After hearing about The Sleep Doctor’s Sleep Slim Smoothie on the Dr. Oz Show, I decided to give this smoothie recipe a try. With a toddler an a 6 month old, I get pretty worn down, and I so I was definitely game for trying just about anything that would help me get more out of the few hours of sleep I can get. And if this Sleep Slim Smoothie would help me burn some extra calories while sleeping, well then YAY! So I whipped up a batch for my husband and I. He wasn’t a fan, but I thought it was pretty good. A little tart, but overall, the taste was pretty good. The man behind this Sleep Slim Smoothie Recipe, Dr Michael Breus, PhD, The Sleep Doctor, claims that cherries are one of the richest known sources of melatonin, the sleep hormone that recent studies have shown can also help reverse the effects of aging, while bananas contain loads of magnesium, a calming mineral. And that soy milk is high in tryptophan, the sleep-inducing amino acid. Sounds good to me.
But OK, I know what you are thinking…6 Points for a smoothie? Yes, I know it’s a lot of Points to sacrifice on a a drink, BUT, I have to admit that after just one of these smoothies, I really did feel like I slept better and had more energy later. I didn’t even need my 3:00pm cup of coffee, which says A LOT. As for whether or not I burned more calories while I slept, I don’t know, but if you enjoy this smoothie recipe and have the Points to spare, it’s worth a shot. I’ll continue to fit this Sleep Slim Smoothie into my meal plan on an occasional basis and see if I continue to at least notice enhanced sleeping!
The Sleep Dr’s Sleep Slim Smoothie Recipe
This Sleep Slim Smoothie, as seen on the Dr. Oz Show, claims to help burn fat while helping to enhance your sleep. Tasty and nutritious, this smoothie recipe boasts just Points + per serving.
- 1 cup tart cherry juice
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 5 ice cubes
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: Reduced fat
Number of servings (yield): 1
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
Entire recipe is 1 serving
Each serving = 6 Points +
PER SERVING: 225 calories; 2g fat; 47g carbohydrates; 7g protein; 3.5g fiber