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Chamomile Moon Milk

This Chamomile Moon Milk is a warm spice and herbal nighttime beverage to help relieve sleeplessness and stress. 
Servings 1
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup reduced fat or whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 chamomile tea bag
  • 1 teaspoon ashwagandha root
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao butter or coconut oil melted

Instructions

  • Combine the milk, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, and nutmeg in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk vigorously, getting rid of spice clumps. Heat until the milk is steaming and just about to start simmering. 
  • Add the chamomile tea bag and the ashwagandha root to the saucepan, cover, and steep for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bag. Use a fine-mesh sieve and some cheesecloth to strain out most of the spices from the milk into a mug. Stir in the honey and top with the melted raw cacao butter.

Notes

This recipe is adapted from Alaina Sullivan's from Bon Appétit.
Chamomile, turmeric, and ashwagandha root all have a slightly bitter grass taste and smell, especially combined all in one. Adding fat and sugar help counteract the effect, which is why I don't recommend using nonfat milk. 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw honey is the perfect amount and using the raw cacao butter adds some more fats that really make all the ingredients shine in harmony (+ they both have lots of antioxidants).
Author: Megan Wells
Course: Beverages