Drink this pretty drink for a beauty sleep
Remember? In our childhood, our moms used to give a cup of warm milk before bed to help you sleep. Well, turns out that drink has gotten an upgrade.
one that’s incredibly trendy and “Instagram-able.” It’s called moon milk.
Moon milk is popping up on Instagram feeds and Pinterest pages everywhere. Let’s find out what is moon milk, how to make it and if it really promotes sleep.
WHAT IS MOON MILK?
Moon milk is a warmed up milk with herbs and spices, it has been touted as a miracle worker that helps you to fall asleep. It is a mixture of honey, cinnamon and cow’s milk.
The most important ingredient in moon milk is adaptogen (a plant that is used in Ayurvedichealing) .It has a lot of health benefits and has relaxing effect on the mind and body. It is used to treat stress, anxiety, insomnia and nervous system disorders.
WHY SHOULD YOU DRINK MOON MILK
Moon milk has therapeutic and detoxifying benefits, helping to de-stress and aids in giving a wonderful night’s rest. The adaptogens in milk helps to relax your body and distress and milk also contain melatonin and tryptophan, two natural substances that helps you fall asleep.
Moon milk will help you fight of illness that could damage your sleep at night and it also boost your immune system.
Milk provides the carbohydrate lactose, it’s a good combination of carbs and protein that may help induce calming hormones to help you sleep.
TIPS FOR MAKING MOON MILK
The popular ways to make moon milk is buying a pre-made supplement complex and adding your desired milk to it.
But its better you can try making your own moon milk at home. There are a lot of recipes online, so you can try them all to pick your favorite one and it’s not that hard to make.
Here are one of the recipe of making moon milk at home
- Take a cup of whole milk or unsweetened nut milk
- Add ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon ground ashwagandha ( or another adaptogen, like Shatavari or astralagus)
- 2 pinches of ground cardamom
- Pinch of ground ginger (optional)
- Pinch of ground nutmeg
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil or ghee
- 1 teaspoon honey preferably law
So if you are having a difficult time shutting off your brain and want the rest you need, give moon milk a try it might be the cure to your nighttime sleep routine.