A Pre-Bedtime Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Shake
Have you ever worked out in the evening and then had trouble getting to sleep?
I hadn’t, until recently. I’m an early riser and generally prefer to get my workouts out of the way earlier in the day. Lately though, my schedule has been requiring more late-night gym sessions, which means pushing my bedtime.
A young Whitney would have thrilled at this…
…old, tired Whitney misses her Z’s.
I found a new product recently though has solved the dilemma for me.
About Time’s Nighttime Recovery Formula is a casein-based protein powder (casein is the other protein in milk besides whey) and it’s flavored with stevia and peanut flour. It also has a coconut oil powder component to add a little healthy fat.
So what makes it a “nighttime recovery” formula? The addition of melatonin.
Melatonin is a natural hormone that helps control your sleep cycles and taking small doses of it has been shown as a safe and effective way to help with sleep disorders.
The powder also contains tryptophan, the amino acid precursor to serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that affects your feeling of well-being and happiness. A recent study showed that tryptophan enriched food products helped people sleep better, and go to sleep happy.
Another reason you’ll go to sleep happy after having this — it’s really tasty!
I paired it with my go-to bedtime smoothie ingredients for an absolutely delicious and goodnight-sleep-inducing treat.
Introducing, my super tasty Pre-Bedtime Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Shake.
Try it out if you too need a boost of protein post-workout and pre-bedtime.
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1 Scoop About Time Zz's Peanut Butter Flavor
- 2 T. Cocoa Powder
- 1 T. Natural Peanut Butter
- 2 C. Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- Cacao Nibs for topping (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
About Time also makes a very tasty Chocolate Brownie flavored Fruit, Nut, and Protein Bar with five simple ingredients: dates, egg white protein, pecans, cocoa and fiber.
These, along with some cacao nibs, make an excellent topping for this pre-Zzz’s treat.
For those in need of post-workout morning fuel, their new gluten-free Protein Pancake Mix is pretty bomb too. All you have to do is add water to the mix.
Weigh In: Do you workout in the morning or evening? Do you have trouble getting to sleep after nighttime workouts?
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of About Time.