Improve Your Sleep Score: Part 1 - Sleep Enhancing Drinks
These drink recipes include ingredients known for their sleep-inducing properties, such as chamomile, lavender, turmeric, and almond butter. Enjoying these beverages in the evening can help you relax and prepare your body for a restful night's sleep. Any of these are quick and simple to make yourself.
You can also enhance each one with a few drops of our Life Elements CBD Sleep Boost. Or you can simply take the recommended dose of CBD Sleep Boost on its own about 30 minutes before your intended bedtime. The combination of organic CBD, valerian root, ginger root, and passion flower will help you relax, unwind, and enjoy a deeper, more restful sleep. Try these and enjoy:
1. CHAMOMILE & LAVENDER SLEEP TEA
- 1 chamomile tea bag
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried lavender flowers
- 1 cup of hot water
1. Boil water and pour it into a cup.
2. Add the chamomile tea bag and dried lavender flowers.
3. Let it steep for 5-7 minutes.
4. Remove the tea bag and strain the lavender flowers.
5. Sip the soothing tea before bedtime for a calming effect.
2. GOLDEN MILK (TURMERIC) SLEEP ELIXER
- 1 cup of milk (dairy or plant-based)
- 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- A pinch of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
1. Heat the milk in a saucepan over low heat.
2. Add the turmeric, cinnamon, and a pinch of black pepper.
3. Stir well and let it simmer for a few minutes.
4. Sweeten with honey if desired.
5. Enjoy this warm and comforting elixir 30 minutes before bedtime.
3. BANANA & ALMOND BUTTER SLEEP SMOOTHIE
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon of almond butter
- 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt (or a dairy-free alternative)
- 1/2 cup of almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon of honey (optional)
1. Combine the ripe banana, almond butter, Greek yogurt, almond milk, and nutmeg in a blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Sweeten with honey if desired.
4. Sip on this delicious and nutritious sleep smoothie about an hour before bedtime.
📸 Photo by Drew Jemmett 🙏