Sundowner Smoothie: A Sweet Way to Wind Down

If we’ve crossed paths over the past few weeks, you’ve no doubt heard my spiel about how great tart cherry juice is for promoting restful sleep. (Aside from chocolate, sleep is the answer to most of life’s troubles.). So tonight I attempted a tart cherry smoothie nightcap of sorts to neutralize the tart in the juice. This one includes soymilk which is also naturally rich in the sleepytime amino acid tryptophan. Heck, you might want to sip it in bed in case you dose off midway through.

Photo by: kochtopf

Sundowner Smoothie
Serves 1 Wired Individual

4 oz tart cherry juice
4 oz unsweetened soymilk
1 organic orange, peeled
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
4 ice cubes

Blend until smooth. Tastier than chamomile tea for sure!

Nutrition info per sleepyhead: 172 calories, 2 g fat, 60 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrates, 3.5 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 4.5 g protein, 8% vitamin A, 117% vitamin C, 20% calcium (200 mg), 3% iron. 

Are you asleep yet?

One thought on “Sundowner Smoothie: A Sweet Way to Wind Down

  1. Get Skinny, Go Vegan. says:

    ha ha. just don’t have the chocolate BEFORE you try to sleep. i know this but sometimes do it anyway, if there is actually any chocolate in the house. it has only been in recent years that i have learned the magical powers of cherries, and i mean the fruit 🙂 LOVE them and bought, i can’t say, how many pounds when they were 4.00 a lb. organic at WF
    Suffice to say, i had a bellyache for one week because i could not stop eating the things.
    they are awesome!

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