Have you been looking at your Instagram feed and noticed mugs filled with a pretty blueish purple or pink liquid? If so, this is probably moon milk, which is the super popular trend in the health community that actually has some amazing stress-reducing benefits. Keep reading to learn what moon milk is, how it is made, and even how to make it blue!
What is Moon Milk Made from?
Simply put: moon milk starts with a base of warmed up milk and then you various ingredients for added health benefits, and of course to turn the milk blue. There are several different recipes out there, but you want to use your preferred form of milk (including dairy-free options), with spices and oils. Some recipes use vanilla and essential oils, while others will use spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. It really depends on your tastes and preferences.
Moon milk often includes herbs as well, for boosted health benefits. Adaptogens are a popular addition, which can help reduce stress and boost your immune system.
What are the Health Benefits?
You are going to get the same health benefits that you get from the type of milk that is used, with additional benefits from the added ingredients. Here are some health benefits many people have reported:
Better sleep. One of the main reasons people drink moon milk in the evening is to help them sleep. It works wonders at helping you to relax and unwind for sleep.
Relaxing at night with reduced stress and anxiety. Anxiety, stress, and depression all tend to be worse at night because it’s when everything is quiet and you don’t have many distractions for your mind and your thoughts. If you need help relaxing, moon milk can be a major help.
Supplement important nutrients. It also gives you one last chance in the evening to increase your nutrients!
How Do You Make it Blue, Pink (or any color)?
And the biggest question of all – how is moon milk BLUE or PINK? There are a few ways people add the blue color to their moon milk, but one of the most popular ways is with butterfly pea powders or beetroot powders.
Not all moon milk is blue, but many people do like this color. Some are more of a pink or purple shade, depending on the ingredients you use. But with the butterfly pea powder, you are able to add the powder to your moon milk and give it a fun shade.