A new American ice cream brand called Nightfood has hit the shelves in the US, promising a delicious sweet treat that also supports your sleep quality if you eat it at night (because honestly, who hasn’t sat in bed with a tub and a spoon at least once in their lives?)
Created with the help of three prominent sleep experts in the States, the brand’s philosophy is that ‘what you eat before bed matters’, which has been well researched in the past, so Nightfood have come up with a low-cal treat that intends to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings and ensure you get a good night’s rest afterwards, too.
“For over a decade, I’ve been advising the public on eating the right thing if you’re going to snack at night. I’m a huge ice cream guy, but I need my sleep. Nightfood is definitely the way to go,” says Dr. Michael Breus, one of America’s most prominent sleep experts and masterminds behind the new ice cream.
So, how does it work?
Don’t worry, the deceptively delicious ice cream isn’t laced with sleep-aid drugs or supplements. Instead, the creators have removed any nasties from the ingredients that might keep you up at night (hello, caffeine and sugar, our old friends) and added certain minerals and amino acids that research suggests can support sleep quality.
The ice cream, which starts at just 280 calories per serve, is high in protein and fibre, contains no artificial sweeteners, is supposedly suitable for those with lactose intolerance and five of the eight flavours available are gluten-free, too.
Got an ice cream craving now?
Nightfood comes in eight tempting flavours with sleep and night related names such as ‘Midnight Chocolate’, ‘Full Moon Vanilla’ and ‘Cookies n’ Dreams’. There’s also a ‘Bed And Breakfast’ flavour with maple syrup swirls and chunks of real waffle chunks. Yum.
Unfortunately, the brand cannot ship outside of the United States at the moment, but here’s hoping Nightfood makes its way Down Under soon.