Boy, do I have the best kept secret in sleep to share with you today… BANANA TEA! My husband recently stumbled upon this recipe and we gave it a try over the weekend… LET.ME.TELL.YOU! It’s incredibly delicious, soothing and relaxing!
This all natural tea is made from over ripe bananas, boiled in water. The secret lies in NOT peeling the banana. Rather, cut the ends off as shown in the picture below. We discovered this recipe from David Wolfe’s post, Better Than That Sleeping Pill-Banana Cinnamon Tea For Deep Sleep. In his article he explains that bananas are rich in potassium and magnesium, and both aid in relaxing muscles. The banana peel actually has more potassium and magnesium than the banana itself, which is why we leave it intact while preparing this tea.
Snip the ends of 2 bananas and add them to 8 cups of boiling water. Continue to boil for 10 minutes. Strain any pulp. Sprinkle with cinnamon (great for insulin stabilization and anti inflammation) and add sweetener if desired.
Drink Up & Sleep Tight!
What natural sleep remedies do you use? Please share what works for you in the comments below and be sure to check out some related banana recipes. 🍌
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13 thoughts on “BANANA TEA a Natural Sleep Aid”
I’ll be trying this tonight!!
Thanks for stopping by! 😊
I have got to try this! My husband and I have our respective sleep ‘issues’ – he cannot sleep until it’s around 1AM not matter what he tries to do to sleep earlier, while I have this nasty habit of waking up anywhere between 2-4 AM and I’m wide awake for an hour or more 😦
This is so timely. Especially since my husband likes bananas 😀 Thanks!
You’re welcome Paardje, I really hope it helps! 😊 My husband really struggles with sleep and it seems Dutch has adopted some of the same issues. We are always looking for natural remedies like this! Dutch loves it too, we are incorporating it into his bedtime routine! 😊
Oh wow, I just knew it. I don’t have sleeping problems but I bet it tastes unique so will try it surely 🙂
Awesome Opat! I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by 😊
I am so going to try this thank you for sharing, Chloe.
You’re welcome Chloe! Thanks for stopping by! 😊
Bananas are my first love !! And I’m insomniac.
There’s nothing to say more, is there ?
Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂
You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy and I hope it helps!