Try this antioxidant-powered soothing, calming sleepy time tart cherry 🍒 mocktail instead!
🍒6 ounces chamomile or lavender tea (or other soothing non caffeinated herbal tea)
🍒4 ounces tart cherry juice (not concentrate), only cherry juice
🍒2 ounces sparkling water (or more if you’d like it extra sparkly
Pour the three ingredients over ice into your fave sipping glass 🥤
Garnish with orange, lime, or lemon, and add a little squeeze of citrus if you’d like! (Extra vitamin C boost too🍊).
Two things in tart cherries that may promote good sleep:
🍒 phytonutrients that act like antioxidants
🍒melatonin- your body’s sleepy time hormone
Tart cherries are packed with #phytonutrients, which are health-promoting compounds that combat inflammation in the body, including the gut and brain for body mind energy, clarity, focus and happiness. ☺️
Just some of the phytonutrients that act like antioxidants fighting inflammation in tart cherries include
🍒flavonoids (quercetin, anyhocyanins, kaempferol)
🍒flavanols (catechin, epicatechin)
Some studies have also shown tart cherries to improve sleep because of tart cherries’ melatonin content. Y’all if you want to FEEL good, sleep is key! 😴 Lucky for us, #plantbased foods have been shown to promote good sleep through their fiber, #plantprotein and other’s beneficial compounds like in tart cherries.
Try replacing your alcohol night cap with a tart cherry night cap to promote better sleep, energy, mood and overall health. Who’s in?😃🙌🏼🍒