What’s the hardest task of the day? Falling asleep, absolutely right! Though it’s not a task but it feels like one when you don’t feel drowsy at all. One or two restless nights are no big deal but if it continues every night then you’ll end up exhausted. Trying sleep lattes may help you get sound sleep.
Experts say these bedtime recipes promotes relaxation, boost sleep hormones and reduces anxiety as a result one sleeps soundly. A traditional haldi doodh/turmeric milk or golden milk is a proven age-old bedtime drink. But those who hate turmeric can try other variants too which are equally good and tastier.
Check out those delicious recipes for satisfying sleep here.
5 Yummy Sleep Lattes For Blissful Zzzzs
Caffeine-Free Lavender Latte
Lavender is known for its relaxing and calming properties which boost slow-wave sleep cycle. Thus, experts suggest putting few-drops of lavender essential oil on wrists, temples, or on your pillow for better sleep.
Sipping a lavender tea is in fact a better idea as it can treat digestive issues as well. So, here’s the recipe to lavender latte.
- lavender tea bag- 1
- Hot water- half cup
- Almond milk- 1 cup
- Coconut oil- 1 tsp
- Vanilla- half tsp
Pour the hot water in a cup, add tea bag and leave for few minutes. Transfer the water into the blender along with rest of the ingredients. Blend till a smooth consistency and enjoy lavender latte.
[Tip: Add honey for sweetness]
Unwind With Matcha Milk
Green matcha tea is healthy beverage but for bedtime drink, opt for matcha milk as it contains low caffeine. L-theanine in matcha boosts metabolism, dopamine levels, reduce anxiety, stress and helps you relax.
It’s easy to make and get ready in no time, all you need is following ingredients:
- High quality matcha- 1 teaspoon
- Hot water- 1 cup
- Almond milk- half cup
- Coconut butter- 1 tbsp
- Sweetener- optional
Blend all the ingredients except almond milk at low speed for few seconds and then raise the speed to medium-high. Blend for another few seconds and then transfer the drink to serving cup.
Top off with almond milk and enjoy!
Dreamy Sleep Tonic
A delicious treat for sore muscles and quality sleep after a workout is this cherry pink moon milk. It’s truly a dreamy sleep tonic as cherry boost the production of sleep hormones(serotonin) in your body.
Besides inducing better sleep, it also affects your mood positively. Cherries are also good for one more reason; it prevent strength loss thus recommended after post-workout recovery.
Get the recipe of pink moon milk below:
- Tart cherry juice- 4 ounces
- Honey- 1 tbsp
- Homemade almond milk- 6 ounces
- Ashwagandha powder- half teaspoon
Heat the juice and milk on low flame or else almond milk will separate. Take out from the flame after few seconds and add ashwagandha and honey. Stir and serve!
[Tip: Blend all the ingredients for a frothy pink moon milk]
Banana For Blissful Zzzzs
Do you feel an uncomfortable sensation in legs while sleep? This unpleasant feeling can make your night restless hence called restless leg syndrome. Try banana milk for cure as it contains potassium in good amount which is said to be effective against this syndrome.
Magnesium and tryptophan in banana is an additional advantage to make your nights calmer and restful. Put banana slices, one cup water, a tsp of flax seeds, sea salt, maple syrup, and nut butter in a blender.
Blend on high-power and enjoy. If you don’t want to go for a fancy drink then simply use banana and water.
Strawberry For Sweet Dreams
Strawberry milk is truly a bedtime delight and great drink for kids. Full of vitamins, potassium, and antioxidants, strawberry milk can help you deal with sleep-wake cycle.
And it’s easy to make, simply blend a handful of strawberry with vanilla, honey, and a dash of salt in blender. Top off with milk and have a delicious latte.
So, if your bedtime routine is messed up due to any reason probably the hectic schedule that even dozing off at night is hard, rely on these healthy and delicious sleep lattes and say goodbye to restless night.