Let's talk about sleep. Sleep is a vital part of our health and wellness journey. It is critical for helping to recharge and regenerate our cells, and all the working parts that keep us kicking butt each day.
According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (health.gov), getting enough sleep can help you:
- Get sick less often
- Stay at a healthy weight
- Lower your risk for serious health problems, like diabetes and heart disease
- Reduce stress and improve your mood
- Think more clearly
Over the past few months, I’ve been working on my nighttime routine, so that I’m able to fall asleep easier and stay asleep longer. Say hello to my new nightcap : Pretty Green Moon Milk.
This dreamy sleep tonic which blends Viva La Vibe Pretty Green with plant mylk, is our take on the Ayurvedic nighttime drink - moon milk. Traditionally consumed as a pre-bed ritual to help aid in a good night's sleep, moon milks combine adaptogenic herbs (like moringa) to warm milk to help the body adapt to current emotional and physical stressors.
Did you know that moringa is one of the most amazing adaptogens on the planet. It is loaded with a unique combination of nutrients - including antioxidants, amino acids and vitamins - which are great for trouble sleeping and stress. Adaptogens can help bring calm in times of emotional strain, help soothe a racing mind in the middle of the night and give energy when we are tired.
Made with a blend of power greens, this beverage will become your go-to when you need to unwind. With only 2 ingredients, you'll love this simple recipe and its rich & cozy vibes.
Makes 2 Servings
• *Plant Milk : 2 cups
• Pretty Green : 2 TBSP
* Use your favourite milk (soy, hemp, cashews, almond, oat, coconut) - we used organic unsweetened soy milk
How to Make the Moon Milk :
In a saucepan, whisk milk over medium heat until it is hot, but not boiling - then turn off heat.
Add the Pretty Green and whisk vigorously until well combined.
Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy.