Everyday we're either winding up or being wound up from something at work, in the news or online, and at the end of it we're wondering why we can't fall asleep.
One night recently, I drank a cup of NotMilk -- dairy free, nut-based milk made in New York City -- a couple of hours before nodding off and awoke feeling refreshed. I tried it again the next night with the same results. Now it's become a part of my bedtime routine. When not in New York, I order from other local producers I find on Treatmo, or make it at home.
I did a little digging to understand why I had a better sleep. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid which helps the body produce serotonin, a chemical that boosts mood, reduces anxiety and helps with sleep. It's found in walnuts and cashews -- two of the nuts in NotMilk's tasty blends.
For frenetic New Yorkers, NotMilk is a way to get fresh nut blends delivered to your door through Treatmo App -- an ordering and delivery service. NotMilk also offers rewards for ordering on Treatmo, including a free pack of their amazing, Snickerdoodle cookies, made from what's left of the nuts after they've being soaked, blended and strained.
For mood, energy or relaxation, NotMilk's powerful blends have many healthful benefits in addition to improving sleep, including:
- Almonds - high in antioxidants and help promote sleep and muscle relaxation through magnesium.
- Macadamias - contain thiamin, a mood booster and manganese, which helps build strong bones.
- Cashews - are high in protein and rich in magnesium, zinc and iron.
- Walnuts - also help boost brain health and reduce inflammation. According to Men's Fitness, more walnuts will help counteract a diet high in saturated fats. And the only thing missing in their article on how to get them, is to DRINK THEM.
With all of this nutrient power and packed with flavor too, including options for chocolate and coffee, this is a treat to work into your busy routine. And now earn healthy rewards when you order on Treatmo.
Live in New York City or Brooklyn? Order NotMilk for delivery on Treatmo.