Moon Milk is a traditional milk-based drink consumed at night to promote the onset and quality of a good night’s sleep.
A slow meander through a soft lavender field, surrounded in the fragrance and wonder of the dreamy purple expanse. The dimly lit sky, gently revealing its stars as they dance around the rising moon, beckoning you in the quiet to let go and unwind. The tender, warm sensation that fills your lungs as you gently breathe in the sweet familiar scent that eases your worries and calms your weary mind.
This is the dreamy feeling that a warm Lunar Latte provides with its aromatic sensations of calm, relaxation and peacefulness to send you off into a deep slumber. Naturally coloured like a soft lavender field, Lunar Latte is a blissful Moon Milk blend of vibrant purple carrot, medicinal Reishi mushroom, traditional Chinese herbs, and hypnotic floral botanicals to help you relax and drift off to sleep. Smooth vanilla tones combined with caramel notes of mesquite and a subtle hint of pink Himalayan crystal salt compliment the delicate bouquet to deliver a delicious, calming pre-bedtime indulgence.
Our combination of ancient adaptogenic herbs and superfoods ensure that Lunar Latte not only looks and tastes beautiful but has hypnotic benefits to ease restless minds and enhance sleep just like a traditional Ayurvedic Moon Milk.
Moon Milk is a traditional milk-based drink consumed at night to promote the onset and quality of a good night’s sleep. Moon Milk always contains adaptogens and aromatic spices or herbs (such as floral botanicals) that have calming and slightly sedative effects. Our Lunar Latte moon milk has combined the best of Western hypnotic botanicals, Ayurvedic adaptogens, traditional Chinese herbs, and wholesome superfoods to bring you the most irresistible and hypnotic herbal potion possible.
Western Hypnotic Botanicals
Lavender, Chamomile & Passionflower may remind you of your nanna’s front garden, but these beautiful botanicals have a long history as therapeutic herbs highly regarded by naturopaths as some of the most potent anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) and sedative herbs in the herbal repertoire. This is due to their aromatics and calming properties that settle an anxious mind and body to ease you into a restful slumber.
Ancient Ayurvedic Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is the most popular adaptogenic herb in Ayurvedic medicine due to its ability to help the body adapt to mental stress and prevent nervous exhaustion (or burn-out) from occurring. It is able to do this by helping to stop the body from automatically entering a panicked flight or fight response from emotional and mental stress. Ashwagandha has also been utilised in ancient Ayurvedic medicine as a traditional sedative and nervine tonic that will help to “tonify” the nervous system to help stop delayed sleep onset.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs
Reishi Mushroom has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and is recognised as the king of all tonic herbs. Tonic herbs are named so due to their ability to strengthen immunity and increase stress adaptation. Reishi mushroom elevates ‘Shen’ or spirit in Traditional Chinese Medicine to promote mental well-being and promote calmness that will assist in inducing sleep.
What makes Lunar Latte super delicious? Its delicate flavour profile & base is made up of superfoods such as New Zealand purple carrots, Peruvian mesquite powder, organic artichoke inulin and natural vanilla bean extract powder. Purple carrots provide the most beautiful purple pigment due to their naturally high anthocyanin content - these antioxidants are similar to those found in blackberries & blueberries but are present in even higher amounts in purple carrots. These anthocyanins are highly preserved through gentle refractance drying method to make Lunar Latte the beautiful natural colour that it is, and is also beneficial for fighting oxidative stress within the body.
The addition of Mesquite not only adds creamy caramel undertones to Lunar Latte but is also high in dietary fibre and many minerals such as Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium & Iron. Organic artichoke inulin helps to ensure proper digestion by acting as a prebiotic in the gut to feed beneficial gut microflora, and also adds a subtle sweetness.
Make your own dreamy Moon Milk sleep potion at home with 2 heaped teaspoons (6 g) of our Lunar Latte and some heated milk of choice (dairy, soy, almond or coconut), and you will be drifting off to the land of nod in no time. You can also add it to smoothie bowls and raw treats to turn them a delightful lavender hue as a pre-bedtime or wind down treat.
This delicious bowl of goodness is the perfect way to combine dessert with your evening wind-down Lunar Latte ritual. It will feel like you're eating an ice cream crumble, but this sweet treat is a far cry from the usual empty calorie dessert.
The ice-creamy base provides some protein and healthy fats with the almond milk, potassium and vitamin B6 from bananas, antioxidant polyphenols from the purple carrot in Lunar Latte, and adaptogenic herbs. The granola and buckwheat kernels will also provide a range of vitamins and minerals so you know you're nourishing and supporting your body whilst indulging and winding down after a long day.
There's also no reason you can't have this dreamy dessert for breakfast, or any other stage in the day!
2 frozen bananas
1 tbsp almond milk (add more or less for your preferred consistency)
1 tbsp nut butter
1/3 cup organic granola (store bought or a mix of nuts and seeds)
1 tbsp buckwheat kernels
Optional (but awesome): a few pieces of watermelon cut into cute shapes
2-3 tsp Lunar Latte
1. Mix together Lunar Latte and almond milk until the latte powder has dissolved into the milk.
2. Place frozen bananas in a high powered blender.
3. Pour over almond milk mixture.
4. Blend until it forms a creamy ice cream texture.
5. Pour into a bowl and add granola, buckwheat kernels, nut butter and watermelon.
Ever heard of beauty sleep? Yeah, it's important. A good nights sleep does a world of good, inside and out, so we've paired our Collagen Beauty and Lunar Latter to make a dreamy moon milk potion. Moon Milk has been used in Ayurvedic traditions as a remedy for sleeplessness, and with its beautiful adaptogenic herbs, Lunar Latte lends itself perfectly to this tradition, and the addition of Collagen Beauty amps ups the goodness.
250 ml Milk (of your choice)
Dried rose petals (optional)
1 tsp Lunar Latte
1 tsp The Wholefood Pantry Coconut Oil
1 tsp The Wholefood Pantry Maple Syrup (depending if you like it sweet)
1 serve Collagen Beauty
1. Place 1 cup of milk, Lunar Latte, Coconut Oil, Maple Syrup (if using) and vanilla bean in a saucepan and simmer until warm, whisking vigorously to infuse.
2. Pour your Moon Milk into a high powered blender along with a serve (2 scoops) of Collagen Beauty and whizz until beautiful and frothy.
3. Pour into your favourite cup, top with dried rose petals and enjoy.