warm banana cinnamon ‘tea’

warm banana cinnamon ‘tea’

warm banana cinnamon 'tea'

This warm banana cinnamon ‘tea’ will make you sleep better tonight.

  • 15 mins
  • 1
  • Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 banana
  • 250ml milk
  • 3ml ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 5ml honey

METHOD

  1. Cut both ends of the banana (leave the skin on) and cut in half. Bring to a boil with the milk, cinnamon and nutmeg. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and stir in honey.
  2. Optional: Remove the peel after simmering and blitz banana into the milk until smooth for a warm smoothie.

Health fact

Milk and bananas contain the amino acid tryptophan, which breaks down into melatonin and serotonin (a hormone that promotes feelings of relaxation) in the brain, helping you to sleep. The combination of the added honey, cinnamon and nutmeg increases this drink’s ‘sleeping power’.

FEATURE: MARGIE ELS-BURGER ASSISTED BY NOMVUSELELO MNCUBE PHOTOS: DYLAN SWART

Magazine issue date: Aug, 2017


Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Digital editor I’m getting married in 2018 and I think it’s the perfect time to focus on my relationship with not only my fiance but my friends, family and colleagues too. I want to nurture and cherish the people I love by being more understanding and present in their lives.

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