Smoothies: A Bedtime Treat

Have you ever found yourself craving something sweet in the middle of the night? What if you could have a sweet bedtime snack, stick to your healthy diet, and get a good night’s sleep? The answer is you can! With a few tweaks to your bedtime routine you can avoid nighttime snacking and sleep a little easier too.

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Let your smoothie work for you not against you. An 8 ounce smoothie before bed can help improve your sleep. Remember, this is a bedtime snack not an actual meal. Nighttime is your body’s recovery time, don’t have a large smoothie and keep your body busy digesting a whole meal all night long.

Allow your body to relax. The purpose of the smoothie is to help your body unwind, make sure to choose smoothie ingredients that do that. A smoothie made with an almond milk base, 1 scoop of VeganSmart nutrition powder, and tart cherries or bananas are best for inducing sleep. These ingredients may interact with melatonin and promote a good night’s sleep.

Unplug and sip. The calming effects of your bedtime smoothie will be useless if you are scrolling on your phone. The light from electronics may be counteractive to falling asleep and may cause more stress that it solves. Try more relaxing activities, like meditating, while sipping on your smoothie.

Adding a smoothie to your bedtime routine is another way to keep 2017 a healthy and positive year!

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