Moon milk—a warm, milk-based drink—is meant to help you fall asleep. The drink comes from the longstanding Ayurvedic tradition of drinking warm milk to induce sleep, the traditional Hindu system of medicine that’s rooted in natural healing, in case you haven’t brushed up on your world history in a while. Back in the day (like, way back in the day) this medical system established the tradition of sipping warm milk to help with drifting off to sleep. But it’s been gaining popularity.
Moon Milk is a glass of warm milk enhanced with herbs and coconut oil. Turmeric in the moon milk removes and neutralizes free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules with unpaired electrons. Free radicals react with important organic substances like fatty acids, proteins and even our DNA. Curcumin neutralizes dangerous free radicals and boosts our body’s own antioxidant enzymes. Researchers believe that curcumin lowers your risk of heart disease by improving the function of the lining of your blood vessels. Arthritis patients also respond very well to curcumin supplements and diets high in turmeric.
2003 study suggested that warm milk actually reducesthe ability of tryptophan (an amino acid that encourages sleep) to enter the brain. It’s more plausible that the psychological effects of drinking it can make you feel tired. However, if you swap your usual milk for soy, it might actually help you sleep. Soy milk is higher than dairy milk in magnesium, and including enough magnesium in your diet can help ward off insomnia.
You can also add pinch of Cardamom powder and Honey, Cardamom and Honey is one of the most grounding and warming combination, and also so delicious which when all the energy is orbiting around us the best thing we can do is turn inward. If there is a lot of change going on, your monkey mind is going bananas with all the thoughts, plan, worries or fear this is the drink for you. Even if you just want a drink to bliss out on, and it only takes a couple of minutes to make this.
- 2 cups hot water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut butter
- 1 tablespoon tocos
- 40 milligrams CBD MCT oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
- Pinch of cardamom (optional)
- 1 vanilla bean, insides scraped out (or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract)
- 1/2 teaspoon reishi (optional)
- Pinch of pink salt
- 1/2 teaspoon honey (optional)
- Bring the water to a boil and then pour into high-speed blender.
- Add all of the ingredients to the blender and mix on high for one to two minutes until everything’s looking well-combined and frothy.
Serve, sip, and mellow out.