Sleepy Smoothie Recipe: Banana, Berries And Seeds

08/04/2015 11:51 | Updated 08 June 2015

Fed up with missing out on a decent sleep? Try drinking your way to peaceful night of ZZZs with this Sleepy Seeds smoothie recipe from the people at Nutribullet.

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Spinach might not be a natural pairing with berries, but the dark, leafy veg is rich in magnesium (a component of chlorophyll). This promotes muscle relaxation and can calm the adrenal gland action, increasing the chances of an uninterrupted night's shut-eye.

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Bananas are key in this recipe too. They are a good source of tryptophan, which converts to the calming hormones serotonin and melatonin in the body.

Ready to whizz up this drink? Here's how:

You will need:

2 handfuls of spinach

1 banana

30g raspberries

30g blueberries

1 tbs pumpkin seeds

1 tbs sunflower seeds

Place all the ingredients in a blender and fill to the maximum line with water. Blend until the consistency is smooth. Enjoy!

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