DAY 10 – 100 DAYS OF NATURAL LIVING
I’ve started a new series called 100 Days of Natural Living.
In day 1, I shared my story on why I am so passionate about living a natural lifestyle.
A LOT of you reached out to me with additional questions, and I’d love to touch on some of those topics.
It goes without saying that one of the top questions I get is “How can I NATURALLY sleep better”?
The Powerful Ingredients of Moon Milk & How It Can Help You
Moon Milk is made up of some pretty powerful ingredients that promote sleep, that’s what makes this such a special drink.
The nutrients in moon milk also benefit the immune system.
Here are the main ingredients and benefits that make up the drink moon milk.
Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing and has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions. It is most well-known for its restorative health benefits.
The herb is a member of the nightshade family and is also called winter cherry and aids relaxation.
Ashwagandha is calming, restorative, and grounding which supports the sleep cycle.
It promotes good levels of cortisol as well as healthy inflammatory processes which get stimulated when undergoing stress.
Ashwagandha supports a healthy nervous system, promoting calmness and a stable mood because the natural cortisol rhythms are regulated.
Not only is ashwagandha good for the reproductive hormones, but it supports healthy thyroid function.
Ashwagandha root is good for joint health too.
Another spice that makes up golden milk or moon milk is turmeric, probably one of the most widely used spice to fight inflammation.
Turmeric (or Curcuma longa) is a wonderful bright yellow culinary spice, in fact, a relative of ginger. This spice has been used medicinally for centuries, highly prized for its anti-inflammatory properties.
The main component of turmeric is curcumin. The tea is actually a favorite drink in Okinawa where some of the longest living residents are known to live – and it is suggested that the reason for this might well be linked to their drinking turmeric tea.
3. Other Spices:
Depending on what ailments you have, will be what herbs and spices you will add to your moon milk so that your body can derive the benefits to match the ailments, while you sleep.
Nutmeg: When you use nutmeg sparingly you get just a perfect spicy note without it being too overwhelming if you add too much.
Cinnamon: This is probably the most popular spice, giving your moon milk a lovely, strong, sweet flavor.
Cardamom: Cardamom is very aromatic, with woody flavors, adding a pungent note to the moon milk, but it pairs wonderfully with nutmeg and cinnamon.
Allspice: The dried berries from a plant called the Pimenta dioica make you think of cloves, cinnamon, pepper, and nutmeg.
Even though the below superfoods are not the typical ingredients that constitute moon milk, you can go one step ahead and use these to supercharge your moon milk.
Blue Majik powder: Just a spoonful of blue algae powder which is made from spirulina will give your moon milk its blue sea color.
Spirulina boosts energy and supports immunity.
It also helps remove toxic heavy metal from the body.
Pomegranate Powder: Pomegranate is a fruit that represents fertility and health and eternal life and many an ancient religion.
Adding a scoop of pomegranate powder into your moon milk is a fabulous addition.
Pomegranates have antioxidants, good amounts of vitamin c, aiding in digestion problems and helping with arthritis, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, among others.
5. What milk?
Moon Milk has therapeutic and detoxifying benefits, helping to de-stress and aids in giving a wonderful night’s rest.
Traditionally, you will use whole cow’s milk to make your drink, but if you are not a fan of dairy, you can still enjoy the benefit of moon milk by substituting with other products.
- Cow’s Milk: In Ayurveda, which is an ancient system of natural healing; drinking warm milk is a typical well used remedy to counter sleeplessness.
- Coconut Milk: Choosing coconut milk, you will achieve quite a creamy vegan flavor and you get 2 g of protein per serving.
- Almond Milk: With almond milk, your moon milk will get a nice nutty flavor.
- Cashew Milk: Add cashew milk if you like, and as it has a neutral flavor, it won’t upstage all the other spicy flavors you have added.
6. Coconut oil:
Coconut oil is a true key player in a moon milk recipe. Its healthy saturated fats are capable of helping to protect the brain from degenerative diseases.
It also helps to keep you feeling less hungry and goes so far as to help you lose weight.
Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties so it is considered the perfect food for maintaining top gut flora balance.
Honey is natures true miracle. It is best to buy raw honey to receive all the benefits that honey has to offer.
True raw honey can be found at local Farmer’s markets or at street stands around your area.
The benefits of honey are endless, relieving you from stress and anxiety, giving you peace of mind and restful sleep.
Tomorrow I’ll share the recipe with you. This is one crazy good recipe that will promote a restful night. Who’s ready for that?!? (Me, I’m raising my hand)!!
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These will be quick, unedited videos or posts where I bring you into my home, out into my garden and into my kitchen, and sometime deep into my mind…To share with you everything Natural.
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