Would you also like to have a healthy slumber and still be very trendy at the same time? Well, then the latest trend drink Blue Moon Milk is just right for you. For some time now, numerous comments and pictures of it have been on Instagram and Pinterest and a lot of bloggers swear by its unbelievably great effect. Blue Moon Milk is said to be a real all-rounder when it comes to natural sleeping pills. But where is the secret? Is the blue nightcap really much more effective than the tried and tested milk with honey that we all know from our childhood?
Natural sleeping pills like the blue moon milk are good for the body and soul
The secret of Blue Moon Milk
The amino acid tryptophan, which is found in large quantities in milk and almonds, is converted into melatonin in the body. This is the so-called sleep hormone that transports us all into the realm of dreams. That is why a glass of warm milk with honey before going to bed is not only delicious, but above all it promotes sleep.
The blue moon milk has even more in it: in addition to milk or almond milk, the drink contains two other very important ingredients that intensify its calming and balancing effect even more. These are the medicinal plants Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and blue clitoris (Clitoria ternatea). Both are known from Ayurvedic medicine and have been used for thousands of years for numerous ailments.
Ashwagandha plant and roots
The wonder drug Ashwagandha
Translated from Sanskrit, Ashwagandha actually means “smell of the horse”. What was given mainly because of the general, strengthening effect of the plant. The herb is one of the most popular and powerful adaptogens ever. And these plant substances regulate the hormonal balance of the body in a natural way and at the same time lower the stress level of the psyche. Ashwagandha is popularly known as sleeping berry because of its strong sleep-inducing properties.
As with other medicinal herbs, Ashwagandha has other valuable properties that can be benefited from. For example, the herb is used by many as a popular aphrodisiac. The medicinal plant also shows the best results against flatulence, nausea and dizziness as well as with mild depression and anxiety disorders.
The powder form of Ashwagandha is ideal for general use – a remarkable tonic with a lot of potential! However, one should still keep in mind that this is an alternative dietary supplement that is not a medicine in the western sense.
Preparing natural sleeping pills like blue moon milk yourself is very easy
And where does the cool blue color of the trendy drink come from?
The fascinating blue of the moon milk is given by the Indian medicinal plant Clitoria ternatea, also known as the blue clitoris. In the English blogosphere it is known as Butterfly Pea Tea. The medicinal plant has it all, and not only visually, but above all thanks to its anti-anxiety and pain-relieving effects. It is also a very effective natural nootropic that optimally strengthens concentration and brain performance. You can easily order both the powder and the dried flowers online and even enjoy them as tea.
Of course also as ice tea in summer
Alternatively, you can use Blue Majik Spirullina Extract for the blue shade of your Moon Milk. Spirullina is no less healthy and also has a strong, antioxidant effect on the human organism.
Indian medicinal plant Clitoria Ternatea
Easy to prepare Moon Milk: the recipe
There is nothing easier than preparing a delicious Moon Milk yourself. Take a look below to see what you need for this and how it’s done.
- Milk (preferably almond, soy or coconut milk)
- 1 teaspoon (level) ashwagandha powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- a pinch of nutmeg
- Honey or maple syrup to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried blue clitoral flowers
- or alternatively: 1/2 tsp Blue Majik Spirullina extract
You can also add Indian basil (tulsi) and the vital mushroom Reishi. Both have a balancing and calming effect on the nervous system and are therefore perfect for your blue moon milk to help you fall asleep.
And it’s that easy:
Put all the ingredients together with the milk in a saucepan and bring to the boil over a low heat for a few minutes. Let cool a little and sweeten with honey or maple syrup. Dried lavender flowers or other edible flowers, as well as small berries, are suitable for decoration, not only fresh, but also frozen.
Put the finishing touches on your bedtime drink!
Bee pollen rounds off the Moon Milk in a healthy and chic way
Rose petals give even more color and a wonderful scent
Turmeric and lavender – an unbeatable aroma-taste duo
Incidentally, lavender also has a gentle, calming effect
Ginger and spirullina are other popular ingredients for natural sleep aids
And how about a creative moon milk smoothie with berries and coconut flakes?