If you’re anything like me, a late-night snack can sometimes call me. Often snack foods can be less than healthy and choosing those before you turn in for the night could lead to a habit that creates havoc in our bodies, interrupts sleep and shows up in ways we are often experiencing that can present larger challenges.
While I am very intentional in the choices I make regarding what and when I eat, sometimes I just eant some munchies. . As someone who beat Stage IV Cancer, without traditional protocols, this is always on my mind and in my heart. Let me share that when everyone around you expects you to die, and you show the world that cancer is NOT a death sentence, the topic of mindful choices is always leading the way. Did I mention that I even lost 28 pounds!
The great news is that you and I have complete control over this part of our lives. Remember to stay hydrated.
” Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates
Here are a few of my favorite healthy snack options for a mindful late-night snack:
1. Apple with Raw Nut or Seed Butter
To set yourself up for a great night’s sleep, try having apple slices with raw almond butter or any nut or seed butter that you prefer. Sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds contain high levels amino acid, so butters from these nuts and seeds would be great choices. Almonds contain high levels of magnesium, which is an essential mineral that can help you relax and fall asleep easier.
2. Almond-Milk Yogurt with Berries
Pair some unsweetened, plain almond milk yogurt with your favorite berries for a sweet but low-sugar snack. Almond yogurt has protein and will keep you satisfied before falling asleep. Berries are an all around great choice most any time of day. They are high in antioxidants, fiber, which may increase feelings of fullness and so satisfying. This is an area that you definetly want to go to organic.
3. Protein Smoothie
Healthy protein smoothies are a favorite around here. A good quality plant based protein powder (my fav is a raw, sprouted option). Half a glass is more than enough in the evening. Add some nut milk or water and a few frozen organic berries).
4. “Nice” Cream
Surprise….. freeze your smoothies for delicious frozen treats! No more reaching for that tub of ice cream to satisfy your late-night sugar cravings! It is a low-calorie alternative to ice cream with way less junk, and you can make the flavor anything you like. If you’re a chocolate lover, add a tablespoon of raw cacao powder or choose a brand with chocolate flavor using cacao. What can be better than chocolate raspberries frozen treats?
NOTE ” These suggestions are high alkaline, plant based options. Key to better options for the night time munchies and creating a lifestyle composed of healthy patterns and habits, so that your wellness becomes an every day occurrence instead of a dream.
What’s your typical go-to snack? Let me know — I may have a healthier version for you to try out.
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In health and gratitude,
Elaine & Nevin
P.S. Before I forget, if you are ever feeling overwhelmed and need some help finding the right path for oyu, grab a cup of tea or your favorite smoothie and let’s chat.
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