Fitness Friday: Cherry-Berry Green Smoothie Recipe for Sound Sleep and Improved Health

The Wild Alchemist’s Cherry-Berry Green Smoothie
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Have you been trying to clean up your eating habits and want to add more greens into your diet but absolutely hate the taste of them?
I have the perfect solution for you: The Wild Alchemist’s Cherry-Berry Green Smoothie.
This smoothie tastes like a bountiful blend of berry excellence and includes a full serving of spinach.
But don’t worry, the flavor of the frozen fruit completely disguises the baby spinach in this recipe–making it unidentifiable to even the most sensitive of taste buds. (Juuuust try it–I can say I told you so later 😏)
Baby spinach and blueberries are high in vitamin A and C and are also a potent source of antioxidants; which protect the immune system from infection as well as fight off cell damage.
While the effects of the cherries in this recipe will allow all my insomnia sufferers out there breathe a much needed sigh of relief. Cherries are one of nature’s best sources of naturally occurring melatonin, which helps to balance the body’s circadian rhythm, improving sleep function. And nature’s version won’t produce the same negative effects that taking melatonin in tablet form will, ie. it won’t impede your pineal gland’s ability to produce melatonin on it’s own in the future.
To use this smoothie as a means to correct your circadian rhythm and improve your sleep be sure to consume it regularly, get plenty of sunshine during the day and avoid all blue light emitting electronics at night (especially in the hours prior to bedtime); this will increase it’s likelihood of working for you.
Good, quality sleep has a subsequent affect on your ability to lose weight and gain muscle, because the body produces the human growth hormone at night and repairs muscle tissue while you sleep. So, even if you don’t suffer from insomnia, you might want to try this smoothie as a sleep aid as it could increase/improve the results from your workouts.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup Irresistibles Cherry Berry Infusion Frozen Fruit
1/4-1/2 cup President’s Choice Super Fruit Blend
1 cup frozen baby spinach
1 medium frozen banana
2 tbsp astro banana cream yogurt
1 & 1/4 cups 2% milk (almond milk would work too but doesn’t blend as well)

Add all ingredients to blender (with bananas on the bottom) and blend until smooth
If mixture appears too thick, add milk in small amounts and blend bit by bit until desired consistency is achieved
Enjoy your cherry-berry concoction, and sound sleep fellow alchemists 😁

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