Buying bananas in huge bunches is pretty much par for the course nowadays. Because bananas are so inexpensive, people buy a lot of them at once.
Plus, bananas are so good for you! They’re high in fiber and a variety of other healthy nutrients, including magnesium and potassium.
Bananas are truly incredible fruits — they’re portable, nutritious, and filling, which is more than I can say for lots of other fruits.
When you want to bring a healthy snack in your bag, you’re not going to grab, say, strawberries or peaches. You’ll pick a banana. It’s mess-free and has its own tough wrapper.
Because we all buy them in big bunches, though, the inevitable problem is that we sometimes end up with more bananas than we’re going to eat.
Instead of just waiting for them to get brown and turning them into banana bread, try this amazing banana tea!
We’ve all had those restless nights of tossing and turning, staring at the ceiling, unable to get more than a couple hours of shuteye. The more you worry about not sleeping, the more your mind races, and next thing you know, the sun is peeking through the window. I’ve spent one too many nights this way and needed to put an end to my poor sleeping patterns. I came across this delicious tea recipe and it improved my cycle completely.
Certain medications can also cause insomnia. Pain medications, antihistamines, and heart and blood pressure medicines are among the many that contribute to sleep loss. Yes, some meds might actually make you drowsy at first, but they can also trigger frequent bathroom trips or anxiety which can further disturb your rest.
Whether it’s one of these issues or maybe it’s that you’re addicted to your phone when you should be sleeping, something needs to change.
Follow along with the directions below to learn how to make your own delicious bedtime banana tea!
- 1Organic banana
- 1Small pot of water
- Dash of cinnamon
- Gather supplies
- Boil water
- Cut both ends off banana
- Place banana (with peel still on) into boiling water
- Boil for 10 minutes
- Using a colander, pour banana tea into mug
- Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon into tea
- Drink it an hour before bed
Step 1: Gather Supplies
There’s nothing worse than lying in bed for hours without sleeping. You stare at the clock, counting how many hours you have before you have to wake up again.
On those nights, you’d do anything to fall asleep — keep it natural with banana tea.
This recipe only takes 10 minutes to make, which makes it perfect for those late nights when you just can’t fall asleep.
All you need is:
- a small pot of water
- some cinnamon
- an organic banana (it needs to be organic because you’re going to boil it peel and all, so there can be absolutely no pesticides).
Step 2: Boil Water
The first step to making this delicious nighttime tea is boiling some water.
Make sure the pot you use is large enough to fit a banana, but not so large that you end up with way too much water.
Step 3: Cut Both Ends Off Banana
While the water is heating up, cut both ends off the banana.
If you want, you can rinse off the banana before cutting it, but it’s not entirely necessary.
Once you’ve cut off the ends, throw them away, but don’t peel the banana!
Step 4: Place Banana (With Peel Still On) Into Boiling Water
When the water reaches a rolling boil, place the entire banana into the water.
Many of the benefits of this tea come from the boiled peel, which contains tryptophan.
Tryptophan is a chemical that makes you sleepy (it’s the same chemical that makes you tired after eating Thanksgiving turkey).
Step 5: Boil For 10 Minutes
Boil the full banana for ten minutes.
While waiting, you can finish getting ready for bed — put on your pajamas, rub on some lotion, and get a good book ready to go.
Step 6: Using A Colander, Pour Banana Tea Into Mug
After the banana has boiled for ten minutes, pour the water through a strainer into a mug.
The strainer/colander will catch the banana as you pour.
Step 7: Sprinkle A Bit Of Cinnamon
Next, sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon into your tea and stir it in.
Although the cinnamon is optional, it adds a nice flavor to the banana tea.
Step 8: Don’t Waste The Banana
Once you strain out the banana from the water, don’t throw it away! Sprinkle some cinnamon over the banana and eat it as well.
The boiled banana will add to the soothing effects of the tea, and it’s delicious!
Step 9: Drink Banana Tea 1 Hour Before Bed
The next step? Drinking the tea! Get under the covers with your favorite book and sip away.
The best time to drink this banana tea is an hour before bed, but it can be beneficial any time you drink it.