Written by Andreea-Marilena Dudas, Creative Director and Founder of Maison Coucou

What is vibration and why should we raise it? 

High vibrational energy, like joy, happiness, and abundance, makes it easier for us to get our days started.

So morning routines, based on the Medical Medium (Anthony William), are here to get us to the higher vibrations if we’re not there already. And if you are, it keeps us there.

This morning routine helps you to take care of my body so that it has all the energy and nutrients it needs to perform.

 

Lemon Water

Maison Coucou Lemon Water Lime Water Medical Medium Anthony WilliamSource picture: Pinterest

 

While it sounds simple, don't overlook lemon or lime water as a powerful part of your daily routine. This easy hydration source takes only a moment to prepare, is extremely beneficial for everyone and brings your water to life. 


Ingredients
2 lemons or 2 limes 
50 cl water 

Squeeze the juice from the freshly cut lemon or limes into the water, straining seeds if necessary. 

Wait at least 15 to 20 minutes and ideally 30 minutes after you finish drinking your lemon or lime water before consume your celery juice or anything else. 

TIPS

If you prefer 1 liter of lemon or lime water upon rising, that's a great way to give yourself extra hydration and cleansing support. Simply double the recipe and enjoy. 
In your daily life, it's best to drink at least 50 cl lemon or lime water over the course of a day. A great routine is to drink one upon rising another in the afternoon and another one hour before bed. 

Celery Juice

Maison Coucou Medical Medium Anthony William Celery Juice
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This simple herbal extraction has an incredible ability to create sweeping improvements for all kinds of health issues when consumed in the right way. It's an ideal way to start your day even when you're not on a cleanse.  


Ingredients
1 bunch of celery

Trim about a quarter inch off the base of the celery bunch, if desired, to break apart the stalks. 

Rinse the celery. 

Run the celery through the juicer of your choice. Strain the juice if desired to remove any grit or stray pieces of pulp. Drink immediately, on an empty stomach, for the best results. Wait at least 15 to 30 minutes before consuming anything else.`

TIPS

Steer clear of putting additional ingredients such as lemon, apple, ginger or leafs greens in your celery juice. While these are wonderful foods, celery juice only offers its full benefits when consumed alone. 

 

Collagen Matcha


Maison Coucou Collegan MatchaSource picture: Pinterest

The mutual benefits of combining the powerful ingredients matcha and collagen. There is a special magic about this synergistic blend of superfoods. 

Ingredients
1 spoon of Matcha Collagen 
50 cl hot water 
1 teaspoon raw honey (optional) 

Dissolve 1 spoon of Matcha Collagen into hot water (5 cl). Mix these 2 ingredients with a hand milk foamer, add the other 40 cl of hot water and raw honey. Mix all the ingredients with a spoon and enjoy. 

TIPS

HAIR, SKIN & NAILS
Most people know that collagen can have big effects on hair, skin, and nails by improving strength and elasticity. What you may not know is that green tea, especially matcha can do amazing things in this department too. Matcha supplies antioxidant vitamins and minerals that improve complexion and feed healthy skin cells. It does the same for hair.

BONE, JOINT & MUSCLE
Collagen is a big part of what makes bones strong, not brittle. It also goes into joints, cartilage, ligaments, and muscle fiber. Matcha has been linked to preventing bone loss as we age. It also helps muscles do more during workouts and recover faster. The antioxidants in green tea protect against damage while reducing inflammation too.

ANTI-AGING & DAMAGE PROTECTION
This is a big reason people use collagen, to look and feel younger longer. Matcha plays a huge role in stalling aging at the cellular level as well, protecting DNA against solar, environmental, and metabolic damage. Concentrated antioxidants, catechins, and EGCG make matcha the perfect food for protecting mind and body, not just skin deep.

CLEANSING & DETOX
Collagen isn’t known for big cleansing or detox abilities. Good thing matcha is. It is packed with fiber that is vital in cleaning digestive house. A healthy gut is a big part of healthy skin. Matcha also contains a ton of chlorophyll, which helps clean, deodorize, renew, refresh, and remove toxins inside and out.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Collagen can help with craving control and calorie reduction, but it gets a huge boost when combined with matcha. Matcha speeds metabolism, burns fat, boosts energy levels, and bolsters exercise. Matcha is naturally sweeter and milder than regular green tea, so it can be consumed at low calories, even when not sweetened with zero net carb sweeteners. Matcha is perfect for any lifestyle, diet, or fast.

 

Oatmeal Banana


Maison Coucou Oatmeal Recipe Sarah PuttemansSource picture: Pinterest

 A bowl of regular gluten-free oatmeal without dairy milk can be a healthy choice. For an even healthier version, try this "oatmeal" made from apples, banana and spices. It's creamy and satisfying and offers a wonderful alternative for anyone avoiding or limiting grains

 Ingredients
1 apple, diced
1 large ripe banana, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom 
1teaspoon raw honey
50 gram blackberries

In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil; stir in oats. Cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the banana, raw honey, cardamom and cinnamon. Serve with additional blackberries and cinnamon if desired.

TIPS

If you'd prefer to use another berry, such as strawberries, raspberries, wild blueberries or mulberries, go ahead. Any berry will be a healing food packed full of antioxidants and more. 

 

Hibiscus Tea/ Lemonade

Maison Coucou Hibiscus Tea Medical Medium Anthony WilliamSource picture: Pinterest

Hibiscus tea/ lemonade is even more healing than it is beautiful and vibrant. The unique anthocyanin compound that gives hibiscus its red coloring helps rejuvenate the liver.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon dried hibiscus or 2 hibiscus tea bags 
1 cup water 
1 teaspoon raw honey 
1 lemon 


HIBISCUS TEA
Place the hibiscus in a mug or teapot. Add boiling water and steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in raw honey (if using). Strain (if needed) and serve. 

HIBISCUS LEMONADE:
Place the hibiscus in a mug or teapot. Add boiling water and steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Allow the resulting hibiscus tea to steep for a least 10 minutes, and then strain the tea into a mug and place it in the fridge to cool. 

In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining 3 cups of water with the lemon juice and honey until the honey has completely dissolved and a smooth lemonade has formed. 

When the hibiscus tea has cooled, stir it into the lemonade base and enjoy. 

TIPS

Store-bought tea bags can be used as well when loose dried hibiscus is not available. Use 1 hibiscus tea bag in place of 1 teaspoon of dried hibiscus. 

Alternatively, maple syrup can be used in place of honey. Start by using 3 tablespoons of maple syrup and adjust until the desired sweetness is reached. 

The recipe above is for beautiful, light lemonade that anyone can enjoy. If you're looking for even more medicinal benefits, try using up to 2 more tablespoons of dried hibiscus for a stronger hibiscus lemonade with a powerfully tart flavor. 

 

Cranberry Juice

Maison Coucou Cranberry Juice Medical Medium Anthony William
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This cranberry water is a simple and perfect balance of tart and sweet. It's easy to make, beautiful to look at, and a delicious way to bring the amazing properties of cranberries into your day. 

Ingredients
4 cups water 
1 cup fresh cranberries
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons raw honey

Blend the water and cranberries together until well combined. Strain the resulting cranberry water through a sieve or nut milk bag and into a medium-sized bowl. 

Whisk the lime juice and raw honey into the cranberry water until the raw honey has completely dissolved. Serve and enjoy. 

TIPS

Frozen cranberries may be used in place of fresh cranberries. Simply thaw them beforehand and use 1/2 cup of thawed frozen cranberries in place of the fresh ones.