Bedtime Smoothie For Better Sleep & Weight Loss

If you are struggling to fall asleep at night, consider drinking this bedtime smoothie before bed. It will relax you, and help you fall asleep almost instantly.

The top of that, the smoothie will also help you lose weight as you sleep!

For recipe tips, benefits and more, scroll past the recipe to learn more.

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Bedtime Smoothie Before Bed

Bedtime Smoothie (For Weight Loss & Better Sleep)

If you are struggling to fall asleep at night, consider drinking this bedtime smoothie before bed. It will relax you, and help you fall asleep almost instantly.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 medium-sized banana (or 1 cup of frozen banana slices for a thicker smoothie)
  • 1 handful of spinach (washed)
  • 1 cup /240ml milk (low fat)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender jug.
  2. Process until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: Tropical

Nutrition

  • Calories: 310
  • Sugar: 24
  • Fat: 14
  • Carbohydrates: 38
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 8

Keywords: bedtime smoothies, healthy smoothies, sleepy smoothie, smoothies before bed, smoothies for sleep

Smoothie Before Bed Benefits

Apart from helping you fall asleep, bedtime smoothies have other benefits as well, these include:

    • Helps You Fall Asleep Faster
    • Calms You Down
    • Relaxes You
    • May Aid in Weight Loss
    • May Detox You
    • Provides You With Numerous Vitamins & Minerals (Some of which aid sleep)
    • Muscle Recovery
    • May Prevent Night Leg Cramps During The Night

And the list goes on.

Bedtime Smoothie Before Bed

 

Ingredient Breakdown And Why They Help With Sleep

I didn’t randomly select the ingredients to make this calming smoothie for sleep. 

Each ingredient was researched carefully.

Furthermore, the ingredients selected also work in harmony with  eachother, creating a well-balanced tasty smoothie at the same time.

Here is a breakdown of the ingredients:

  • Banana: Contains serotonin and melatonin, promoting relaxation.
  • Spinach: High in magnesium, aids muscle relaxation and sleep regulation.
  • Milk: Provides tryptophan, a precursor to sleep-inducing serotonin.
  • Honey: Small amount boosts insulin, enhancing tryptophan’s access to the brain.
  • Almond Butter: Rich in magnesium and protein, supports muscle relaxation and sustained energy through the night.

Popular Questions From The Smoothie Community And Their Answers

This sleepy smoothie was very popular among my followers on YouTube.

However, there were some common questions I got from the viewers, so I am going to answer some of them here too:

Why Is It OK To Have a Smoothie Before Bed?

You may be wondering whether it’s actually a good idea to drink smoothies before bed. The answer is, it depends. It depends on what kind of smoothie you are drinking, and the ingredients used. Rest assured though, the ingredients I used in this specific nighttime smoothie are ideal to consume before bed, and won't disturb your sleep.

Is It Good To Have a Green Smoothie Before Bed?

Green smoothies are great to drink before bed. They contain light easy-to-digest ingredients, so they won’t disturb you during the night. Furthermore, most of the green smoothie ingredients can help you fall asleep faster since they have calming effects.

Does This Nighttime Smoothie Help With Weight Loss?

Yes, the smoothie can also help you lose weight. It helps in various ways; it debloats, which makes your stomach appear flatter, and also helps your body flush out any water your body is holding, which can result in water weight loss. If you remain in a calorie deficit during the day, the weight loss will be enhanced even further.

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Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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