The ultimate sleep hack!
If you love the idea of a tasty drink before bed that is known to help you sleep better read on for the recipe!
What you'll need:
- Two whole organic bananas
- 600 ml water
How to make it:
Gently rinse the bananas under running water to remove any dirt and debris. Remove the ends of the bananas. With the peel on, slice the bananas into a few pieces.
Place them in a small pot and add the water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes, then strain the liquid into a jug removing the banana. At this point you can add a dash of vanilla essence and a sprinkle of cinnamon for some extra flavour.
Yields two cups.
Drink an hour before bed.
How banana tea works to aid sleep:
Banana peel contains magnesium and potassium, two nutrients that help the muscles of the body relax.
Bananas also contain the amino acid L-tryptophan, which gets converted to 5-HTP in the brain. The 5-HTP, in turn, is converted to serotonin (a relaxing neurotransmitter) and melatonin. (Source).