This simple tea is easy to make and perfect for settling down at the end of the day. Chamomile is mixed with banana, which has natural calming properties, to make a naturally sweetened bedtime tea for kids.
You know what’s crazy about summer? It’s light outside until 9 or 10 pm! At least it is where I live. And here I am trying to get my little ones to go to bed at 7, and they are like, but it’s afternoon outside… why are we going to bed?
My oldest has ENERGY! She can run around all day, and still be running around when we’re trying to get ready for bed. If I could just harness that energy, I could probably pay our electric bills for the month.
So the question is, how can I get her to calm down? Well, there are all sorts of methods on google, but today I’m sharing with you an easy drink that is calming and relaxing.
Okay, so we all know chamomile tea is great for bedtime right? But my kids aren’t going to just drink a glass of chamomile tea. Frankly, I have a hard time drinking a glass of straight chamomile tea. You could add honey (let’s not add straight sugar right before bed okay? It may negate the soothing chamomile!), but I wanted to try something different.
The banana. Magnesium, potassium, and some other cool stuff in bananas, apparently, make it sleep friendly. I’m not going to get into the details here, but it’s true, so just trust me. Naturally sweet, and naturally good for you. Win win!
I don’t serve this every night, because I’m way too lazy for that. But on occasion, I like to make this drink and wind down with the kids while reading a book with them. Doesn’t that sound nice? I always make some for myself too! It’s simple, easy, healthy, and yummy. And hopefully it’ll help your kids go to sleep.
Bedtime tea for kids
This simple tea is easy to make and perfect for settling down at the end of the day. Chamomile is mixed with banana, which has natural calming properties, to make a naturally sweetened kids bedtime tea.
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 cups water
- 4 bags 100% chamomile tea
- 2 cups milk or to taste
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and steep the 4 bags of chamomile tea. (note: we are making the tea double strength, because we are adding milk)
Mash your bananas up, to your liking. If you don't mind little banana pieces, then use a fork. If you want it smooth, push it through a strainer. Place 1/4 of the banana in a cup. Pour in some milk, to taste, and top off with chamomile tea, stir together and drink. And then go to bed!