Cookery corner: smoothie recipe

Help children drift off to sleep with this smoothie from The Children’s Sleep Charity Recipe Book, written by Hannah Bailey, a public health nutritionist.

3 min

Serves: 2

The oats and yoghurt help make this a slow-release drink rather than a big sugar hit. You could add extra fruit and berries if you want. The banana provides tryptophan and magnesium, which are both important for sleep.


20g oats

3 tbsp full-fat natural yoghurt

1 banana

100ml milk

1/2 tsp cinnamon


1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, then serve.

Recipe book

The Children’s Sleep Charity Recipe Book was published to raise funds for the charity to continue its work and to support families by providing them with easy-to-follow recipes to promote a better night’s sleep for their children.

The book, priced £3 plus £1.50 p&p, is for sale on and at:

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