Do you find yourself craving sweets late at night? I know I do! Sometimes you can fight it off and it will pass.
But those other nights…(you know the ones!)…you give in!
And you don’t just give in. You eat a WHOLE sleeve of Oreos!
What if I told you that you can give in to your sweet cravings AND get a whole host of health benefits?! (Click to Tweet!)
My Tried and Tested Recipe!
1 cup Silk Almond/Coconut Blend Milk
1 cup Good Belly Mango Flavor
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
Sprinkle of Cinnamon (optional)
When I’m craving something sweet at night, I make up this little concoction. I throw each of the ingredients in a shaker cup and drink it. It doesn’t matter if its right before bed because the ingredients are beneficial to your body.
Not to mention that it’s definitely not any worse than that sleeve of Oreos!
Here’s why I love it so much:
Silk Almond/Coconut Blend Milk
I love this milk! It’s really low in calories, has a sweet, nutty flavor, and has more calcium than cow’s milk. Calcium before bed can help you fall asleep and sleep better. The milk is also high in Vitamin E and B12. Vitamin E is excellent for your skin health. B12 is crucial to your nervous system, brain health, and boosts your mood. You can also use regular almond milk if you’re not a fan of coconut.
Good Belly Mango Flavor
Good Belly is a blend of fruit juices that contain probiotics. Probiotics are great for your digestive health! They help increase the “good” bacteria in your intestines, battle the “bad” bacteria that causes diseases and upset stomach, and help boost your immunity. When your intestines are functioning at their best, they absorb nutrients better…leading to improved health and energy!
Vanilla Protein Powder
Having a good dose of protein before bed is great to help fuel and repair your muscles through the night. Maintaining muscle is one of the best things you can do to boost your metabolism! I use vanilla because it compliments the fruit flavors in the Good Belly. You can use different types of protein powders here. Ideally, casein protein is best because it is slower digesting and will feed your muscles through the night. Otherwise, I use whey protein. Whey is faster digesting and great for instant fuel to your muscles. Whichever you choose, make sure it’s low in sugar.
I’m a big fan of cinnamon. I put it in almost everything that goes well with sweets (like oatmeal and yogurt). It’s also good for your digestion, helps regulate blood sugar, and improved heart health. Here’s a great article from Health with more benefits of cinnamon.
Now that you know my tried and tested recipe, get creative with your own concoction! If you like chocolate covered strawberries, try chocolate protein powder, cinnamon, and strawberry Good Belly.
Take Action Now!
Tell me in the comments below what you think when you’ve tried the recipe. And if you have your own healthy late night cure for craving sweets, be sure to add that in the comments!
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