8 Plant-Based Recipes To Help You Sleep Better
A plant-based diet and lifestyle are in vogue and all for the right reasons. Cruelty-free food is delicious as well as nourishing. Many of the ingredients hold immense potential to heal several ailments with barely minimum side-effect. Given below is the list of awesome plant-based recipes that can holistically restore your sleep cycles.
1. Cannabis-infused guacamole
- Avocado – 3 ripe, pitted and peeled
- Lime juice – 1 tablespoon
- Salt – to taste
- Garlic – 1 clove, minced.
- CBD oil – 2 to 3 drops
- Mince the avocados with the help of a fork until smooth. Now add garlic, lime juice, and stir well to combine.
- Add a few drops of CBD oil, starting with a low dosage and mix well.
Fresh guacamole infused with CBD oil can be a therapeutic late-night snack if you are having trouble catching sleep.
2. Kiwi-banana smoothie
- Kiwi fruit – 1 ½
- Banana – 1, ripe.
- Honey – ½ tablespoon
- Almond milk – ⅓ rd cup
- In a blender, throw in all the ingredients and blend until smooth consistency.
- Kiwi is a rich source of serotonin while banana helps fill our daily magnesium needs. Both these compounds can help in inducing a good night’s sleep.
3. Honey chamomile cupcake
- Apple cider vinegar – 1 tablespoon
- Almond milk – 2 cups
- All-purpose flour – 2 cups
- Chamomile leaves – ½ cup
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Baking powder – 2 teaspoon
- Salt – ½ teaspoon
- Baking soda – ½ teaspoon
- Coconut oil – ½ cup
- Vanilla extract – 1 ¼ teaspoon
- Set the oven at 350 F and preheat for 15 minutes.
- Line 12 muffin cups with baking paper.
- Start the curdling process in milk by adding vinegar to it and set it aside
- Take a pan and heat oil on a low flame, add chamomile leaves in it and stir for about half a minute. Strain the oil through a thin sieve.
- Now strain the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a large bowl. Whisk together all the wet ingredients- milk, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
- Now fold the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly half batch at a time. Give it a smooth consistency and pour it into the cups.
- Bake for 15 – 20 mins until the cupcakes rise and are golden brown.
The chamomile in the delectable cupcakes can help you relax and sleep better.
4. Blueberry-lavender smoothie
- Mix fruit – 1 bowl (apple, banana, blueberries)
- Dried Lavender leaves – ½ tablespoon
- Chia seeds – 1 tablespoon
- Water – 1 cup
- Lemon juice – ½ teaspoon
- Honey – ½ teaspoon
- In a blender combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a glass jar and enjoy it for its tranquilizing effects.
5. Hot Cocoa with cinnamon
- Almond milk – 1 cup
- Sugar – 1 tablespoon
- Cocoa powder – 1 tablespoon
- Cinnamon powder – ¼ teaspoon
In a medium pot combine the milk and cocoa powder and brink to boil. Simmer the flame and sprinkle cinnamon. Stir well for 2-3 minutes and add sugar. Pour the warm cocoa milk into a cup to sip before hitting the bed.
6. Tomato-basil soup
- Tomatoes – 1 can
- Water – 1 cup
- Salt – To taste
- Black pepper – ¼ teaspoon
- Cashew cream – ½ cup
- Basil leaves – 8-10, finely chopped
- In a pot empty the entire tomato can, add water and bring it to the boil.
- Let it cool, blend it to a smooth consistency.
- Put the tomato puree in a pot on a low flame and gradually add the cashew cream.
- Simmer and cook for 5-6 minutes and add salt.
- Finish with the pepper and garnish with the basil leaves.
- Magnesium-rich cashews and adaptogen properties in basil can help you relax and slip into a sound sleep.
- Serve a bowl as a night time appetizer to enjoy its benefits.
7. Peach-chamomile ice candy
- Water – 1 ½ cups
- Sugar – ½ cup
- Peaches – 16 ounces, cut and pitted
- Fresh chamomile flowers – ⅓ cup
- Lime juice – 1 tablespoon
- In a saucepan combine water and sugar and bring to a boil.
- Add chamomile flowers and cook for another 10 minutes on a low flame. Sieve the mixture juicing out the flowers completely.
- Now put the sieved mixture back in the pan and add the peaches.
- Cook until peaches are tender.
- Once the mixture is cool, blend it in a blender for a smooth consistency.
- Add lime juice and stir before pouring it into ice pop molds.
- Freeze for 4 to 6 hours before enjoying for a good night’s sleep.
8. Choco-almond cluster
- Almonds – 1 cup raw or roasted
- Vegan chocolate chips – ½ cup
- Salt – to sprinkle
- Melt choco-chips in a microwave by string after ever 20 seconds or melt them on a low flame.
- Add almonds to the melted chocolate and mix to form an even coating.
- Line a baking tray with a parchment paper or baking sheet and spoon small chocolate almonds cluster on it (about 12 to 14).
- Sprinkle a little bit of salt on them and set then in the freezer for about 20 mins.
- Melatonin in this crunchy delight can help you sleep better, so the best time to enjoy it is after dinner.
The Bottom Line
These simple recipes are mostly great to have around your bedtime. The delight of having food that is therapeutic and equally delectable is truly amazing. So, go ahead and dive into the world of delicious treats that nourishes your body and relaxes your mind.
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