Calming Moon Milk

Suffering from stress and insomnia? Take a new look at a cup of warm milk. An age-old remedy for new generation stress.

Many of us grew up with a glass of hot milk and honey in the evening to help us sleep better. Forward a decade or more and milky drinks are once again a hot topic. Golden milk and moon milk are finding widespread appeal as they follow the ancient Indian practise of blending warm milk with de-stressing adaptogenic Ayurvedic herbs and spices like cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric and ashwagandha.

Adaptogens essentially help the body adapt to current emotional and physical stressors. For example, they can help bring calm in times of heightened strain, bring peace to a racing mind in the middle of the night, and provide clarity and give energy when we are tired.

Ashwagandha is one of the most common adaptogens found in these popular drinks and is one of the most widely used herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. It’s known as a ‘tonic’ herb and is said to have an overall rejuvenating effect – helping to protect and support the nervous system and immune system as well as improving energy.

Moon Milk boasts a host of benefits:

  • It is calming, soothing and relaxing on the nervous system
  • It aids restful sleep
  • Relieves stress and helps balance hormones
  • The spices and other ingredients enhance the immune system
  • It helps relieve pain and inflammation and
  • May relieve joint pain and menstrual pains

We’re sharing three delicious moon milk recipes below, that you can make at home. Simply add all the ingredients to a pot and let it simmer at a medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Remove the teabags and strain the contents into your favourite mug. Enjoy!

Rose Moon Milk

  • 250 ml milk of your choice (we like almond milk)
  • Sugar of your choice to taste (we used 1 tsp coconut sugar)
  • ½ tsp beetroot powder
  • 2 Turkish Delight Pyramid teabags
  • Dried rose petals for garnish

Blue Moon Milk

  • 250 ml milk of your choice (we like almond milk)
  • Sugar of your choice to taste (we used 1tsp coconut sugar)
  • ½ tsp Spirulina powder
  • 1 tsp Green Rooibos powder
  • Dried lavender and cornflower for garnish

Golden Moon Milk

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