Night time drinks to help you sleep

Carob Tea

This makes a wonderful night-time cuppa as carob powder triggers feelings of satiety which helps to promote sleep, along with relaxing magnesium, calcium and glycine from Skin Friend PM. This recipe is from The Eczema Detox by Karen Fischer:

  • 1 heaped teaspoon of carob powder (roasted is better, but any will do)

  • 1 teaspoon of brown rice syrup (optional)

  • 1-3 scoops of Skin Friend PM (refer to bottle for your dosage)

  • 1/4 cup boiled water

  • 1 cup plant-based milk of choice (I like rice milk, Karen likes organic oat milk, note oat milk contains gluten)

PM Smoothie The PM smoothie recipe is simple, tasty, and an easy way to enjoy calcium in a healthy afternoon snack.

  • 1 cup of oat milk or another plant-based milk of choice

  • 1/2 large banana or 1 peeled pear (diced and pre-frozen)

  • 1/2 cup ice

  • 1-3 scoops of Skin Friend PM (refer to dosages)

Place ingredients into a high-speed blender or NutriBullet and blend until smooth.

Carob Milkshake

I love this recipe for those on the go, shake up all the ingredients in a mason jar and take with you. The inclusion of carob powder provides additional calcium, antioxidants and a gentle fibre to help keep you feeling fuller for longer.

  • 1 cup of oat milk or another dairy-free milk of choice

  • 1 teaspoon of carob powder

  • 1-3 scoops of Skin Friend PM

Shake ingredients in a mason jar with the lid on, until well mixed.

Carob Nutella

A tasty and healthy Nutella spread alternative which focuses on healthy ingredients such as raw cashews, which offer a generous dose of magnesium, phosphorus and copper.

  • 1 cup of raw cashew nuts

  • 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup or brown rice syrup

  • 2 tablespoons roasted carob powder

  • 2-3 tablespoons of plant-based milk such as rice milk

  • 1/8 teaspoon of good quality sea salt such as Celtic sea salt Add cashew nuts to a food processor and blend on high until cashew butter becomes smooth. For additional information on how to make the perfect cashew butter, you can find the full recipe here. Once the cashew butter is done, add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and continue blending for another 30 seconds or until mixture is well mixed. Keep in an airtight jar. Once a day, mix 2 tablespoons of Carob Nutella with 1-2 scoops of Skin Friend PM. You can spread it onto toast, sweet potato toast, on celery sticks or crackers.

Beet Juice Beets are high in folate and manganese and they are a great source of phytonutrients which provide fantastic detoxification and anti-inflammatory support. 1 large beetroot (peeled and diced) 1 large pear or red delicious apple (peeled, cored and diced) 3 large celery sticks (washed and sliced) 1-3 scoops Skin Friend PM Juice ingredients, then add into a glass with your dose of Skin Friend PM and stir well.

Sleepy-Time Banana Latte This banana tea contains 3 nutrients (magnesium, potassium and tryptophan), which have shown to help improve sleep and relax the muscles. When adding the Skin Friend PM, this drink offers additional sleeping benefits and it's a lovely way to finish the day. 1/2 organic banana (peeled) 1/2 cup of filtered water 3/4 cup of plant-based milk such as rice milk or oat milk 1-3 scoops of Skin Friend PM (refer to packet for dosage) Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender or Nutribullet until smooth. Pour mixture into a small pot and place on medium heat. Bring the mixture to a soft simmer, stirring occasionally. Once lightly simmering, pour into a mug and enjoy.

Sweet Dreams xx