Pink Pitaya Moon Milk
This pink frothy concoction is not your ordinary drink… besides being absolutely gorgeous and sending your taste buds to the heavens, moon milk is an ancient tradition in Ayurveda, natural healing practices, to help sleeplessness. Ever hear of drinking warm milk before bed to help you sleep? It stems from this ancient remedy, but people are giving this ancient moon milk a hip new twist by adding colorful superfoods and fragrant spices. So not only are we helping the occasional sleeplessness, but we are amping it up with natural spices to help boost our immune system. In other words – it rocks!
- 2 cups almond milk (to make your own, see recipe below)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pitaya powder/dragon fruit powder
- pinch nutmeg
- pinch cardamom
- rose petals (optional for serving)
Homemade Almond Milk
- 2 cups raw almonds
- 6 cups water (preferably filtered/purified)
- 6 dates
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 8 cups filtered/purified water
If you’re making your own almond milk, soak your almonds overnight in the 6 cups of water (I soak mine in the fridge). Proceed to directions below.
**NOTE: If making your own almond milk, you will need a nut milk bag.
In a small saucepan, heat 2 cups of almond milk on medium-high heat until it starts to turn frothy. Whisk in your other ingredients until dissolved. Garnish with dried rose petals if desired and serve!
HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK
Soak 2 cups of almonds in 6 cups of purified/filtered water overnight (I keep mine in the fridge)
Drain and rinse your almonds, then place them in a blender with dates, vanilla, salt, and 8 cups of water. Blend on high until the mixture is finely blended (about a minute)
Position your nut milk bag over a large bowl or pitcher and pour the nut milk puree into the bag
Twist and knead the bag gently, allowing for the filtered milk to collect until the pulp is dry
Refrigerate and serve chilled, or use in this moon milk recipe!