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Sleepy Time Moon Milk

  • Clean Eating
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Have you ever wondered if sleep, good or bad, affects way more than just your next day's energy levels and mood?

The short answer is, if you're having any issues falling (or staying) asleep, you may be sabotaging yourself in more ways than you can imagine.

As a society, over the past 50 years, we have continued to decrease the quality and length of our sleep. This cumulative decrease in sleep has reduced our bodies' ability to recover from daily stress, regenerate healthier cells, and rejuvenate our overall health. Not to mention, it leads to weight gain, increased cortisol and stress levels, and probably drives your spouse/partner nuts to boost.

So, what's keeping you up at night?

Maybe you lay in bed, with a mind that wanders to that day's checklist, reviewing it, ensuring you completed everything.

Maybe you are the type who is kept up by contemplating your future to-do list for tomorrow.

Or maybe you're just the type who lays there disconnecting from the day, playing games on your cell phone.

Regardless of what has kept you up in the past, there is...

A 3,000-Year-Old (Delicious) Nighttime Sipper

that will calm your mind, remove free radicals (stressors to your body that cause aging), and help you fall asleep quickly... and it's even safe for kids, too.

One of the oldest Ayurvedic (ancient Indian practice of life knowledge) traditions uses an adaptogen called Ashwagandha, a non-toxic plant, to help your body remove stress, decrease overall inflammation, and increase sleep.

What are some of the benefits of Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha has many proven benefits. It can reduce cortisol, the stress hormone that causes weight gain - especially around the middle. In several controlled studies, Ashwagandha has shown to reduce anxiety, stress, depression, and insomnia. Lastly, it's been shown to improve memory and brain function.

When fused with a few other mighty anti-inflammatory ingredients, natural sleep aids, glucose/adrenal-stabilizing spices, and some good old-fashioned warmed milk, Ashwagandha will quickly create a delicious sipper that will shift you from any hectic day to a relaxed state, transporting you to a night of sound sleep.

Here's our favorite Sleepy Time Moon Milk recipe (oh, and we always recommend using organic ingredients when you can for best benefits):

Sleepy Time Moon Milk

Servings: 1

  • 1 cup almond milk (or full-fat coconut milk)
  • 1/4 tsp ground Ashwagandha
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 3 pinches of ground cardamom
  • 2 pinches of ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp raw honey

Directions

Simmer almond milk (or coconut milk) in a small saucepan over medium/low heat. Add in ground Ashwagandha, cinnamon, turmeric, cardamom, nutmeg, and pepper. Whisk briskly until smooth. Add in coconut oil and reduce heat to a low simmer. Continue to cook until warm, approximately 7 minutes. Remove from heat, add honey, and stir. Pour into your favorite mug, and enjoy. Then crawl into your cozy bed ready to drift into dreamland.

Comments

Sue E
I've been reading about Ashwagandha and it's wonderful benefits but, many people have a very hard time with both the taste and the "mixability" in liquids. Is there a brand you prefer, Isabel, and do you feel like the moon milk masks the flavor?
Paul Grewal
Can I use regular low fat cow milk

Categories

  1. Balance   
       26 posts
  1. Healthy Eating   
       15 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       6 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       6 posts
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       5 posts
  1. Clean Eating   
       4 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       3 posts
  1. Meal Planning   
       3 posts
  1. Guest Post   
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