How is your sleep ? Apparently we are a nation of insomniacs but if you have ditched the booze that’s a good start towards restorative sleep
If you’d like an even deeper sleep try this lovely sleep tonic recipe courtesy of registered nutritionist Rob Hobson, author of The Art of Sleeping and a guest on the Alcohol Free Life podcast If you are a Sober Club member there is an exclusive Q and A with Rob in the member portal.
Sleep tonic – you can use 500ml of ready-made cashew nut milk but it’s just not as creamy
Coco choc sleep tonic
100g cashew nuts
1 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp cocoa powder
2 tsp honey
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
Put everything in a blender and whizz till smooth – you may need to add more water if you like it less creamy
Transfer to a saucepan and heat gently for a few minutes before serving
You can also use almonds but you may need to ‘strain off’ some of the bits.
Top tip, you can have this drink at any time, add a few cacao nibs if you want a mid-afternoon energy boost.
Cashew nut and turmeric sleepy chai Serves 2
100g cashew nuts 500ml water½ tsp turmeric ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 3 cardamom pods (lightly crushed)2 tsp honeySmall pinch of salt
Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and whisk to combine – you may need to add ore water if you like it less creamy.Heat through gently for 5 mins then serve with cinnamon stick.
Rob Hobson’s book is The Art of Sleeping Buy it here.