Cuisine: Beauty Sleep

Beauty Sleep Menu

Counting Sheep DIY Vanilla Extract.

Vanilla's sedative benefits are so powerful that it's been said to help lower blood pressure and to make you drowsy enough to send you off into a faster, more relaxing sleep. And great news, it couldn’t be easier to make your own DIY vanilla, you only need 2 ingredients: vanilla pods and vodka! C’est tout! DIY vanilla is much more cost-effective than buying it…unless you want to fly to Mexico to pick some up! Vanilla is the second-most expensive spice after saffron because growing the vanilla seed pods is so labour-intensive…so make your own!!

By Jackie DeKnock

Counting Sheep Chia Cherry Pudding.

This quick fixx Chia Pudding is a healthy bedtime snack, chia seeds are tiny bundles of the amino acid tryptophan which raises melatonin and serotonin levels which support stable sleep, PLUS they’re loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats!

By Jackie DeKnock

Counting Sheep Warm Banana Bread with Banana Butter.

This banana bread is truly a healthy, guilt-free treat. Bananas contain the natural muscle-relaxants magnesium/potassium for a relaxing sleep. Ahhh.

By Jackie DeKnock

Counting Sheep Bedtime Snacks to Help You Sleep.

Trouble Sleeping? Maybe your bedtime snack needs an overhaul? Here are some Bedtime Snacks to Help You Sleep.

By Jackie DeKnock

Counting Sheep Banana Peanut/Almond Butter Smoothie.

I know this sounds like breakfast in a glass, but its actually a perfect bedtime drink! Bananas give you a dose of melatonin, serotonin and magnesium to help your muscles uncoil and help you sleep soundly. Chia seed gives you high amounts of tryptophan and omega-3 fatty acids which increase levels of the sleep-regulating serotonin. This is the PERFECT banana milkshake/ice cream-style smoothie, with just the right amount of peanut butter to add that “delicious” PB factor. It’s the perfect smoothie blend with a kick of protein, fat, carbs. Sleep well, cheers!

By Jackie DeKnock

Counting Sheep DIY Passion Flower Tincture.

Passion Flower can help to promote a restful night’s sleep and may also reduce stress and anxiety with its sedative and calming properties. This tincture has a definite alcohol flavour, but its worthwhile if you want a good, restful night’s sleep. Trust me...worked for me!

By Jackie DeKnock

Counting Sheep Passion Flower Turmeric Sleepy-Time Latte Tea Tonic.

Passion Flower has been used traditionally for years and years! Get your beauty sleep with this hot, soothing tea tonic latte with subtle citrusy notes, turmeric and coconut. It can help to promote a restful night’s sleep and may also reduce stress and anxiety with its sedative and calming properties. It has also been used to treat women experiencing hot flashes during menopause and was traditionally used to heal bruises and cuts. Enjoy this tonic at bedtime or any time of the day, anytime is tea time and everyone should get to know and experiment with passion flower.

By Jackie DeKnock

Counting Sheep Blue Lotus Flower Tea Tonic.

This blue lotus tea is said to relax, and calm the sipper and aid with lucid dreaming. The ancient Egyptians and Asians also associated the lotus flower with the human soul, spirituality, and divinity. It also forms one of the important elements of Buddhism and is associated with enlightenment, re-birth, unification, and purity in a mystical way. Sip this subtle tasting tea with notes of flowers, lemon and sweet dreams.

By Jackie DeKnock

Counting Sheep Chamomile Lavender Latte.

This calming, warm tea is just the thing to help unwind and relax after a long day. Chamomile tea is steeped directly in the almond milk and lightly sweetened. Add dried lavender flowers for an extra calming effect. Lavender is also used for baking, syrups, liqueurs, teas, spice blends (Herbes de Provence). Known for its strong floral scent, is sweet-tasting with a hint of citrus.

By Jackie DeKnock