Hot Bedtime Beverage, Tart Cherry-Vanilla Decaf Tea

1/4 tsp
Ground cinnamon
1 tsp
Maple syrup
1/8 cup
Organic dried tart cherries
1/2 cup
Boiling water
1 bag
Decaf Madagascar Vanilla Rooibos Tea (Celestial Seasonings)
1/2 cup
Tart Cherry Juice
1/4 tsp
Vanilla extract

Per Serving: 152 Calories, trace fat, 1g Protein, 37g Carbohydrates, 1g Dietary Fiber, 0mg Cholesterol, 17mg Sodium

Tart cherries – especially the Montmorency variety, are a very good food source of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the pineal gland of the brain that helps regulate your sleep cycles. Drinking this tasty beverage before going to bed will help boost your melatonin level and will thereby help condition your body to more easily fall asleep.

  1. In a coffee mug, stir the cinnamon and maple syrup together. Add the dried cherries. Carefully pour the boiling water over the cherries and then add the tea bag.

  2. Let tea bag infuse and cherries plump for 1-3 minutes

  3. Add cherry juice and the vanilla extract, stir.

  4. Enjoy while still warm and then have a good night’s sleep!

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