Cherry Chamomile Smoothie Recipe to Help Aid Sleep
This recipe can help aid sleep and is filled with healthy, natural ingredients! I got this recipe from a course I took with Dr. Leslie Korn.
You will want to make this smoothie an hour or two before you to go to sleep. Cherries and chamomile tea help promote sleep and can treat insomnia. Chamomile tea is also loaded with antioxidants and has properties that may aid in digestion, too. Mangos, seeds, and coconut will support blood sugar throughout the night, so you can rest peacefully. Blueberries or frozen bananas make a good substitute for mangos, too, if you don’t like mangos.
1 cup almond or coconut milk 1⁄2 cup
Strong, cold chamomile tea
Add: 1 cup frozen (or fresh) cherries
1 cup frozen mangos
1 tsp. flax seeds (or flax seed oil or lemon-flavored fish oil)
1⁄2 tsp. chia seeds
1 Tbs. coconut cream or coconut oil 3 drops liquid stevia 1 drop vanilla extract (optional)
Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Keep a quart of strong chamomile tea in the fridge or make “chamomile tea ice cubes” to add to evening smoothies.
Benefits of Chamomile Tea
It can relax the nerves and soothes the nervous system
Fights harmful bacteria, and has the ability to boost your immune system
It can help prevent cold
It can sooth a stomach ache
A digestive relaxant
A gentle relaxant
Can helps fade spots and eliminate acne scars
It can help relax the body and reduce stress! According to Dietician Anshul Jaibharat, "Chamomile tea is a gentle relaxant and acts as an effective natural sedative, thereby reducing stress.”