This all-natural nightcap sure beats counting sheep.
What Is Moon Milk?
Haven’t heard of Moon Milk yet? This comforting all-natural bedtime drink is taking social media by storm. So what is it exactly? Moon Milk is one of the oldest natural remedies for sleepless nights. Basically, that classic glass of warm milk has gotten a holistic, Instagram-worthy makeover. Moon Milk is a glass of warm milk enhanced with herbs and coconut oil. For our recipe, we added CBD honey for additional anti-inflammatory and relaxation benefits.
Many Moon Milk recipes feature herbs like anti-inflammatory turmeric, immune-boosting cinnamon and cardamon, natural sleep aid nutmeg and calming black pepper. For color, some chefs add tart cherries, which contain a natural melatonin which helps promote sleep.
Health Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a spice and a medicinal herb. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Curcumin is such a powerful anti-inflammatory that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs, without the side effects! Turmeric also dramatically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body. Turmeric removes and neutralizes free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules with unpaired electrons. Free radicals react with important organic substances like fatty acids, proteins and even our DNA. Curcumin neutralizes dangerous free radicals and boosts our body’s own antioxidant enzymes. Researchers believe that curcumin lowers your risk of heart disease by improving the function of the lining of your blood vessels. Arthritis patients also respond very well to curcumin supplements and diets high in turmeric.
The Brothers Recipe
Our recipe for Brother’s CBD Moon Milk is laced with nourishing herbs, tummy-taming ginger, The Brother’s Apothecary Rosin Wild Honey. and Brothers CBD Coconut Oil Sticks. Wild Rosin Honey is handcrafted using full-spectrum Hemp Rosin and blended with sustainable, ethically harvested raw wildflower honey. One tablespoon contains about 20 mg. of CBD. Brothers CBD Coconut Oil Sticks are a delicious blend of coconut oil and CBD for a boost of healthy lipids. One stick contains approximately 10-13mg of CBD. To make this recipe vegan, simply substitute the whole cow’s milk for an unsweetened nut milk. Our recommendation is a blend of unsweetened coconut-almond milk.
How To Make It:
- 1 cup whole milk (or unsweetened nut milk such as coconut-almond milk)
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 2 pinches ground cardamom
- 1 pinch ground ginger
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- Dusting of freshly ground black pepper
- 1 Brothers Apothecary CBD Coconut Oil Stick
- 1 tsp Brothers Apothecary Wild Rosin Honey
- Bring milk to simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
- Whisk in spices, and season with black pepper to taste.
- Add coconut oil, reduce heat to low, and continue to cook until Moon Milk is warmed through (about 5-10 minutes).
- Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- Stir in Brothers Apothecary Wild Rosin Honey . (You want to avoid cooking the honey or you’ll destroy its healing goodness!).
- Pour Moon Milk into a mug, climb into bed, and drink warm. Sweet dreams!