Working to improve your sleep hygiene so that you can sleep better and have more energy during your days? Try this tasty and ojas building drink!
Ayurvedic Moon Milk encourages deep and restful sleep. Find a source for responsibly produced milk. Milk that comes from happy cows nourishes us on many levels inside and out. If you live in the Finger Lakes, I recommend Interbrook Farm’s raw milk CSA, or contact your local Cooperative Extension for a list of farms in your area. If you are not consuming dairy at this time you may substitute with coconut milk or rice milk (make sure they have no added sweeteners).
1/2 cup whole milk (raw, organic, non-homogenized is best)
1/2 tsp. ghee
A few dashes of cinnamon (about 1/8 tsp.)
1/8 tsp. of cardamom
Dash of nutmeg
1 tsp. of maple syrup (optional, I find the milk already sweet so I rarely add it)
Slowly warm milk with spices, and sip before bed. The herbs help the body to digest the milk and will help cool the body and pacify the mind. Be sure to indulge in this drink at least two hours after your last meal.