In the evening, after a hard day’s work, you need to restore strength and prepare the body for sleep. According to the law of meanness, hands are drawn to something tasty quick cooking. The average person’s evening diet consists of fast food, flour or baked goods, semi-finished products and dry food – i.e. products that do not require a lot of cooking time. Such food does not allow the body to fully rest overnight: the digestive system works in an enhanced mode, the quality of sleep decreases, the period of deep sleep is shortened.
How to pamper yourself in the evening without harming your figure and with benefits for the body? There is a solution – natural smoothies!
Smoothie is a drink that contains natural herbal ingredients. Such a natural cocktail is tasty, healthy, satisfying, low-calorie and only takes a couple of minutes to prepare, suitable for dietary nutrition and daily use. Initially, the dish appeared among vegetarians: so that the smoothie was not too thick, water or ice was added to it, not milk. Soon, the drink conquered a wide audience among supporters of proper nutrition and an active lifestyle. This is because it is prepared from products without heat treatment, therefore vitamins and other useful substances in the cocktail are preserved in almost their original amount. In addition to vitamins and minerals, the smoothie contains a large amount of plant fiber, which improves stomach function and cleanses the intestines from harmful deposits, removes toxins and toxins.
Fun Fact: Smoothies are great for people who are active in sports and promote post-workout recovery and muscle building.
What to add to an evening smoothie to improve digestion, sleep well and wake up with ease and in a good mood? Any fresh, washed fruits, vegetables, berries, herbs and nuts will do – to taste. The best helpers for digestion during sleep is a mixture of avocado, spinach and kale pulp. Avocado and spinach will fill the drink with useful substances, and cabbage fiber will cleanse the intestines of harmful deposits. They can replace a full evening meal. If you are a fan of berry cocktails, then the following recipes are for you:
- With a blender, grind 3 peeled tangerines, 1 cup blueberries until smooth, add 200 ml of water or skim milk. A flavorful smoothie like this will help you burn extra pounds and be a great source of vitamin C.
- Using a blender, grind 3 handfuls of black currants until smooth, 1 glass of orange juice and low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese (250 g). You can add honey to taste to sweeten your shake.
- With a blender, grind 1 carrot, 1 beet, 1 celery stalk, 1 cucumber, 2 apples, a bunch of parsley and a small amount of ginger until smooth. We get a thick smoothie, which combines a shock dose of vitamins and bright colors.
Sleep deficiency or poor sleep quality is known to contribute to overeating and weight gain. People with sleep deprivation have a slow metabolism, it is difficult for them to maintain a normal body weight, so they usually tend to be overweight. Herbalife Formula 1 Evening Cocktail contains the amino acid L-Tryptophan, which converts to melatonin to help you sleep well. The Evening Cocktail is formulated to support good sleep and reduce evening hunger. It can be prepared with skim milk or soy milk, or you can add fruits, berries and vegetables to taste. The drink can be consumed both cold and warm as a healthy dinner or snack.