I have a new sleep hack for you today! These popsicles are full of sleepy foods that will help your little ones rest. The fun part is, that it comes in the form of a popsicle! What kiddo wouldn’t say heck yes to a popsicle at 7:00pm?
I’ve mentioned the power of bananas to help kids sleep and wrote a book with several other great foods that serve the same purpose. We’re putting a few of them into a popsicle that I hope will help your kids fall asleep at night. As a reminder, I am not a doctor or nutritionist or any other type of expert – I am just a mom sharing things that work for me. ((PS. if you’re mornings are as crazy and chaotic as mine, you’ve gotta check out Make Over Your Mornings!))
Here is what you need:
- 1 1/2 cup of tart cherry juice
- 1/2 a banana
- 1/2 cup of vanilla greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup of almond milk
Put all of your ingredients into a blender and mix together. You can slightly adjust the amount of tart cherry juice and banana if one of the flavors is too strong for your kids – adding more banana or less cherry juice. However, I would at least use one full cup of juice and half of a banana.
Pour the mixture into your popsicle mold and let it freeze for a few hours. If the sun is setting and you need to make popsicles quick, keep a Zoku (affiliate) on hand. This thing makes popsicles in under seven minutes!
I hope this great combination of super sleepy foods in the form of a fun popsicle will help your kids to sleep. If you’re looking for more sleep hacks, I’ve got a bunch!