Having trouble sleeping? Waking up regularly in the night and still tired in the morning? Tried counting sheep, taking pills and hitting yourself over the head with a hammer and still you can't sleep well? Well then try this sleep promoting, body relaxing smoothie made in the JR8000S juicer or JR Touch Blenders and created by our friends at Chalk and Moss and start sleeping like you mean it.
Antioxidant and Nourishing Sleep Smoothie
Chalk and Moss came across a great sleep smoothie recipe by Ana Stanciu on Helloglow, which includes many of the key nutrients needed for sleep. They made a couple of additions to up the green food factor (and they had run out of flax seeds). Kiwis have been found to be a real wonder food, particularly when it comes to vitamin C. So do use this liberally in your recipes!
1 cup kale (detoxifies and nourishes the body. It contains all 9 amino acids, including tryptophan)
1 small handful lettuce (fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc along with vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B-6, C, A, E, and vitamin K)
1 banana (magnesium, tryptophan & potassium. These relax muscles and create alkaline environment)
2 kiwis (vitamin C, folate, potassium, vitamins K & B, and antioxidants, which aid serotonin)
1 tsp flax seeds (omega 3 & tryptophan)
1 tbs almond butter (magnesium and protein to switch your muscles from adrenaline to rest mode for sleep)
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup live yoghurt (tryptophan and calcium, which helps body produce melatonin. Live yoghurt is probiotic, and can be easier to digest than the traditional warm milk before bed.)
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Happy Sleeping :-)