I’ve got a treat for you today! If you’ve been wondering what exactly moon milk is, you’ve come to the right place. Moon milk is an amazing drink that I just learned about and the amazing health benefits are endless! Don’t worry though, you don’t actually have to go to the moon to drink it. 😉 I have a recipe at the bottom that you can easily make at home!
Moon milk, also known as golden milk, is the latest trend in the wellness community. Even though it’s been around for centuries. Moon milk has been touted for its numerous health benefits, but what exactly is moon milk?
That’s what we’ll cover today, along with all the powerful ingredients so you can reap all of moon milk’s numerous health benefits!
So if you’re ready to learn what that pretty blue liquid is you keep seeing on your Instagram feed, keep on reading.
What is Moon Milk?
Moon milk is a nutritious drink made from nutrient-rich, raw ingredients. It’s a drink that’s been around for centuries. Nowadays, it seems like everyone wants to know what exactly moon milk is and what the health benefits are. It’s true, there are plenty of amazing things this simple concoction can do!
What does Moon Milk do?
To put simply, moon milk is an Ayurvedic remedy for sleep deprivation and stress relief. It takes just 20 minutes to make, has no side effects, and does not cause drowsiness the next day. Ever heard of a warm cup of milk before bed to help you sleep? Well this is the same concept, with some added bonus health benefits.
The drink may also increase energy levels by providing nutrients necessary for optimum health. Moon milk can be consumed daily or before bedtime to reduce anxiety, improve mood, maintain mental clarity, promote healing of cells through antioxidant actions, and provide an ample supply of calcium.
The best benefits of Moon Milk is to reduce the stresses of everyday life. Moon Milk has a calming effect like no other, it always feels like I’m drinking my feelings away. All you need to do is make some space for yourself, pour the magical ‘Moon Milk’ and sip on it before bed time every night! I was always stressed but that two hour break before bed helped me so much more than any tablets or doctors could.
All the Amazing Health Benefits of Drinking Moon Milk
You are going to get the same health benefits that you get from the type of milk that is used, with additional benefits from the added ingredients. Here are some health benefits many people have reported:
Getting better sleep
Many people have reported that drinking moon milk can help promote better sleep.
Specifically, it is said to be able to help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep for longer periods of time, and wake up feeling more refreshed. It does this by providing some extra nutrients your body needs after a long day of work or play.
Relaxing at night with reduced stress and anxiety.
Anxiety, stress, and depression all tend to be worse at night. This is when everything is quiet, and you don’t have many distractions for your mind and your thoughts. If you need more relaxation, moon milk can help a lot.
Supplement important nutrients.
It also gives you one last chance in the evening to increase your nutrients, particularly with carbs and protein.
The Powerful Ingredients of Moon Milk
To put it in simple forms, moon milk starts with just a base of warmed up milk, then adds various ingredients for added health benefits, and of course to turn the milk blue. There are many different recipes out there, but you want to use your preferred form of milk (including dairy-free options), with spices and oils. Some recipes use vanilla and essential oils, while others will use spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. It really depends on your tastes and preferences.
Moon milk often includes herbs as well, to boost the health benefits of this drink. Adaptogens are a popular addition, which can help reduce stress and boost your immune system.
Choose your milk base first. Whether it’s cow’s milk or a plant-based milk, it doesn’t matter! It’s no secret that a cup of warm milk before bed can help promote better sleep. You can find an amino acid called tryptophan in milk, which converts to serotonin, the big sleep regulator. Tryptophan works it’s best when combined with low amounts of protein and high in carbs. Perfect for the rest of the ingredients.
People have been using Ashwagandha for centuries to achieve balance in their lives. It is also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry, and has a long history of use in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
This natural herb can:
- help with sleep
- reduce stress levels
- boost energy
- improve immune system function
- boost mental clarity
- increase physical stamina
- improve moon
- reduce anxiety
- improve memory retention
- eliminate inflammation and joint pain
Honey is a natural sweetener that has been used for centuries to relieve stress and promote sleep. It’s also an all-natural alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners, so it can be enjoyed guilt-free! It’s a natural antibiotic and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Honey also helps promote sleep by preventing the release of adrenaline and cortisol. You’ll enjoy a good night’s sleep while reducing stress and anxiety levels.
- Supports skin health with its antibacterial properties
- Aids in weight loss by helping to balance blood sugar levels
- when combined with milk, helps to enable serotonin production through the amino acid tryptophan
- promotes healthy digestion, due to the prebiotics
Spices and Herbs
Spices and herbs are a wonderful way to add flavor and nutrition to your diet. They can also be used to make moon milk.
Cinnamon has been used for centuries as a spice and medicine. It was also used in the old days to help with blood sugar control, digestion, menstrual cramps, colds, flu’s and even cancer. Today research is showing that it may be helpful in reducing stress levels and promoting sleep.
Turmeric, a staple in Indian cooking, has been shown to have many health benefits. One of those is reducing stress. In fact, the active ingredient in turmeric – curcumin – has been shown to be as effective as Prozac and Zoloft for treating depression and anxiety without any side effects.
Additionally, it appears that curcumin also helps with lowering cholesterol levels and preventing cancer cells from growing.
Turmeric can be used both internally (as a supplement) or externally (as a topical treatment), so you can start getting these amazing benefits today!
There are many benefits to coconut oil for your health, but one of the most significant is its ability to reduce stress. Coconut oil contains lauric acid which has been shown in studies to help raise serotonin levels and lower cortisol levels. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promote weight loss, improve heart health, and strengthen immunity among other things.
Ghee is a butter that has been cooked until it reaches the point of being brown and clarified. The cooking process removes almost all lactose, casein, and whey proteins from the milk solids. This process makes ghee an extremely healthy fat that can be used in place of many other oils or fats in cooking. Ghee also has a higher smoke point than most oils which allows for frying at hotter temperatures without burning like olive oil does.
The health benefits of ghee are numerous – including promoting sleep! Ghee contains high amounts of butyrate acid which assists with digestion and sleep regulation. It also contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which has anti-inflammatory properties to help promote restful nights.
Make Your Own Moon Milk
Now, here’s how to make your own!
Sleep Inducing Moon Milk
- 1 Cup Milk Whole or Plant Based
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon ground
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric
- 1/4 tsp Ashwagandha
- 1 tsp Ghee or Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp Raw Honey
- 2 pinches ground nutmet
- Simmer milk in a saucepan on a medium-low heat
- Add in all ingredients except honey and oil or butter. Mix to remove all lumps.
- Add in coconut oil or ghee, reduce to a low heat.
- Continue cooking for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool for a minute
- Add honey, then pour into a mug and drink up right before bed!!