What is Moon Milk?

Any restless sleepers out there? I am not one to have any trouble staying asleep – but falling asleep on the other hand, well that’s a whole different story.

When I had those nights as a child, my mum would always encourage me to heat up a cup of warm milk and sip on it. There is something about warm milk that is always so comforting. Of course, any warm beverage can make you feel warm and cozy inside – but warm milk brings me back to those childhood nights. I still love drinking warm milk before bed to this day.

However, long gone are the days of drinking cows milk. Now, it’s usually an unsweetened cashew or when I’m feeling adventurous, an almond hazelnut blend. And being the health enthusiast that I am, I love putting a delicious, nutritious twist on it.

That’s what Moon Milk really is. A health-infused update of that warm milk I always had as a child. It’s a warm hug. It’s nurturing. And it’s so easy to make.

How do you make Moon Milk?  Take your favourite nut milk and add your favourite non-caffienated tea, spices, and other creative (non-stimulating!) ingredients – warm on the stovetop – and you’ve got your very own Moon Milk.

I’ve seen all sorts of recipes out there – and these add-ins are my favorites:

  • Cherry Juice – naturally high in melatonin, which helps reset your sleep cycle
  • Turmeric – contains circumin, a potent anti-inflammatory 
  • Cinnamon – helps stabilize blood sugar
  • Ashwaghanda –  adaptogen that supports balanced cortisol levels 
  • Ginger – aids digestion
  • Lavender Tea – promotes relaxation
  • Black Pepper – helps with absorption 

Those are just a few of the options – but if you are going to make Moon Milk, why not dream up your own blend? It’s easy, and all you need are a few simple ingredients.

If following a recipe is more your thing, keep reading – I’m going to share with you my own personal Moon Milk blend. Only 3 ingredients needed!

Chamomile Moon Milk Recipe: 

Ingredients: 

  • Cashew milk (unsweetened)
  • Chamomile Vanilla Tea* – promotes relaxation
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg – used for sleep and digestive support in Ayurveda

Directions: In a small stove top pot, add 2.5 cups of your favorite nut milk. Add chamomile vanilla tea, and sprinkle in nutmeg. Let it simmer on low-medium for about ten minutes. We want this warmed, not burning hot! After ten minutes, whisk to froth. Pour into a cup and enjoy. Rest easy.

*You could go with straight chamomile, but chamomile vanilla is on a whole ‘nother level! 

The best part about this recipe is that you probably have the ingredients on hand already – and you can easily swap out the chamomile tea for your favorite caffeine free blend.

What do you think of this warm milk for grownups with a nutritious twist?

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