MOON MILK

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

Had your fill of turmeric lat­tes, mush­room tea and pro­bi­otic cof­fee? Say hello to moon milk. De­spite be­ing around for cen­turies, the drink – which has its ori­gins in Ayurvedic medicine – is en­joy­ing a re­nais­sance thanks to its so­cial me­dia-friendly aes­thetic. In fact, ac­cord­ing to data from Google Trends, searches for moon milk recipes are cur­rently at an all-time high – and it’s not just be­cause of their In­sta­gram ap­peal.

Al­though the brew is sure to score you a few ex­tra ‘likes’, it’s also de­signed to help you achieve a more rest­ful sleep. Made from calm­ing in­gre­di­ents like warm milk, honey, spices, adap­to­gens (such as the herb ash­wa­gandha) and aro­matic flow­ers (like dried laven­der), it’s said to help ban­ish feel­ings of anx­i­ety and rest­less­ness so you can nod off sooner.

Keen to try the sooth­ing night­cap for your­self? Heat 1 cup co­conut milk with a driz­zle of honey and a dash of cin­na­mon and ash­wa­gandha in a saucepan – or head to Google for your pick of more than 27 mil­lion recipes. Sweet dreams!

Just one of the moon milk snaps that’s pop­u­lar on In­sta­gram: This Nu­tra Or­gan­ics recipe has vanilla bean, co­conut oil and maple syrup

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