Every now and then I go through a phase of not being able to get to sleep or waking up in the night and not being able to drop back off. I’ve recently come up with this hot milk recipe which really helps me to relax and send me off – mainly because of the very clever ingredients within….
Turmeric is known for many health benefits, it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory and has antioxidant properties helping your body to repair itself as you snooze. Nutmeg helps insomnia and vanilla soothes anxiety. Finally, honey promotes relaxation, raising our insulin slightly to release tryptophan which makes us sleepy.
- Cup of milk (nut milk, coconut or cows milk)
- Pinch of turmeric
- Pinch of fresh grated nutmeg
- ½ tsp honey
- ½ tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
Add everything except the milk into a sauce pan and add a little milk to make a paste then add the rest of the milk and heat through and serve.