15 Recipes That Will Help You Unwind at the End of a Looong Day
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15 Recipes That Will Help You Unwind at the End of a Looong Day

Grab one of these 15 treats at the end of the day, and you’ll start to unwind in no time at all. Featuring teas, refreshing herbs and flowers and the occasional splash of booze, you’ll feel the stress start melting away almost instantly. Pour yourself a bath, toss a waterproof case on your smartphone and get scrolling. Ahhh, can’t you feel the relaxation already?

1. Orange Mint Coconut Water: Coconut and mint are two flavors known for their calming properties. Sip on this infused water as a refreshing, booze-free way to unwind at the end of the day. (via Healthy Nibbles and Bits)

2. Fig and Lavender Goat Cheese Pizza: Using pre-baked, store-bought crust makes this lavender-scented pie especially relaxing — it couldn’t be much easier to throw together. (via Simply Caro)

3. Matcha Green Tea Chiffon Cake: Pair a slice of this light, airy cake with a mugful of green tea for a totally tranquil snack experience. (via Andre’s, the Home Baker)

4. One Bowl Vegan Chocolate Cake: Chocolate works its magic once more in this super easy, vegan cake. Don’t feel like mixing up a batch of frosting? No worries. A simple dusting of powdered sugar is all it needs. (via Minimalist Baker)

5. Sleepy Scotsman: This cocktail means business. If soporific chamomile doesn’t do the trick, a shot of Scotch surely will. (via One Martini)

6. Israeli Couscous Tabbouleh: Absolutely loaded with mint, this lettuce-free salad has some serious herb action going for it. It’s hearty enough to be a meal, but can also be served alongside a roast. (via Joie de Vivre)

7. Coconut Milk Panna Cotta (Dairy-Free): If things like pudding and ice cream are your idea of relaxing treats, this coconut milk panna cotta is for you. You’ll be instantly transported to warm, tropical locales with every spoonful. (via Sprinkle of Cinnamon)

8. Lavender Lemonade: There’s no porch required to reap the benefits of a glassful of this aromatic lemonade… though one sure would add to the effect. (via Catching Seeds)

9. Mandarin Orange Tea Cookies: You’ll enjoy how the sweet, citrus flavor of these shortbread cookies re-energizes you sans caffeine. Of course, they do work awfully well with a steaming cuppa tea. (via Seasons and Suppers)

10. Turmeric Chai Thickshake: Soothing and scrumptious, this spoonable shake makes for an awesome afternoon snack or pre-bedtime treat. (via Kenko Kitchen)

11. Orange, Lavender and Almond Syrup Cake: The cinnamon-y, orange and lavender syrup is reason enough to bake up this cake. Greek yogurt in the batter also makes the crumb extra tender. (via Magda’s Cauldron)

12. Hazelnut Chai Nightcap: Coconut milk and hazelnut liqueur make this caffeine-free chai extra nutty, but in a good way. (via Produce on Parade)

13. Chamomile, Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins: These sunny muffins are a great way to start and end your day. (via Butter and Brioche)

14. Summer Cordial: This gin and tonic with a floral sage and honey twist shouldn’t be relegated to just the summer months. For best results, it should be enjoyed all year long. (via Food&_)

15. Chamomile and Honey Ice Cream: Warm milk might be the way to go when you can’t sleep, but we’re thinking the ice cold stuff will do just fine when it’s infused with calming chamomile. (via Martha Stewart)

What sort of foods and drinks do you enjoy at the end of a long day? Share yours with us below.