Chill out with moon milk


It’s the long weekend! Chill out and kick back with these moon milk recipes for a relaxing long weekend, brought to you by food writer Libby Kimber. Simply heat the ingredients over the stove and sink into your comfiest chair – long weekend plans, sorted!

This is an edited extract from Moon Milk by Gina Fontana, published by Hardie Grant Books, RRP $24.99, and is available in stores from 1 January 2020.

lavender moon milk in a mug

Lavender chamomile moon milk

  • 500ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp dried lavender buds (food-grade), plus extra to garnish (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp honey (or maple syrup, if vegan)
  • 1 chamomile tea bag
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Lavender and chamomile have been used for many years to help people snooze. The sedative effect is caused by apigenin, a nutrient that may reduce anxiety, leaving you feeling relaxed and sleepy – perfect for unwinding before bedtime.

The combination of lavender and chamomile also has digestive- and nervous-system-sedating properties, making this lavender chamomile moon milk the perfect after-dinner beverage.

Lavender chamomile tea has been a popular blend over the years, and this milk ups your tea game and ignites your senses using a flavour combination that is very much an old favourite.

Add your chamomile tea bag to the saucepan along with all the other ingredients. You can let your milk simmer a bit longer for a more potent chamomile flavour. You may also wish to strain your milk to remove the lavender buds prior to drinking.

Enjoy these moon milk recipes with a Banana raspberry nut loaf.

golden moon milk being poured into a mug

Golden moon milk

  • 500ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp raw cacao butter
  • Pinch of salt

With the combination of cardamom, turmeric, cinnamon and ginger, this boldly spiced recipe not only helps you sleep like a baby, but also combats any nasty bugs as you do so, making this a win-win night-time treat.

Heat a pot of this on the stove, slip into your comfiest PJs, put on some relaxing music and let this golden milk work its magic while you slumber.

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