This relaxing blueberry Ashwagandha moon milk recipe is the perfect calming stress-relieving drink, especially for sleep. I know that you will fall in love with this gorgeous blueberry color of this moon milk, but this recipe also has tons of health benefits. Keep reading to learn what moon milk is, how it is made, and even how to make it blue!
What is Moon Milk Latte Made From?
So, what is moon milk exactly? To put it in simple forms, moon milk starts with simply a base of warmed-up milk. Then adds various ingredients for added health benefits, and of course to turn the milk blue, perhaps by adding in some blueberries like I did. There are many different recipes out there, but you want to use your preferred form of milk (including dairy-free options), with spices and oils. Some adaptogen filled milk recipes use vanilla and essential oils, while others use spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. It depends on your tastes and preferences.
It often includes herbs, to boost the health benefits of this adaptogenic milk drink. Adaptogens are a popular addition, which can help reduce stress and boost your immune system. If you haven't tried adding more adaptogens into your life, you should consider adding more adaptogenic herbs, because there are so many amazing health benefits. If you haven't read my article, I discuss a list of antioxidants and adaptogens benefits.
Ingredients to Make a Moon Milk Latte
Dairy-Free Milk: The base of a delicious moon milk latte is with an unsweetened dairy-free milk. I like to use unsweetened almond millk.
Ashwagndha Powder: This adaptogenic herb will help to balance your stress levels within the body. The perfect addition to this ashwagandha moon milk. Read more about adaptogenic herbs here.
Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder: This is an ancient superfood from South Asia used in many wellness ceremonies. Add it to any drink recipes, baked goods, and even ice cream.
Coconut Oil: A nice tablespoon of healthy fats is the perfect amount for a creamy texture.
Maple Syrup: Any preferred sweetener of choice will work in this recipe for moon milk, but I love to use maple syrup.
Flavorful Spices: I like to use warming spices like ground cinnamon and cardamon for this blueberry moon milk recipe.
Optional: Fruit of Choice: Experiment with different flavor profiles, but I personally like a blueberry moon milk latte recipe that follows below.
What are the Health Benefits of a Drinking Moon Milk Latte?
You will get the same health benefits as the type of milk used, with additional benefits from the added super food adaptogenic ingredients in your moon milk. Here are some health benefits many people have reported:
Getting Better Sleep By Drinking an Adaptogenic Latte!
One of the main reasons people drink this in the evening is to help them sleep. It works wonders at helping you to relax and unwind for sleep.
Relaxing at Night with Reduced Stress and Anxiety!
Anxiety, stress, and depression all tend to be worse at night. This is when everything is quiet, and you don’t have many distractions for your mind and your thoughts. If you need more relaxation, this blueberry milk recipe can help a lot, especially for sleep.
Supplement Important Nutrients in the Evening With Moon Milk Latte!
It also gives you one last chance in the evening to increase your nutrients, particularly with carbs and protein.
How Do You Make Moon Milk Latte Blue?
And the biggest question of all – how is moon milk BLUE? There are a few ways people add the blue color to an adaptogenic latte, but one of the most popular ways is with butterfly pea powders.
First of all, not all moon milk is blue, but many people do like this color. Some are more of a pink or purple shade, depending on the ingredients you use. But with the butterfly pea flowers, you can add the powder to your milk and give it a fun shade.
My recipe below is not only blue from the butterfly pea flower, but also the addition of the blueberries. You can also create different versions of my recipe below by replacing the blueberries with another fruit or simply omitting them. Without the blueberries, it's a simple version of ashwagandha moon milk. Try experimenting, and you can come up with your own special adaptogen milk recipe.
Blueberry Ashwagandha Moon Milk Recipe
- Heat the milk over low heat in a small pot. Remove from heat and blend the rest of the ingredients in a blender.
- Optional: Top with dried butterfly pea powder, dried lavender, or dried rose petals to garnish.
- You can also serve this iced. Simply pour over ice and enjoy. If you don't have ashwagandha powder, you can buy some here on Amazon, or simply omit it. You won't get the same calming effect that ashwagandha offers, but it still tastes great. If you prefer a sugar-free version, simply replace the maple syrup with your favorite sugar-free sweetener.You can strain the mixture, if you prefer a silky smooth texture, or if your blender is not a high-powered one, to blend up the blueberries to a smooth texture.
Did You Try This Blueberry Moon Milk Latte Recipe?
I would love to hear if you had ever included an adaptogenic moon milk in your nighttime routine. Let me know if you try out this recipe. You can also connect with me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva
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