Here's the WHY behind the ingredients:
❤️Banana contains an amino acid called tryptophan that helps raise serotonin levels. Serotonin helps to regulate sleep. Bananas also contain magnesium and potassium which are natural muscle relaxants.
❤️Blackstrap molasses contains sleep supportive calcium, magnesium and B-6. The high glucose content boosts higher tryptophan levels(supporting serotonin and making you feel tired.)
❤️Coconut milk contains healthy fat that help coax sound sleep by supporting satiety and balanced blood sugar.
❤️Turmeric reduces inflammation and supports brain, joint and liver health
❤️Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help relieve aches and pains. For sleep, it’s the melatonin content that seals the deal!
❤️Nutmeg is a natural relaxant in small doses.
Try it yourself:
Blend until smooth (and even a little warm, if you like)
1 peeled banana
1 Tablespoon Blackstrap Molasses
1 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon ground turmeric or 1/2 inch piece of fresh turmeric root
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger or 1/4 inch piece of fresh, peeled ginger root
dash of ground nutmeg.
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For more ideas on bedtime drinks, check out my article on Fitlife!