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Drink “Ashwagandha Sleep Tonic” At Night to Lower Stress, Improve Sleep

Drink “Ashwagandha Sleep Tonic” At Night to Lower Stress, Improve Sleep
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Ashwagandha Sleep Tonic is a perfect way to relax and destress at the end of a demanding day. Ashwagandha has positive benefits on the endocrine, cardiopulmonary, and central nervous systems, with powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, and antioxidant effects. Try and enjoy its health benefits and its fantastic taste. Ashwagandha can improve the quality of sleep and may help with the treatment of insomnia. Specifically, the leaves of the plant contain the compound triethylene glycol, which promotes sleep induction.  
Recipe
PRE TIME: 10 min
COOKING TIME: 8 min
TOTAL TIME: 18 min
2 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • 2.5 Cup Water
  • Touch of cream (totally optional, just for adding richness and better color/consistency)
  • 3-4 Tbsp Macadamia nuts OR hazelnuts
  • 1 Ea. Medjool date
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Clove powder (can reduce to half the quantity for a lesser aromatic result)
  • 1 pinch Sea salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Tsp Ashwagandha root powder equivalent to 1g
Directions:
1
Add all ingredients to a blender and whizz till smooth and creamy. Transfer to a pot and heat gently up to the desired temperature. Do not boil.
2
OPTIONAL STEP: Strain the liquid into a mesh strainer if wanting a smoother result. Keep in mind this step will remove lots of the creaminess of the final result.
3
To serve, add a sprinkle of cinnamon powder.
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