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The Sleep Smoothie

By 1st November 2015Nutrition

Once you learn the hormonal effects on the body that various foods have and combine that factor with taste, enjoyment and balance, you’re onto a winner! Try drinking this delicious sleep smoothie 60 minutes before bed. It’s specifically formulated to optimise sleep and promote muscle recovery and repair.

the sleep smoothie

Ingredients
300ml semi skimmed milk
1 scoop of myprotein micellar casein (vanilla flavour)
1 medium banana
28g chia seeds

Nutritional info
KCAL – 513.7
P – 39.8g
C – 56g
F – 14.5g

Each ingredient in the sleep smoothie has a specific purpose:

Micellar casein – This slow release protein is ideal to take before bed. It’s absorbed slowly by the stomach allowing a tapered release of amino acids to the muscles through the night. Perfect for the growth and repair of lean tissue.

Banana – Bananas are a great source of magnesium, vitamin B6, and natural complex carbs that produce serotonin. They also provide trytophan, an amino acid that promotes relaxation. All of these nutrients help to calm your body into sleepy, relaxed state. People that recommend a banana before a workout are seriously misinformed with regards to foods and hormonal responses.

Semi skimmed milk – Milk makes the base of the smoothie. It’s high in protein which can help repair and rebuild lean tissue.

Chia seeds – Not only do chia seeds add some texture to the smoothie (think chocolate chips!), they also give a huge four gram dose of omega 3 per serving. Healthy fats are important for joint and heart health as well as slowing digestion, keeping you feeling fuller through the night.

I wouldn’t recommended having the smoothie every evening, but once every so often when you feel you could do with an improved quality of sleep is wise. Don’t forget, you can get an exclusive discount off your micellar casein at Myprotein – Simply shop through the specific link below…

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