A plant-based diet and lifestyle are in vogue and all for the right reasons. Cruelty-free food is delicious as well as nourishing. Many of the ingredients hold immense potential to heal several ailments with barely minimum side-effect. Given below is the list of awesome plant-based recipes that can holistically restore your sleep cycles.
1. Cannabis-infused guacamole
Avocado – 3 ripe, pitted and peeled
Lime juice – 1 tablespoon
Salt – to taste
Garlic – 1 clove, minced.
CBD oil – 2 to 3 drops
Mince the avocados with the help of a fork until smooth. Now add garlic, lime juice, and stir well to combine.
Add a few drops of CBD oil, starting with a low dosage and mix well.
Fresh guacamole infused with CBD oil can be a therapeutic late-night snack if you are having trouble catching sleep. Alternatively, an extract of Cannabis leaves can also be used here. It is easy to get your hands on these ingredients from a marijuana dispensary near you.
2. Kiwi-banana smoothie
Kiwi fruit – 1 ½
Banana – 1, ripe.
Honey – ½ tablespoon
Almond milk – ⅓ rd cup
In a blender, throw in all the ingredients and blend until smooth consistency.
Kiwi is a rich source of serotonin while banana helps fill our daily magnesium needs. Both these compounds can help in inducing a good night’s sleep.
3. Honey chamomile cupcake
Apple cider vinegar – 1 tablespoon
Almond milk – 2 cups
All-purpose flour – 2 cups
Chamomile leaves – ½ cup
Sugar – 1 cup
Baking powder – 2 teaspoon
Salt – ½ teaspoon
Baking soda – ½ teaspoon
Coconut oil – ½ cup
Vanilla extract – 1 ¼ teaspoon
Set the oven at 350 F and preheat for 15 minutes.
Line 12 muffin cups with baking paper.
Start the curdling process in milk by adding vinegar to it and set it aside
Take a pan and heat oil on a low flame, add chamomile leaves in it and stir for about half a minute. Strain the oil through a thin sieve.
Now strain the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a large bowl. Whisk together all the wet ingredients- milk, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
Now fold the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly half batch at a time. Give it a smooth consistency and pour it into the cups.
Bake for 15 – 20 mins until the cupcakes rise and are golden brown.
The chamomile in the delectable cupcakes can help you relax and sleep better.
4. Blueberry-lavender smoothie
Mix fruit – 1 bowl (apple, banana, blueberries)
Dried Lavender leaves – ½ tablespoon
Chia seeds – 1 tablespoon
Water – 1 cup
Lemon juice – ½ teaspoon
Honey – ½ teaspoon
In a blender combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a glass jar and enjoy it for its tranquilizing effects.
In a medium pot combine the milk and cocoa powder and brink to boil. Simmer the flame and sprinkle cinnamon. Stir well for 2-3 minutes and add sugar. Pour the warm cocoa milk into a cup to sip before hitting the bed.
6. Tomato-basil soup
Tomatoes – 1 can
Water – 1 cup
Salt – To taste
Black pepper – ¼ teaspoon
Cashew cream – ½ cup
Basil leaves – 8-10, finely chopped
In a pot empty the entire tomato can, add water and bring it to the boil.
Let it cool, blend it to a smooth consistency.
Put the tomato puree in a pot on a low flame and gradually add the cashew cream.
Simmer and cook for 5-6 minutes and add salt.
Finish with the pepper and garnish with the basil leaves.
Magnesium-rich cashews and adaptogen properties in basil can help you relax and slip into a sound sleep.
Serve a bowl as a night time appetizer to enjoy its benefits.
7. Peach-chamomile ice candy
Water – 1 ½ cups
Sugar – ½ cup
Peaches – 16 ounces, cut and pitted
Fresh chamomile flowers – ⅓ cup
Lime juice – 1 tablespoon
In a saucepan combine water and sugar and bring to a boil.
Add chamomile flowers and cook for another 10 minutes on a low flame. Sieve the mixture juicing out the flowers completely.
Now put the sieved mixture back in the pan and add the peaches.
Cook until peaches are tender.
Once the mixture is cool, blend it in a blender for a smooth consistency.
Add lime juice and stir before pouring it into ice pop molds.
Freeze for 4 to 6 hours before enjoying for a good night’s sleep.
8. Choco-almond cluster
Almonds – 1 cup raw or roasted
Vegan chocolate chips – ½ cup
Salt – to sprinkle
Melt choco-chips in a microwave by string after ever 20 seconds or melt them on a low flame.
Add almonds to the melted chocolate and mix to form an even coating.
Line a baking tray with a parchment paper or baking sheet and spoon small chocolate almonds cluster on it (about 12 to 14).
Sprinkle a little bit of salt on them and set then in the freezer for about 20 mins.
Melatonin in this crunchy delight can help you sleep better, so the best time to enjoy it is after dinner.
The Bottom Line
These simple recipes are mostly great to have around your bedtime. The delight of having food that is therapeutic and equally delectable is truly amazing. So, go ahead and dive into the world of delicious treats that nourishes your body and relaxes your mind.