Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Healthy Sleep Slim Smoothie

Doze off and keep your metabolism burning through the night with this delicious smoothie courtesy of Dr. Michael Breus, PhD, The Sleep Doctor. Cherries are one of the richest known sources of melatonin, the sleep hormone that recent studies have shown can also help reverse the effects of aging, while bananas contain loads of magnesium, a calming mineral. Almonds contain both tryptophan, an amino acid that acts as a sedative, and magnesium, which acts as a muscle relaxant.

1 cup organic tart cherry juice
1/2 banana
1/2 cup almond milk
5 ice cubes
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

Combine the cherry juice, banana, almond milk, ice and vanilla in a blender. Blend until smooth.

You can add Valarian Root extract for an added punch.

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