· By Suja Juice
A Suja Guide to Self-Care Sunday
If you’re reading this now, you might be experiencing a full season of change—with Fall moving in swiftly, the kids barreling back to school, and perhaps more work projects on your plate. We often wish that more time could magically appear out of thin air, so we can tackle each task without that “race to the finish line” feeling. We’ve also heard the best health experts say that it's essential to carve out “self-care” time and quite literally block it out on our calendars. But sometimes weekdays can unveil unexpected surprises, which completely shift our plans… which is why Self-Care Sunday is an actual thing. Sometimes we need to give ourselves that “me day” permission slip, kissing any guilt goodbye and riding that solo wave for the day. This might look like a glowing facial, or it could even be wine tasting with the girls. But here at Suja, we’d like to challenge you to take it a step further, by thinking about how every self-care action might start from within. So what does this really mean and how can you enjoy a meaningful self-care day? Keep on reading our guide to self-care Sunday to unpack this and more.
Start with a Hearty BreakfastA full Sunday brunch sprinkled with syrup-loaded waffles, scrambled eggs, and endless mimosas might be what the doctor ordered, but if you’re craving something slightly more nourishing on your self-care Sunday, then we have you covered! If you’ve already tried our 3-Day Juice Cleanse and checked out the brochure, then you probably know how to whip up our fiber-rich overnight oats, providing long-lasting energy: • 1 ½ cups rolled oats • 3 tablespoons chia seeds • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon • 1 ½ cups nut milk or water • Fresh blueberries Calories Per Serving: 300 ***Check out the brochure for the full recipe. To seal off this hearty breakfast with a small potent blast of nutrient-dense greens, you’ll want to try our Essentials Probiotic Shot—packed with adaptogenic reishi, and immune health-supporting live probiotics. This type of breakfast is how to start your “self-care from within” goals.
Find Morning Movement & RecoveryThere’s no better way to mentally reach relaxation mode than a yoga class. Here’s why:
- A number of studies show that yoga might reduce any built-up anxiety and stress.
- Yoga also supports mobility—improving overall bodily strength and balance
- It also may reduce inflammation and strengthen overall heart health.
Create an At-Home SpaWho needs to spend hundreds of dollars on a spa day, when you most likely have all of the essentials at home? For the most serene experience, here’s what you might want to consider:
- Jump into a comfy, cloud-like robe
- Brew a steaming cup of mint or chamomile tea
- Bring out any of your luxurious body oils and lotions
- Grab an anti-puff eye mask (or traditional cucumbers)
- Light your favorite candle… try calming lavender or jasmine