Moon Milk is 2018’s Instagram food superstar

Moon Milk is seemingly everywhere this year – especially if you’re tapped into social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest, where color is key. Moon Milk is a concoction of warm milk and adaptogenic herbs and spices like turmeric or Ashwagandha, along with pretty add-ins like rose petals or colorful fruits. The drink is sleep-inducing thanks to the cow’s milk which contains melatonin and the amino acid tryptophan, making it a gentle alternative to sleep medications. Here’s a recipe from Bon Appétit Magazine:

1 cup whole milk or unsweetened nut milk (such as hemp, almond, or cashew)
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
¼ teaspoon ground ashwagandha (or another adaptogen, like shatavari or astralagus)
2 pinches of ground cardamom
Pinch of ground ginger (optional)
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil or ghee
1 teaspoon honey, preferably raw

Bring milk to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in cinnamon, turmeric, ashwagandha, cardamom, ginger, if using, and nutmeg; season with pepper. Whisk vigorously to incorporate any clumps. Add coconut oil, reduce heat to low, and continue to cook until warmed through, 5–10 minutes (the longer you go, the stronger the medicine). Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in honey (you want to avoid cooking honey or you’ll destroy its healing goodness). Pour into a mug, drink warm, and climb right into bed.