This calming and anti-inflammatory golden milk latte is infused with chamomile flowers. An anti-stress bedtime tonic for better sleep that’s vegan and naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
Why should you make Turmeric and Chamomile Moon Milk?
- ANTI-INFLAMMATORY: Turmeric gained popularity in the west over the last decade because of its anti-inflammatory benefits. It may help reduce inflammation in the body which can improve chronic pain.
- ANTI-STRESS AND BETTER SLEEP: This drink will put you right to sleep! Maybe not literally but enjoy it as part of your relaxing night time routine if you’re looking to deal with stress in a healthy way!
- A COZY TREAT: Add as much sweetner as you prefer to really enjoy this tasty beverage if you want a sweet treat in the evening or instead of coffee!
- EASY TO MAKE: Simply heat all the ingredients together and strain into your favorite mug.
- CUSTOMIZABLE: Add other herbs and spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, oatstraw, and skullcap if you want to create your own herbal tonic. Reduce the sweetness or use another sweetener depending on your palate. And use your favorite plant milk as the base when you make this moon milk!
How to make this dreamy golden milk:
- Gather your ingredients
- Ground turmeric
- Black pepper, freshly cracked
- Dried chamomile flowers
- Pure maple syrup
- Your favorite plant milk
- Grab your equipment
- a small saucepan
- your favorite mug
- measuring spoons
- a fine mesh sieve
- Heat it up
- Place all ingredients into the saucepan on your stove.
- Turn the heat to medium-high.
- Turn it down just before it boils.
- Steep your tea
- Cover the pot with a lid.
- Steep for 10 minutes on low.
- Strain your tea
- Carefully pour the tea from the pot through a mesh sieve into your favorite mug.
What are the benefits of Turmeric Chamomile Moon Milk?
- Turmeric: A traditional drink in Indian culture is known as haldi doodh and it’s made with milk and turmeric and served to children and other family members as a soothing remedy for mild health complaints. Turmeric lattes became popular in the west over the last decade as we sought out the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric. Turmeric contains curcumin, a chemical that is thought to help reduce inflammation in the body.
- Chamomile: Similarly, chamomile is often used as a home remedy in the form of a tea. Chamomile is often used in various sleepy-time tea blends and other herbal blends because of its soothing and calming properties.
- Plant milk: If you don’t do dairy, this drink is perfect for you! Use your favorite plant milk or go for cow’s milk if that’s what you’re into. Creamier is better as far as I’m concerned, so I recommend soy or oat milk for this tea latte. Choose a fortified option if you want to get some extra vitamins and minerals in your diet, or make your own homemade blend if you’re feeling adventurous!
- Maple syrup: This is one of my favorite natural sweeteners due to its flavor mainly. Maple syrup contains minerals like calcium, magnesium, and manganeses. While all sugars may react the same in the body, I like to use maple syrup as opposed to refined sugar in recipes like this.
- Black Pepper: This ingredient is essential to activate the curcumin in the turmeric. It also adds a pleasant hint of heat and depth of flavor to this sweet and creamy moon milk.
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Turmeric and Chamomile Moon Milk
This calming and anti-inflammatory golden milk latte is infused with chamomile flowers for an anti-stress bedtime tonic for better sleep. This moon milk is an herbal variation of a traditional ayurvedic drink that’s vegan and naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
- 8 oz plant milk of choice
- 4 oz water or more plant milk
- 1 heaping tbsp dried chamomile flowers
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp maple syrup, or more to taste
- 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- Add all ingredients to a small saucepan on the stove
- Heat to just before a full boil, then turn the heat down to low and cover it.
- Steep covered on low heat for 10 minute.
- Strain through a fine sieve into a mug and enjoy!