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