Get help drifting off into a peaceful sleep with lavender moon milk. This drink is made to help combat stress, anxiety and calm the mind before sleep.
I love this drink. It's sweet, frothy and honestly feels super decadent to drink. Not like a drink that has serious health benefits.
It's like having a Starbucks drink that helps you drift off into a peaceful slumber.
My favorite way to get the best night of sleep in the world is to drink this about 30-60 minutes before bedtime. Then do a sleep meditation when I lay down in bed. It is a guaranteed night of dreams and deep sleep.
Benefits of drinking this recipe
Moon milk contains several powerful ingredients that help decrease anxiety, combat stress in the body and promote relaxation.
Full of antioxidants and easy to make adaptable for a non dairy diet, this recipe has tons of benefits. Read below to find out more of the benefits of each ingredient.
Lavender for sleep
Lavender helps with sleep for a few reasons.
Studies show that it can promote relaxation and decrease anxiety. One of the ways it helps decrease those bad feelings is by the smell. So take the time to take a few deep breaths in of your warm drink, smelling the aroma.
This does more than just smell good. Studies on lavender and the nervous system now show it actually sends signals to the brain through the nerves in nose that stimulate relaxation.
Health benefits of cardamom
Cardamom is a spice that originates from India and has a slightly sweet flavor profile and bright spicy smell. It reminds of how nutmeg tastes and smells. It has many uses including culinary and medicinal.
The taste is probably the most familiar to you if you drink chai tea.
It is known for containing compounds that fight inflammation. So there is a possibility it can help prevent conditions that affect the inflammation in the body.
Studies have shown that it has a diuretic effect that can help lower the blood pressure. This works by removing excess fluid with urination reducing the overall amount of fluid the heart needs to push around.
Due to the antioxidant profile in cardamom, it may fight cancer by removing free radicals in the body.
Antioxidants essentially act like magnets to free radicals, binding to them and them removing them from the body.
Adaptogenic effects from turmeric
Adaptogens help us cope with stress better. They help us increase our resistance to stress which, easily put, decreases our total cortisol levels.
Turmeric has a ton of health benefits and I go into detail in my post for Pineapple Apple Cider Vinegar Morning Shots with turmeric if you want to read more there.
Ingredients and substitutions
To make this drink you will need:
- milk (regular or non dairy)
- culinary safe dried lavender
As mentioned you can sub in milk you prefer. I used coconut milk. But if you drink dairy, warm dairy milk does help with promoting sleep.
I personally don't recommend topping your drink with the lavender buds like the pictures show. I don't think that will bring a very pleasant drinking experience but to each their own.
I don't have ashwaganda in this recipe. Although it is a very common ingredient found in moon milk it's not something we have around the house. If you do, feel free to add ¼ of a teaspoon into the recipe as well.Print