Banana, cherry and kale sleep aid smoothie

Banana, cherry and kale sleep aid smoothie

Healthy smoothie recipes are a great way to make healthy foods more convenient and easier to eat.

Combining healthy ingredients into a smoothie recipe does not only benefit your health, but it is fun and delicious too.

Do you struggle getting an adequate amount of sleep?

Are you suffering from insomnia and fatigue during the day because of lack of sleep? This sleep aid smoothie can help.

Sleeping pills can have adverse side effects.

A large study published in BMJ shows that some sleeping pills can double the risk of death.

This juice recipe is packed with natural and safe ingredients that can help you get a good night’s sleep.

 

Let’s take a look at the ingredients in this healthy organic juice recipe.

 

Bananas:

They are a great source of vitamin B6, which helps produce melatonin, a hormone that regulates our sleep and circadian rhythms.

 

Cherries:

Cherry juice was shown in a study presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 meeting to increase sleep time in adults with insomnia.

 

Kale:

A lack of magnesium and calcium in the diet may contribute to insomnia. “A lack of the nutrients calcium and magnesium will cause you to wake up after a few hours and not be able to return to sleep,” writes James F. Balch, M.D., author of “Prescription for Nutritional Healing.” Kale is a great source of both calcium and magnesium.

 

Process the following ingredients in a blender:

1 cup of kale, chopped

1/2 cup of tart cherry juice

1 banana

1/2 cup of filtered water or almond milk

Make sure ingredients are organic

Enjoy!

 AS ALWAYS: Check with your health practitioner before you change your diet. These organic foods are not meant to replace any treatment or drugs you are taking.

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REFERENCES:

1. Balch, Phyllis A., and James F. Balch. Prescription for Nutritional Healing. New York: Avery, 2000. Print.

2. “Effect of Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Drug Prescriptions on Mortality Hazards: Retrospective Cohort Study.” BMJ.com. British Medical Journal, 18 Feb. 2014. Web. 07 Sept. 2014.

3. “Magnesium and Sleep Disturbance.” Dr. Sircus. Dr. Sircus, 08 Dec. 2009. Web. 07 Sept. 2014.

4. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Kale, Raw.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 07 Sept. 2014.

5. “Study: Tart Cherry Juice Increases Sleep Time in Adults with Insomnia.” EurekAlert! Weber Shandwick Worldwide, 28 Apr. 2014. Web. 07 Sept. 2014.

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