The Blush-Hued Drink That Will Give You The Best Sleep Of Your Life

When times get really rough, you may turn to a drink before bed. Alcohol certainly isn't healthiest bedtime choice, nor the most effective, but a warm glass of milk can work wonders.
Wonder if one can drink their way to this bed head hair too?

But a new beverage trend is starting to emerge.

It's pink, it's frothy, it's supposedly full of good stuff. But what is pink moon milk?

From juices to rosé, if it's blush coloured and liquid, we're all about it these days. The latest rosy-hued drink on our radar is pink moon milk and the best time to consume it is just before bed.

Pink Moon Milk

Pink moon milk is the cousin of turmeric-spiced golden milk, but this concoction is much more millennial-friendly and promises the best sleep of your life.

Loaded with 'functional' ingredients - meaning they all have certain properties that affect the way you feel - tart cherry juice is what gives this potion it's colour and is one of the few foods that naturally contain the sleep hormone melatonin.

Colour us sleepy. 

Combined with creamy almond milk and honey or maple syrup, the tartness of the cherry juice is perfectly mellowed to become a luxurious before-bed drink.

Ashwagandha powder is an optional ingredient. It’s considered to be an adaptogen by herbalists, meaning it helps balance the body, normalize its processes and protect against stress.

Pink moon milk recipe

The most essential elements of this recipe are the tart cherry juice and nondairy milk (cow's milk is harder to digest, especially right before bed).

Recipe adapted from Heartbeet Kitchen

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 5 minutes | Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces almond milk 
  • 4 ounces unsweetened tart cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ashwagandha powder
  • Dried culinary rose petals

Directions:

  1. In a small pot over low heat, bring the almond milk and tart cherry juice to temperature, around 140 degrees F (just below scalding), around 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Remove it from heat, and whisk in honey and ashwagandha. To make it really frothy, pour the contents into the blender and blend on high for a few seconds until you get the desired texture, but that step is optional and can cool off your mixture. 
  3. Top with rose petals and drink warm.

And sip your way to dreamland.

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