This Cherry Lavender Moon Milk recipe makes for one creamy, delicious, calming and beautiful sleepy-time beverage for those evenings when you could use a little extra support. With a healthy blend of oats, walnuts, spices, sweet-tart cherries, and plant-based milk, this warm and cozy drink easily creates a comforting sleepy-time remedy which is deeply rooted in Ayurveda.
Admittedly, this recipe is a bit fussy. The prep/cook time for this mind-blowingly velvety, heavenly elixir is nearly 30 minutes y'all! But, please keep reading because I promise it will be so worth it and you'll be thanking me later. Let me just say, I was skeptical when I came across this recipe. It reads more like a protein shake than a moon milk recipe, and after a teensy bit of tweaking, those extra, albeit interesting, ingredients really make this drink one of the most incredibly delicious recipes I've ever made. It's like the nectar of the Gods. I hope you give this a try and please let me know what you think!
Cherry Lavender Moon Milk
2 cups almond milk or other unsweetened nut milk (such as hemp or cashew)
1/8 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
1/4 cup sweet cherries fresh or frozen
2 tablespoons raw walnuts
1/2 teaspoon dried lavender buds
half an inch of fresh ground ginger, if possible (powdered ginger works great too)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon powdered Ashwagandha
dash of sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
1 tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon unrefined coconut oil, coconut butter, ghee or grass fed butter
Optional garnish: lavender buds, turmeric, sliced cherries
In a saucepan combine ingredients milk through salt. Heat moon milk on the stove-top over medium-low heat until frothy. Whisk in raw honey and coconut oil. Turn off heat. Place onto a trivet for about 20 minutes. Re-heat on the stove top and bring to a gentle simmer. Transfer to blender and blend simmered ingredients until well combined and relatively smooth. Optionally, strain through a nut milk bag, or cheesecloth. (I personally like to drink it as is and let everything settle onto the bottom of my cup as I drink.) Pour into mugs and enjoy with a friend! Pro-tip: Double or even triple this recipe and save for later. It makes an excellent iced drink too, just be sure to blitz in the blender or electric whisk before serving. Make an extra big batch for your family to enjoy while you spend some sacred intentional time in meditation or just to help everyone wind down after a long day. I can't wait to make a batch for my moon ceremony!
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