Get ready for bed with this Goodnight Moon Milk Recipe featuring Blue Majik and Reishi. This anti-inflammatory drink has the adaptogen reishi-known for helping de-stress and re-set sleep cycles.
- 1/2 teaspoon reishi powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Blue Majik
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of ground ginger
- dash of pink Himalayan salt
- 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon water, plus additional, if needed to blend paste
- 1 cup milk of choice (I use unsweetened oat or coconut milk)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- edible flowers, optional, for garnish
- Combine reishi, Blue Majik, cinnamon, ginger, and salt in a large mug. See Note below about the “dash” amounts – this should be just a touch. Stir. Add maple syrup and water and stir until the powders are dissolved, adding additional water as needed.
- Heat the milk in a small pot over low to medium low heat until warmed to your liking (I stop it just as it reaches a simmer). Alternatively, in a separate mug, you can heat the milk in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes.
- Pour milk into the mug with the paste mixture and stir to combine. Stir in vanilla extract.
- If using, place handheld frother towards the bottom of the mug (so it doesn’t splash around) and be sure your mug is much larger than the amount of liquid in there. This is because when you run the frother, the liquid can rise up to 2 inches (at least that’s what happens in my mug). Once you’re sure you won’t make a mess, turn the frother on and let it run for about 20-30 seconds, or until it’s frothed to your liking.
- If you want to garnish the moon milk, sprinkle a wee bit of Blue Majik on top and spread some dried, edible flowers around the top. See bottom of the blog post for this recipe for the edible flowers I used.
- If using a milk frother instead of a wand: Set aside about 1/4 cup of the milk (or however much would fit into the milk frother you use). Prepare the rest of the recipe following the directions. Put the 1/4 cup milk into your milk frother and froth according to your device instructions. Pour frothed milk into the drink at the end of step 4 (just before you garnish it) and stir gently to combine.
- Note: I use coconut milk from the carton, not the can. The can version is typically much more concentrated and would not be great (straight out of the can, at least) for drinking.
- Regarding the “dash” of cinnamon, ground ginger, and salt…while a dash is (I believe) 1/8 teaspoon by some measurements, my “dash” is like a flick or two of the spice bottle. Which is not really even measurable and would certainly be less than 1/8 teaspoon. Especially the salt!
- Be sure to play around with the spices in this to tailor it to your taste. For example, I found that I don’t like too much ginger, but a touch makes the moon milk taste a little special. Same with the cinnamon.