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Revel In Relaxation with the Lavender Lazy Girl Mocktail (And Why It Actually Works)

Updated: Feb 24




The Sleepy Girl Mocktail has taken social media by storm. Sipping a sleepy girl before bed promotes better rest with relaxation focused ingredients including tart cherry juice and magnesium powder.


Whether you're winding down after a busy day or looking for a relaxing drink to enjoy before sleep, this mocktail is designed to bring a sense of calm and tranquility. To step up the game, we've made the Sleepy Girl into the Lavender Lazy Girl by adding a few of our favorite calming ingredients, including our Lavender Simple Syrup.


You will need

  • Tart Cherry Juice (Buy Here)

  • Chamomile Tea Or Seltzer

  • Magnesium Powder (Buy Here)

  • Lavender Simple Syrup (Buy Here)

  • Vanilla Extract

  • Ice

  • Garnish of your choice (cherries, citrus, sugar rim, lavender sprigs, chamomile flowers)


How To Make it:


****If you are using Chamomile tea instead of seltzer, steep the morning of, and allow to fall to room temp, or put in the fridge.***


Add Tart Cherry juice, magnesium powder, and Lavender Simple Syrup to a glass, and use a beverage frother or a spoon to thoroughly mix. Add seltzer/chamomile tea and vanilla extract, then pour over ice.


Feel free to customize the recipe based on your personal preferences, and experiment with ingredient ratios to achieve the perfect balance for your taste.



What makes the Lavender Lazy Girl so special?


Magnesium Powder:

Magnesium is a mineral that plays an essential role in various physiological functions in the body. It promotes better sleep by balancing various systems in the body including:


Muscle Relaxation: Magnesium is all all natural muscle relaxer that works by counterbalancing calcium, which makes muscles contract, regulating ion channels, and controlling nerves.


Regulation of Melatonin Production: Magnesium contributes to the body's melatonin synthesis by activating the enzymes that are responsible for converting serotonin into melatonin.


Stress Reduction: Magnesium is involved in the regulation of the central nervous system.

Adequate levels of magnesium in the body play a crucial role in regulating the nervous system through various channels, including maintaining the electrical balance needed for proper nerve function through ion channel control, modulating the release of stress hormones such as cortisol, and positively influencing the activity of GABA receptors, which promote relaxation and reduce excitability in nerve cells.


Tart Cherry Juice:

Tart Cherry Juice provides a natural source of Melatonin, contains a high antioxidant content, and is rich in compounds with anti-inflammatory effects.


Melatonin: Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in the body that promotes a healthy circadian rhythm and helps to minimize sleep disturbances. It works to enhance the quality and duration of REM sleep, aids in lowering the core body temperature ( a natural occurrence associated with the onset of sleep)


Chamomile Tea:

Chamomile Tea is well known for its relaxing properties and has traditionally been used as a remedy to promote relaxation and promote sleep.


Flavonoids: Chamomile contains compounds called flavonoids, including Apigenin, which has sedative effects on the body and mind.


Muscle Relaxation: Chamomile tea also has natural muscle relaxant properties that facilitate the release of muscle tension.


Anxiolytic Effects: Chamomile has mild anti-anxiety effects that help to ease the mind into sleep by balancing mood, reducing inflammation in the body, and calming the nervous system.


Vanilla Extract:


Aromatherapy: The aroma of vanilla is often associated with comfort and sweetness. Inhaling the scent of vanilla can induce a positive emotional response, potentially promoting relaxation.


Mood Enhancement: Multiple studies suggest that vanilla has mood enhancing effects. Inhaling the aroma of vanilla may stimulate the release of endorphins.


Lavender Simple Syrup:

Lavender is a powerhouse when it comes to anything relaxation related. From aromatherapy, to stress and anxiety relief, to core memories and association, to lowering cortisol levels, Lavender has been used for THOUSANDS of years to catch some serious Z's.


Aromatherapy: Lavender is a household name when it comes to aromatherapy, due to its incredibly relaxing and sleep inducing scent. Fun Fact:The term "aromatherapy" was coined by French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé, who discovered the healing properties of lavender oil when he applied it to a burn.


Stress and Anxiety Relief: Lavender also decreases stress hormones such as cortisol, which leads to a clear and relaxed mind. It also has anxiolytic properties, the most common terpenes found in lavender (linalool and lineally acetate) react to GABA receptors in the brain, which play a vital role in calming neural activity.


Core Memories and Association: For many, lavender brings core memories of childhood and sleep. Cabinets with fresh and clean linens, pillow mist, lazy afternoons in gardens, maternal figures, bedtime routines, and summer afternoons are often associated with lavender's sweet, floral scent.





As you savor the Lavender Lazy Girl, let the blend of flavors become your personal invitation to unwind. In this concoction of tart cherry, chamomile, magnesium, vanilla, and the comforting essence of lavender, discover a simple ritual for those quiet moments. Whether you're winding down from a bustling day or adding a touch of calm to your bedtime routine, consider this mocktail a laid-back companion. Here's to the easy joys of self-care, and may each sip bring a sprinkle of serenity to your evenings. Cheers to finding a little peace in the simple pleasures.


Have you tried the Lavender Lazy Girl mocktail, or do you have your own favorite relaxation recipe? We'd love to hear about your experiences and variations. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, and let's create a space for everyone to unwind together.




Disclosure:

The information provided in this blog post is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. The Sleepy Girl Mocktail recipe and its variations, including the Lavender Lazy Girl, are crafted with the goal of promoting relaxation and potentially enhancing sleep quality.

It's important to note that individual responses to ingredients and their effects may vary. Before making significant changes to your diet or trying new ingredients, especially if you have specific health concerns or conditions, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional.


Additionally, the blog post provides insights into the potential benefits of certain ingredients, such as magnesium powder, tart cherry juice, chamomile tea, vanilla extract, and lavender simple syrup. While these ingredients have been associated with relaxation and sleep improvement in some studies, scientific evidence is ongoing, and results can vary among individuals.


If you have allergies, sensitivities, or specific dietary restrictions, please carefully review the ingredient list and consult with a healthcare professional if needed. Experimenting with ingredient ratios or making adjustments to the recipe should be done in consideration of personal preferences and health requirements.




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