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 and a 6 month old, I get pretty worn down, 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 me. 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, Ph.D., 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.
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
- 1 Blender
- 1 cup cherry juice - tart
- ½ cup soy milk
- 5 ice cubes
- ½ banana
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.