My new recipe for you today is my Sweet Cherry Smoothie Recipe. Cherries are delicious and help with our Beauty Sleep, among many other important functions.
I really love how every season has it’s beauty stars- foods that are in season, delicious and fresh, and have incredible health and beauty benefits. And guess what? One of the stars of the moment is beautiful cherries!
Preparing our bodies for a good nights rest isn’t just about what we do right before bed. It includes trying to create regular rhythms of our schedule, such as eating meals at roughly the same time. It also includes the food choices that we make throughout the day. Let’s find out how cherries have the power to help improve and create deep, rejuvenating sleep!
Beautifying Fruit: Cherries
Yes, cherries are one of nature’s few sources of melatonin (a hormone that lowers body temperature), making us sleepy.
One study shows how cherries are an excellent source of melatonin, and by increasing their intake, you increase your melatonin levels—which leads to better beauty sleep .
Something to note when heading to your local farmers market, is there are higher level of melatonin in tart cherries compared to sweet cherries. But still, it’s contained in all of them ! This is important, because sweet cherries are mostly the kind we like to actually eat :)!
As for the belly fat, research has found that when whole tart cherry powder helped prevent weight gain and body fat. That’s pretty amazing for any of us that want to avoid belly fat! .
(Wearing our signature community Realize necklace :) ). Realize how amazing, awesome and beautiful you are- just as you are! Choose foods, recipes and self care methods that support your energy and health. Accept that you truly are okay, including all that you have done, even the parts you don’t feel proud of, as part of your journey of growth. Let it go, and grow into more wholeness and self-love. Lots of love xo