It’s almost bedtime, but you’re still hungry? What you need is a smoothie to help you catch some zzz’s!
Hunger strikes on the most untimely hours. It usually hits us when we’re about to go to bed. However, as long as we’re not binge eating before bed, putting something inside a rumbling tummy isn’t really going to do you harm. We just have to make sure the pre-sleep snack is something that will help us sleep better and make us healthier, and something that won’t cause unwanted stomach aches that will wake us up in the middle of the night.
What’s good is there are special types of food that can both fill you up and help us fall asleep.
For example: bananas (which we will be using in the smoothie) are high in tryptophan: the sleep-inducing hormone that raises serotonin & melatonin levels, which in turn, promotes stable sleep. Another food that helps produce melatonin levels in the body are cherries. Kale is high in magnesium which can help you sleep better. 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 for the magic, a scoop of Elite Protein Chocolate Powder will keep your blood sugar stable.
And here’s how to make it:
Go to Sleep Smoothie
Prep time: 5 minutes
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 2 tablespoons chocolate
- 1 handful (or cup) of kale
- 1 scoop Elite Protein Chocolate Powder
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- Add all ingredients to a blender
- Add one scoop of Elite Protein Chocolate powder.
- Blend, sip and enjoy!
Have a great night’s sleep with this delicious smoothie. If you liked it, make sure to share the recipe with your friends!
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