Banish Insomnia With A Sleepytime Cherry Nutmeg Soy Smoothie

Banish Insomnia With A Sleepytime Cherry Nutmeg Soy Smoothie


I am an Insomniac ! Developed it a few years back… to read why I may have developed insomnia click here . Not being a fan of meds I tried some natural remedies and even wrote a post on natural cures for insomnia. Cherries or cherry juice was one of the foods I mentioned so, when I heard about the sleep-inducing cherry smoothie in the Dr Oz show I was intrigued and tried it. It worked like a charm … slept like a baby! BUT….!!! I made some modifications to the smoothie – added nutmeg and honey, both sleep inducers which make it a stronger, sleep drink and in my opinion a tastier smoothie!  Here is my revamped version… I think it is delish, all natural and gentle enough for kids!



Magic sleep inducing ingredients !

Tart cherries or cherry juice : high in melatonin which  helps control your sleep and wake cycles. It is made by the body and natural melatonin levels slowly drop with age.

Soy Milk : high in tryptophan, the sleep-inducing amino acid. Also has calcium which induces sleep.

Banana : high in magnesium which is a calming mineral.

Honey :contributes to the release of melatonin and has been used for years as a natural sleep aid.

Nutmeg : has the power to soothe and relax muscles and induce sleep.

Put all of these together and you can nod off into sleepyland ! Sweet Dreams!




Sleepytime Cherry Nutmeg Soy Smoothie

Rating: 41

Substitute the honey for agave nectar or skip the honey to make this drink diabetic friendly


  • 3/4 cup cherry juice or 1 cup frozen or fresh cherries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


  1. Remove pits from cherries.
  2. Blend all ingredients together till smooth
  3. Enjoy a cool snooze smoothie ! Sweet Dreams !


Hope you liked this sleepytime smoothie ! Do you have any other natural sleeping aids or sleepytime remedies ? Do share !


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