Healthy Lifestyle Recipes: Banana Tea as a Sleeping Aid / Natural Insomnia Cure

Hello everyone
After an extended break, I'm back with some new recipes and healthy ideas! I've been busy with my teaching job here in Portugal and so haven't had much time for my blog. However, the children are now off for the summer, so I have more free time to make videos and create new recipes. 😁

As a teacher, I've often found that there's lots of different ideas shooting through my head at night, not to mention, recalling the previous day's events. This means that sometimes, when I'm in bed, I toss and turn, unable to fall asleep. The more you worry about not sleeping, the more your mind races, and next thing you know, hours have passed. An active mind does not permit sleep.
There are many sleeping aids on the market. However, sleeping medication - such as sedative hypnotic drugs like benzodiazepines and barbiturates can be addictive and are used to treat anxiety disorders by increasing drowsiness. Barbiturates depress the central nervous system are used as anesthetics and sedatives.

If you're suffering from insomnia, you will want to avoid these.  This is where my banana tea recipe steps in. It's a quick 11-minute recipe and all you need is an organic banana and some water.
How does it work?
Bananas, including their peels, are full to the brim with potassium and magnesium. While magnesium helps prevent sleep disturbances, both magnesium and potassium work together to relax our muscles. In fact, magnesium is one of the best minerals for relaxation.
Bear in mind that this recipe calls for 100% organic bananas. Bananas that are not organic are loaded with harmful pesticides and since I encourage you to eat the boiled peel, it must be chemical-free.
Please view the below 1-minute video for the full method:-

Method to the madness
  • Start off by scrubbing and washing one organic banana. Then, cut off both ends of the banana and place it, peel and all, into boiling water.
  • Boil it for around 10 minutes.
  • Using a colander, pour the water into a mug. If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle the cinnamon into the tea. Drink it one hour before bed time.
Of course, don't forget you can eat the left over boiled banana! Eating the warm, gooey fruit and its peel along with the tea will increase its soothing effects… Not to mention it makes a yummy dessert!
I would love to hear what you think about this vegan tea recipe - you can DM me on myoutube channelmy Instagram page, my facebook page, my pinterest page and my twitter account.   

Stay healthy,

Love Lou X


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