A Healthy Smoothie for Fighting Insomnia

· December 20, 2016
By including relaxing ingredients in a smoothie, we can help our digestion. We can also make use of them to better fight our insomnia.

Fighting insomnia isn’t easy. This we know.

Taking medicine isn’t good if this is only an occasional problem for us. Also, even though we fight to control our stress or anxiety, we may not see the results we want.

Finding practices that help us adjust to our needs is highly recommended by specialists.

Some people find help in specific relaxation techniques. Other people fight insomnia by going out and walking for a few hours before sleeping. Many people find help by changing some specific part of their life.

There is something else that we can’t forget. Our diet is essential to sleeping well at night. There are specific foods that wake us up. These foods don’t help us at all.

Eating the wrong food forces our bodies to work overtime when we need to be relaxing. When we sleep, our bodies also need to be well equipped to remove toxins.

Natural and light smoothies that work as a digestive aid are very helpful in fighting insomnia. In this article, we will discuss a great sleep aid you may not have discovered before.

Fighting insomnia with a healthy and delicious smoothie

In this smoothie, we are going to include fresh fruits and vegetables. These make it great for helping to get to sleep. They are easy to find. You can also have this smoothie prepared in just 15 minutes.

But, first let’s look at the “magic” ingredients that will let you sleep better.
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Apples

We are very accustomed to eating apples during the day. However, when you have episodes of insomnia, try eating them at night.

  • Apples are rich in soluble fiber. This helps our digestion. It also helps our circulation.

  • Apples are also good for relaxing our bodies. The vitamins in apples are also very good at helping our livers work like they should.

  • We can’t forget about our organs. Our liver and lymphatic system have large roles in detoxifying our bodies. They do this at night and apples help them.

  • Also, they help to reduce our blood sugar levels. This is due to the polyphenols in apples. This helps us to avoid dangerous blood sugar spikes. And blood sugar spikes can keep us from getting rest.


Relaxing cucumbers

Have you ever used cucumbers to relax your skin? Maybe you used them to get rid of bags under your eyes. Cucumbers have many anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties.

  • Now, what happens if we drink cucumbers in a juice instead of putting them on our skin? Our bodies will thank us. Cucumbers are especially helpful with getting to sleep due to their high magnesium content.

  • This mineral improves our quality of sleep. It can even reduce sleep issues and insomnia.

Lettuce, a natural relaxant

Are you surprised? We are used to eating lettuce in salads. But, did you know, the Greeks used to drink lettuce tea to fight insomnia? It’s true.

  • Lettuce is characterized by its calming effects. It especially calms your nerves. Lettuce is also known for helping with digestion and keeping a regular heartbeat.

  • There are several ways to enjoy its benefits. Two ways are to drink lettuce tea or to blend it into a juice.

Raw, organic honey

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You can find organic honey in any natural food store. It’s a little more expensive, but it’s worth the cost. This is because it’s a true miracle of nature. Raw honey is an ideal cure that we should take before we go to sleep.

Raw honey helps our livers to get rid of toxins effectively. A process we have highlighted in this article. This is because this process is very active at night.

It’s important to use raw honey and the other ingredients we’ve seen to fight insomnia. If we use them at night, we can help our livers.

This reduces the amount they have to work. The processes of detoxification and metabolism will then be more effective.

How to prepare an insomnia fighting smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 green apple

  • 3 lettuce leaves

  • 1 cucumber

  • 1 cup (200 ml) of water

  • 1 tablespoon (25g) of raw, organic honey

  • 1 teaspoon (5g) of cinnamon

Directions

Like we said, you can have this ready in about 15 minutes.

  • First, wash the apple and lettuce leaves. Don’t forget to peel the apple. Cut the apple into quarters and take out the seeds.

  • Peel the cucumber. Then, cut it into quarters. This makes it easier to blend.

  • In a blender, add the water, honey, apple, cucumber, and lettuce.

  • Blend for several seconds until smooth.

  • For serving, pour into a glass and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.

Remember to drink this smoothie a couple hours before going to bed.

By drinking this, we will be ready for bed when we get there. We will be tired, having finished digesting our food. See for yourself what benefits this drink has.