Moon milk… what is it? Well, it’s a concoction made up of milk (duh), turmeric, cinnamon and other delicious components. It’s an old Ayurvedic recipe to help one feel more relaxed and get a good night’s sleep. What’s better is the way it tastes.
Ayurveda is a tried-and-true medicine practice which originated in the Indian subcontinent. It dates back to 3,000 years and the main objective of this practice is to find balance between the mind, body and spirit. The harmony which our mind, body and spirit will have results in good health. According to Ayurveda, we have three doshas- or energies- within our bodies:
- Vata dosha: space & air
- Pitta dosha: fire & water
- Kapha dosha: water & earth
In the Ayurveda system, it is believed that we all have the three doshas within us; however, some are stronger than others. The balance of our doshas plays a part controlling our immune system and how our body responds when we are sick. I think we are all aware that eating healthy is very beneficial for our mind and body. Eating poorly can lead to a weakened immune system with higher risk of diseases and ailments. Little changes can be made to re-set and re-boot our bodies. Whenever I’m feeling like my body could use a little boost, I turn to certain spices such as turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. Luckily, this moon milk has all of those spices! This recipe is like a hug in a cup.
I find that it’s best to drink this in the evening before bed-time as it helps relax my mind and get ready for bed. You can also add this moon milk to rolled oats and store them in the fridge overnight so you have delicious, golden overnight oats for breakfast. OR I like to add a splash of moon milk to my coffee or tea… SO GOOD. The options are endless. I hope you love this simple, easy and healthy recipe as much as I do!
Golden Moon Milk
- Small Sauce Pot
- Measuring Cup
- Measuring Spoons
- Wooden Spoon
- 2 cups Milk regular or non-dairy (oat, almond, soy)
- 1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric
- Pinch Ground Cardamom
- 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1/4 tsp Ashwaghanda optional
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepot.
- Stir and heat through over low heat for 10 minutes.
- Enjoy by itself, in your coffee or tea, or add to overnight oats. Yum!