !

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 16, 2017

Thanks Loretta! Be sure to enter – you don't want to miss out on these goodies! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Sonia   •   June 16, 2017

I would LOVE to try this 🌈

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 16, 2017

Let us know if you do, Sonia! It sure is a goodie! :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Sonia   •   June 16, 2017

Sounds good.

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Aga   •   June 16, 2017

Hi Joy!! Just wondering if the greens actually go bad past the expiration date or can they still be used??

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 16, 2017

Hey Aga, Nope - they are fine to eat :) It's just there to ensure quality and freshness so if you decide to eat them past the expiry date, maybe just use your judgment! Hope that helps! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Lois   •   June 16, 2017

Thanks for your video, Joy! I think you were about to tell us what you substitute for liquid when the smoothie will be your complete breakfast, when Vienna distracted you. I assume it would be almond or coconut milk?

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 16, 2017

Hey Lois! So glad you enjoyed it :) Yes, its coconut milk. It's filled with healthy fats and makes it a much more satiating breakfast! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


Nathalie   •   June 18, 2017

The Vianna Smoothie !! 😋

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 19, 2017

Haha based upon how much she loved the smoothie, that's a very suitable name for it! Rachel - Joyous Health Team


lornah   •   June 20, 2017

Oooh! we can use coconut water! great information. What is this Genuine Health Fermented Vegan Protein Powder and where can i get it. I am from Kenya. Thank you

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Rachel Molenda   •   June 20, 2017

Hey Iornah, It's a delicious and super healthy plant-based protein. Unfortunately, it is not distributed in Kenya but you can also look at various online stores which sell Genuine Health products and inquire about shipping as some of them do ship internationally. One store that might be good to look into is Feel Good Natural. I hope that helps :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team


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