235

Calories

24g

Protein

10g

Fat

17g

Carbs

If you suffer from restless leg syndrome, you know how incredibly annoying (and sometimes painful) it is to just keep still, and stay calm.

Restless leg syndrome is a very common condition that affects more people than even type two diabetes. About 8% of the population deals with RLS.

It’s characterized by an urge to move the legs, and can often include painful sensations in the legs as well. This can interrupt sleep and make relaxing on your couch watching Netflix not very relaxing at all.

Currently, there is no cure for RLS, but there are some lifestyle choices you can make to help!

This smoothie is one of those good choices.

Chocolate Smoothie For Restless Leg Syndrome

smoothie to help with RLS

Like many other conditions, RLS can be improved by nutrition!

Magnesium, folate, and potassium are the big three when it comes to natural RLS relief! We packed this smoothie with all three!

Plus, it’s made with Chocolate Brownie IdealLean Protein. This makes it extra delicious and gives it an even better nutritional profile!

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Let’s take a closer look at the foods in this smoothie that are going to help you feel a little less restless.

dark chocolateCocoa

Cocoa, or dark chocolate, is an excellent source of magnesium. In one study, magnesium was found to reduce RLS symptoms and improve sleep. This is likely because when magnesium levels are low, neurons become more easily excited.

 

avocadoAvocado

This delightful green orb is full of potassium. Potassium is important for regulating muscle contraction. Low potassium levels can trigger restless legs, so you want to make sure you get enough!

 

spinachSpinach

Spinach (and other dark leafy greens) is your best source of folate. Low folate levels have been shown to increase RLS symptoms, especially in pregnant women. Those who get enough folate have shown less symptoms.

 

As someone who gets restless legs almost on the daily, I can attest that it’s no fun. I’ve found when my nutrition is on point, my RLS is much less of a nuisance!

Other things that can help RLS are:

  • Regular exercise
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Massages

Whether you have to deal with RLS or not, you’ll love this smoothie. It’s full of nutrition and tastes amazing!

Smoothie To Help With Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) |Protein Recipes|

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 234
  • Carbs: 17
  • Fiber: 8
  • Protein: 24
  • Fat: 10
  • Sugar: 6

Chocolate Smoothie For Restless Leg Syndrome

  • Serves: 1
  • Yield: 1 smoothie
  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Total Time: 5m
Source: IdealFit

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Brownie IdealLean Protein
  • 1 tbsp. dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 medium avocado
  • 6 whole frozen strawberries
  • 1 c spinach

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