“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”
― Ernest Hemingway
Blue Moon Milk may be just the answer to help you unwind and drift off into a deep and healing sleep.
Drinking warm milk before bed has been the traditional way to relax in many a household down the years.
There is something comforting about holding a cup of warm milk and honey.
I have a lovely memory of staying with my grandmother.
I knew it was time for bed when the Ovaltine was on the stove, and the soothing aroma of malt came drifting by.
The Ayurvedic Way
Moon Milk is an Ayurvedic tradition where milk and honey has the addition of adaptogens and in particular Ashwagandha.
An adaptogen is known as a substance which helps the body adapt, adjust and reset.
They are the most amazing medicines and there are countless studies proving their efficacy for stress, depression, stamina and immunity.
Sleep is so important for a strong immune system, repair, rejuvenation, energy and mental health.
If you find yourself waking up at 2am this is often a sign of low blood sugar and so here is the ideal remedy.
Blue Moon Milk is the perfect sleep aid and more –
- Lowers stress hormones
- Improves blood sugar levels
- Boosts brain function
- Boosts metabolism
- Supports thyroid health
- Supports gut health
- Promotes eye health
- Antioxidant rich
- Reduces inflammation
- I cup of cow’s milk or a plant based milk
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder
- 1 teaspoon of freeze-dried blueberry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom powder
- 1 heaped teaspoon of raw honey
Add 2 teaspoons of collagen powder
Dried blue cornflowers
Add a cup of milk to a saucepan and warm gently.
Add the coconut oil stirring until dissolved. Whisk in all the other ingredients apart from the honey.
Pour into a cup and stir in the honey.
Take to bed and enjoy with a relaxing book.