You'll see versions of this recipe all over the place and I'm sharing because it totally works!
I'm a night person, but these days I'm in bed at 9PM during the week and what a difference it makes. Warm milk is a common remedy to help lull you to bed, and I've been drinking Moon Milk to help me unwind.
Sugar is optional, so omit the honey or maple if you'd like, but it does make it taste really great. This is really the best kind of night cap: Turmeric flights inflammation, nutmeg is a natural sleep aid, and a little ashwagandha goes a long way. Drink warm, and then bath, book + bed!
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp ashwagandha
- 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
- Pinch of sea salt
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 tsp ghee or coconut oil
- 1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup (optional)
Heat milk to a simmer over med-low heat. Whisk in cinnamon, turmeric, ashwagandha, cardamom, nutmeg and pepper, then whisk some more to avoid clumping. Add coconut oil/ghee, reduce heat to low, and cook for five minutes. Remove from heat and let stand to cool for a minute. Stir in honey/maple last.