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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. 
Course Beverages
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Author Megan Wells

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

  1. 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. 

  2. Add the chamomile tea bag and the ashwagandha root to the saucepan, cover, and steep for 10 minutes.

  3. 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.

Recipe 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).