10 Snacks and 10 Recipes to Fight Insomnia

As part of my new series The Insomnia Fix, I have compiled a list of 10 snack foods and links to 10 recipes that can help fight insomnia. The snacks and recipes contain foods high in vitamins, minerals and hormones that help promote relaxation or help the body produce the vital sleep hormone melatonin.

10 snack foods to fight insomnia

  • almonds – high in magnesium-a muscle relaxer
  • tart cherries – high in melatonin- a sleep hormone
  • bananas – high in tryptophan – a precursor and necessary component to the production of melatonin
  • pineapple – known to boost melatonin
  • pumpkin seeds – high in tryptophan
  • walnuts – high in melatonin
  • goji berries – one of the best known sources of melatonin
  • Sweet potatoes – high in potassium – a muscle relaxer
  • dairy products – high in tryptophan
  • poultry – high in tryptophan

Below are links to 10 recipes designed to help you relax and produce more melatonin. Some of the links contain more than the recipe being highlighted.

Banana-Almond Smoothie

By: Great Green Heron

Cherry and Plum Smoothie

By: Nourished by Nutrition

Melatonin Boosting Sleep Cocktail

By: Medicinal Plants and their uses

Turmeric Golden Milk

By: The Awesome Green

6 sleep juice recipes

By: Febico

6 sleep juice recipes

Closing thoughts

In the near future, I’ll be giving you some of my personal favorite recipes for nighttime snacks, drinks and smoothies to help me sleep. What are your favorites? I’d love to see your comments below!

Until next time…namaste my friends!

Tamara

11 Ideas for Build-Your-Own Dinner Nights

This week at Purple Almond Wellness, we are talking about social wellness. Nothing brings people together better than food!

I found an article on bonbonbreak.com, which lists 11 “build-you-own” ideas. What fun for people to come together, for some conversation, fun and make a meal for themselves, to their own tastes.

The ideas include:

  1. Rice bowl bar
  2. Tortilla bar
  3. Mediterranean flatbread bar
  4. Potato bar
  5. Pasta bar
  6. Salad bar
  7. Sandwich bar
  8. Pizza bar
  9. Bloody Mary bar
  10. Ice cream bar
  11. Hot chocolate bar

What are the specifics on each? You’ll have to follow this link to get the details: 11 Ideas for Build-Your-Own Dinner Nights