Magical Moon Milk for Anxiety and Sleep

Dreamy moon milk is not only delicious and magical, but it can help you relax and fall into a blissful sleep.



Moon milk is a warm and calming drink that can be made many different ways, but this recipe is one of my favorites this time of year. It's pink, pretty, and contains my go to herbs to calm the nervous system.


Consuming this yummy drink and reaping the relaxing benefits isn't the only enjoyable part of moon milk. I find making this simple recipe to be part of the calming process and it forces me to slow down.


I like to make moon milk in the evening when I want something luscious, when I need to soothe my nerves, and for a good night's rest.


What makes this recipe calming is chamomile and passionflower, but you could also use ashwagandha. I like ashwagandha in another moon milk recipe with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric.


I use beet root powder for the color and I like the chocolate-ty smell. Other options for color are dragonfruit powder and hibiscus powder.


Ingredients:

  • 2 tsps of loose chamomile

  • 1-2 tsps of loose passionflower

  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup (honey works well too)

  • 1-1 1/2 cups of almond milk (oat milk works well too)

  • 1/4 tsp of beet root powder

  • OPTIONAL: 1/8 tsp of vanilla extract or powder, 1/2 tsp loose rose petals


Directions:

  1. Add milk to a small sauce pan on the stove. Add chamomile and passionflower. Bring to a simmer on medium to medium high heat, stirring occasionally. Once simmering, turn heat off and cover for 7-10 minutes.

  2. Strain into a cup. I first use a small wire mesh strainer and then strain that again through a tea strainer if I have very tiny herb pieces.

  3. Add maple syrup, beet root powder, and any other ingredients. Stir or whip in a blender. Enjoy!


Unsure where to get your herbs and powders? Mountain Rose Herbs is a great place to start. They have all the ingredients, including beet root powder. Locally I've enjoyed loose teas from A Pup and A Cup Tea Co. Rishi is also a good choice or you can explore other options. You can even just tear open a tea packet you already have or can get at the grocery to get started!