You know when it’s almost bedtime, but you’re still hungry? What you need is a smoothie to help Mr. Sandman do his job so you can sleep!
Since finding myself hungry at bedtime happens to me on a regular basis, I uphold the philosophy that as long as you’re not bingeing on a boat-load of food before bed; eating something to keep from going to sleep on a rumbling tummy isn’t going to do you harm. It’s all about making sure you’re pre-sleep-snacking the right way because the truth is certain foods might fill you up, but then they also jazz you up so much you won’t be able to ever fall asleep!
However, there are special foods (like the ones in this smoothie) that can both fill you up and wind you down, acting as a yummy little lullaby.
Bananas are high in tryptophan: the sleepiness-inducing hormone that raises melatonin & serotonin levels, which promotes stable sleep. Cherries are one of the few natural plant sources of melatonin – a serious sleep-inducing hormone. Kale is high in magnesium which can help you sleep awesome-er. Rolled Oats are packed with magnesium and calcium, which are two minerals, that when taken together, have been proven to help stimulate deeper, less interrupted sleep! And Sunwarrior Plant-Protein Powder – keeps your blood sugar stable.
And here’s how to make it: