Green smoothie

Sleep Inducing Green Smoothie

This smoothie is filled with flavour and packed with essential vitamins and nutrients .The recipe is naturally lactose free for those with lactose intolerance, we use Almond milk which is high in sleep-promoting hormones and minerals. , consuming this smoothie as part of your before-bed ritual is sure to boost your vitamin and fibre intake for the day. It also counts as one portion of the’5-a-day’ fruit and vegetable recommendations. Due to the natural sugars released in the blending process, no more than a 150 ml glass of smoothie should be consumed.

Ingredients

The Apples are a great source of fiber which helps you sleep in a few ways. First, fiber-heavy snacks starve off hunger longer than other foods, meaning you won’t wake up in the middle of the night with a rumbling stomach. In bananas we find Potassium and magnesium  which are are natural muscle relaxants, and bananas are a good source of both. They also contain the amino acid L-tryptophan, which gets converted to 5-HTP in the brain. The 5-HTP in turn is converted to serotonin (a relaxing neurotransmitter) and melatonin. Kale is actually good for you and can help you sleep.My kind of favourite type of green.Not only does it do wonders for your skin and insides but it does help you sleep.What a gem! That’s because kale is loaded with calcium, which helps the brain use tryptophan to manufacture melatonin.

The same goes for all the dark leafy greens, especially collards, spinach, and broccoli. (don’t let your broccoli go to waste.) and then, Ginger root has been known to have some healing and relaxing effects. People who drink hot ginger tea before sleeping tend relax more before bedtime.

This smoothie will help you sleep naturally.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time1 min
  • Total Time6 min
  • Energy165 cal
  • Course
    • Breakfast
  • Cooking Method
    • Blending
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Vegetarian
    • Low Salt

Ingredients

  • 2 kiwi fruits
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • medium banana
  • ginger root (thumb size)
  • 1 cup kale/spinach
  • juice of half a lime

Directions

1
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend

NOTES

If you want a warm smoothie, boil the ginger root and use the water as your liquid base. (Let it cool first before putting in the blender).

Leave a comment below and let me know if the smoothie helped with falling asleep naturally.

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