Made with spices that are popular in Indian cooking, moon milk beverages have been recommended by Ayurvedic medicine practitioners for hundreds of years. This anti-inflammatory drink may help to build the body’s defenses against stress, burnout and exhaustion.
While formal studies on the effects of moon milk are limited, many people who have made this beverage a regular part of their morning or bedtime routine report experiencing good results. Considering it’s easy to make at home with basic ingredients, why not give it a try?
• 1 cup of milk of your choice, such as raw, organic whole milk or your favorite nut milk (coconut, cashew or almond milk. Organic and unsweetened)
• ½ teaspoon each of ground cinnamon and turmeric
• ¼ teaspoon ground ashwagandha (or another adaptogen if you prefer)
• (optional) tiny pinch of ground ginger, nutmeg, black pepper and cardamom
• 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil or ghee
• 1 teaspoon raw honey
• In a small pot, bring milk to a simmer over low heat, then add cinnamon, turmeric, ashwagandha and any other spices you like. Whisk to get rid of any clumps.
• Add ghee or oil, then turn off heat and let cool a bit. While still warm, stir in honey, whisk with a hand held frother or blend for a few seconds.
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