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This relaxing blueberry ashwagandha moon milk recipe is the perfect calming stress-relieving drink, especially for sleep. Keep reading to learn what moon milk is, how it is made, and even how to make it blue!

What is Moon Milk Made from?

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. 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 recipes use vanilla and essential oils, while others will use spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. It depends on your tastes and preferences. 

Moon milk often includes herbs as well, to boost the health benefits of this 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 in more adaptogenic herbs because there are so many amazing health benefits. If you haven’t read my article where I discuss a list of antioxidants and adaptogens benefits.

What are the Benefits of Moon Milk?

You are going to get the same health benefits that you get from the type of milk that is used, with additional benefits from the added ingredients. Here are some health benefits many people have reported:

Getting better sleep. 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 moon milk recipe can help a lot, especially for sleep.

Supplement important nutrients. It also gives you one last chance in the evening to increase your nutrients, particularly with carbs and protein.

How Do You Make it Blue?

And the biggest question of all – how is moon milk BLUE? There are a few ways people add the blue color to their moon milk, 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 moon milk recipe.

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Blueberry Ashwagandha Moon Milk Recipe


  • Author: Laura Villanueva
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup milk of choice (I recommend almond or coconut milk)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ashwagandha powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon blue butterfly pea flower powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil

Instructions

  1. 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.

Notes

Tips: 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.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blender & Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Ayuvedic

Keywords: moon milk, moon milk recipe, ayuvedic recipes, adaptogenic recipes

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I would love to hear if you had ever included 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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