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This Is How Drinking A Smoothie Can Help You Sleep😴

By June 4, 2019 August 24th, 2019 No Comments

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Last updated on August 24th, 2019 at 12:46 am

smoothies to help you sleep

A lot of people are starting to drink smoothies because they’ve heard about the many different benefits that they have.

The word is spreading fast that these amazing drinks not only taste great but also do wonders for your body.

It increases your energy,⚡️ strengthens your immune system and your bones, repair and builds your muscles💪🏾 and pretty much help every other aspect of the human body!

They are just an overall power drink.

If you add in a little bit of protein powder to this drink…WATCH OUT WORLD because you are coming for it!

The Formulation of A Smoothie🔬🥤

The most interesting thing about smoothies is the scientific and strategic formulation of them.

Yes…making a smoothie can be strategic.

The way in which smoothies are so good for you all depends on what you put in them.

That means…

You can create a smoothie with a specific goal in mind once you know which ingredients to put into it!

It is kind of like chess.

The goal of the game is to get ‘checkmate’ right?

Well, you can get ‘checkmate’ depending on the strategic moves you make.

In a way, (yes I know a weird example) making a smoothie is like chess.

You want to get ‘checkmate’ depending on the goal you want your smoothie to accomplish.

It could be more energy, losing weight, detoxing the body, clearer skin, getting rid of belly bloat, fat burning, de-stressor, you name it.

To demonstrate this, here are a few ingredients when used, have one particular benefit…

They greatly enhance your sleep.😴

We all know that sleep is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle.

This is where your body slows down and is able to take time to heal, grow, or repair different parts of the body.

You can combine a few of these simple ingredients with other ones to make a healthy smoothie that will also help you get a better night sleep!

These are the ingredients:

  • Cherries🍒
  • Milk🥛
  • Honey🍯
  • Strawberries🍓

Let’s see why these ingredients in a smoothie can help you sleep better.

Cherries🍒

Cherries are fantastic for enhancing sleep because they provide us with a natural source of melatonin.

For those who don’t remember their high school biology class (this includes me…ha)…

Melatonin is the sleep hormone that we produce in the brain when we’re ready for bed.

The more of this hormone you have, the sleepier you get and the deeper your sleep will be.

Hormones are little chemical messages that control many of the body’s processes like growth and reproduction.

Your hormones play an important in helping you sleep and HERE’S how.

Melatonin is what’s in a lot of the most powerful sleeping medications as well.

By getting it from cherries, you can get it much cheaper without any of the unwanted side effects, like dependence!

Milk🥛

Milk is a great choice for your bed-time smoothie ingredient since it makes your sleep more restorative.

Milk contains healthy cholesterol that your body can use to make testosterone.

When you have low testosterone which is called hypogonadism, it can contribute to insomnia.

Women have a small amount of testosterone that is released by the ovaries and if that level is too low it can cause sleep deprivation.

For me, since I cannot drink milk, I would use almond, coconut or cashew milk instead.

Adding milk to your smoothie is pretty important if you want to build muscle due to the amount of protein and amino acids found in it.

Milk is also helpful in healing.

If you can drink milk then I recommend finding an organic brand.

Also, many people associate milk with bedtime from their childhood and thus it can be very soothing and comforting when they add it to their smoothies.

Honey🍯

Honey is a natural sugar that is a great addition to your nighttime smoothie and here’s why.

I love the way Doctor Oz explains it.👇🏾

Honey can help promote relaxation by raising your insulin levels slightly which allows the amino acid, tryptophan to enter your brain easier which causes you to get sleepy.

That is why after Thanksgiving🦃🍂 everyone has to take a nap…😴

It’s because of this amino acid.

Try adding a little bit of honey to your milk smoothie and see what happens!

Strawberries🍓

Finally, strawberries are a great source of vitamin C.

Any source of vitamin C can greatly enhance your sleep.

That’s because this vitamin is known to…

Increase serotonin and your body converts serotonin into melatonin.

Serotonin itself also happens to be good for your mood, meaning you can feel rested and de-stressed before you doze off!

You Need Energy While Your Sleep⚡️😴

Having a smoothie before you go to bed is not a bad thing to do.

Your body needs energy⚡️to do bodily maintenance while you are off in dreamland.

All of the ingredients mentioned above are all great sources of energy that is slowly released by your body while you are sleeping.

For example, honey🍯 provides both fructose and sucrose, 2 sugars that are fast and slow acting.

This means that you’ll get energy right at the start of your sleep and also later on when you’re deeper into it.

So adding in some or all of these ingredients into your smoothie and drinking it about 2-3 hours before you go to bed🛌 can help give your body the necessary energy it needs.

If you go to bed on an empty stomach, you are running the risk of your body not having enough energy to perform its daily maintenance duties as well as waking up with a  booming headache!😖

I have woken up with booming headaches a few times.

I would be so tired that I would go straight to bed not realizing that I was super hungry.

When I wake up, I would have a bad headache.

I also wake up with a headache if I overheat at night or become dehydrated while I am sleeping.

That is why I always keep some infused water💦near my bedside so I get some hydration as well as some added energy from my water.

To Wrap Things Up…

Sleep😴 is super important if you want to live a healthy lifestyle.

It is needed to build, grow, repair, and re-energize the body.

Having a smoothie before you go to meet the Sandman is not a bad idea especially if you don’t want to wake up with a booming headache.😖

These ingredients mentioned are all great natural ‘sleep aids’ that can help you get a better nights rest.

Try adding some or all of these ingredients to your next smoothie and drink it about 2 to 3 hours before you go to bed🛌 and see if it makes a difference in your quality of sleep.

To drinking smoothies to help you sleep better,

my zen place

Morgan Green

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P.S.S.-If you are interested in some awesome smoothie programs to help improve your sleep, check out the green smoothie detox and or the red smoothie detox
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