Many cultures serve an ‘aperatif’ after dinner to prepare the digestive system for sleep.
It is common for children across the world to be given sweet, warm milk before bed to help them calm and fall asleep more easily.
But now there is a sleep drink designed for adults that is getting much praise in wellness circles. It is called Moon Milk and it forms part of the practice and philosophy of mindfulness.
It is a bedtime ritual that marks the end of the day.
Moon milk is
An Indian concoction of warmed nut milk with a mix of medicinal herbs and spices such as reishi mushroom, holy basil, cardamom and cinnamon.
A dash of local honey gives it a slight sweetness.
Whilst many may be making a large noise about this trend, it is really nothing new and nothing to be afraid of.
Choose your favourite milk (almond, goat, cow, rice or soya) and add the spices and herbs that either energise or calm you.
What is new is a new idea of us is that by using these ingredients you are balancing hormones and bringing adaptogens into your system. Adaptogens are preventative medicine- a thoughtful boost to help your the body prepare for particularly trying times. Think moving house, weddings, funerals, child birth and tax season.
Do you have a traditional family recipe that you follow to create the ultimate Moon Milk concoction? Do share in the comments section below.
For more healthy, midnight snack ideas go here.