Essentially, Moon Milk is warm milk mixed with a relaxing blend of herbs and spices. But, there is more to it than a comforting drink that will help you unwind. This Ayurveda tradition means ‘knowledge of life’ and is a holistic approach to connecting the body and mind. Try this ancient ritual as a remedy for anxiety and insomnia. Indeed, t’s easy to create your own recipe. Accordingly, this post is about the magick of Moon Milk.
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Magical Benefits of Moon Milk
Of course, drinking heated beverages before bed has been practiced forever. In particular to help drift into a restful sleep. The magick of moon milk supports the body in doing many things:
- internal & external stress relieving
- hormone balancing
- restful sleep
- elevates the immune system
Warm milk has the amino acid tryptophan. And, depending on the type of milk, you get calcium and protein.
Setting aside a block of time for us to focus on ourselves the inner mind and body become aligned to clear our future road for miracles.
Common Moon Milk Ingredients
The ingredients working together in each recipe are versatile. Above all, have fun experimenting to find what works best for you:
- Organic grass-fed dairy milk or non-dairy, plant-based milk – Almond, Oat, or Coconut
- Adaptogens – Ashwagandha, Maca, or Reishi
- Sugar-free sweeteners – Maple Syrup, Raw Honey, Agave Nectar, or Coconut Nectar
- Healthy Fats – Coconut Oil or Ghee‘
- Herbs or Culinary Flowers – Chamomile, Lavender, or Rose
- Spices – Cardamom, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, or Tumeric
A type of cyanobacteria called Spirulina is also often found in Moon Milk recipes. This is better known as blue-green algea. Further, this high-protein, powerful antioxidant is an anti-inflammatory.
Coconut Oil is rich in fatty acids that aid in the creation and elimination of hormones. It’s hormone balancing and helps absorb vitamins and nutrients.
If you’re after alternatives to over-the-counter sleep aids, try adding sleep-enhancing spices like ginger, nutmeg, and black pepper.
Ashwagandha is a popular adaptogen in Moon Milk. This small woody plant has yellow flowers and is native to India. It’s been a staple in Ayurvedic medicine for various ailments.
Adaptogens are a group of natural substances that modulate the body’s response to stress. It also balances bodily functions.
Ashwagandha is popular due to its optimization of the GABA neurotransmitter pathway. GABA improves mood, gives a sense of tranquility, helps with PMS symptoms, headaches, and deep sleep.
In most cases, ashwagandha is safe to take. However, individuals with autoimmune conditions should take caution since this powerful adaptogen can affect blood sugar and hormones.
Moon Milk Base Recipe
Absolutely, making your own recipe of moon milk is malleable. Follow this simple base when creating your own.
- Combine 1 1/2 cups of milk with 1 teaspoon of each ingredient in a pot.
- Heat on medium.
- Strain (optional) into a mug.
- Froth 1/4 cup of sweetened milk and top your moon milk if desired.
- Top with additional herbs, flowers, or spices.
You control if this beautiful beverage is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, or gluten-free!
Magical Moon Milk Ritual
If you follow the Lunar cycle then a moon milk ritual is for you. On the new or full moon, make a magical cup and pull some tarot or oracle cards.
*Ladies* – a neat way to create a moon milk ritual is by synching your own cycle. I ran across seed cycling moon milk recipes. Adding various seeds to your milk will help regulate menstrual cycles, increase fertility, and ease PMS and PCOS symptoms. Check out this article written by Moon and spoon and yum.
Just taking the time to prepare moon milk and sipping before bedtime is a great way to reduce anxiety and unwind.
The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.The Buddha
Be cautious of the extra calories this beverage can include. You may want to try low-fat variations of milk and avoid adding sugar.
The path to spirituality is a journey that begins from within.
Overall, it’s fun and easy to create your own magical moon milk ritual.
Put your own spin on these moon milk recipes!
Hi, I’m Victoria – a tree hugging hippie that loves to craft and write about spiritual stuff. This is me helping you navigate your recently enchanted life.