Moon milk – The Secret to a Good Night’s Sleep
Moonmilk originally comes from the Ayurvedic traditions in India, it’s a natural remedy passed down the generations to help people who have difficulty in sleeping.
Sipping on moon milk so you can drift off to dreamland actually has science behind it. Milk contains the amino acid tryptophan, which can help you relax and feel sleepy. That makes it a natural sleep aid that also supplies protein and other essential nutrients.
This recipe is filled with Rose petals and Cardamom which have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, stress-reducing properties, as well as a good source of vitamin C, A and E. With the almond butter which is packed full of natural fats, protein and fibre all essential for heart health.
So all in all, this is a heart-warming naturally sweetened, vegan drink that tastes amazing and will help everyone with a good nights sleep.
(to make 2 drinks)
2 Tea India Cardamom Chai tea bags
2 tbs almond butter (unsweetened)
2 medjool dates
1 tbs maple syrup
½ tsp vanilla essence
pinch of salt
2 cups of almond milk. (unsweetened)
2 tbs of food-grade Rose petals or dried roses
(we use Polly’s Petals rose petals as they have a wide selection of edible rose petals)
Start by heating up the almond milk in a heavy-bottomed pan on the stove.
When it reaches heat turn to a simmer then add the tea bags and 1 ½ table spoons of the rose petals.
Simmer the milk for 4 minutes to let the flavours from the tea and petals infuse your moon milk then strain into a blender.
Add the vanilla, salt, maple syrup, dates and almond butter then blend until the moon-milk is completely mixed and frothy (approx 50 seconds).
Pour into chai glasses, top with the remaining rose petals and enjoy.