• Charlotte Hanington

Why you need to try Moon Milk this full moon

I always love seeing a full moon. Maybe it's the feeling of not being alone in the world, and how small we all really are in this rollercoaster we ride called life. Being drawn to the moon has also brought up a spiritual admiration to those that follow the moon in their daily routine or rituals. I wanted to take my research about gut health and the many benefits of a balanced gut into my aspirations and intentions for the new season. This leads me to Moon Milk.



The full moon on March 28th is, as some would call, a supermoon. Meaning it's the second moon to show in one month that's closer to the earth than other full moons that happen during the year. This specific full moon is called the 'worm moon'. This is the final moon of the winter, spring is on the horizon bringing new life and excitement. New opportunities are everywhere this time of year, hence the spirituality of 'worm moon'.



What is Moon Milk? Moon Milk is a soothing beverage going back to the tradition of the Ayurvedic. It is an ancient Vedic holistic health science with an emphasis on the mind-body connection. Moon milk can be a simple mix of milk and honey or more complex using a mix of spices, superfoods and fruit. There are many benefits to an evening routine that includes moon milk. Depending on the ingredients of your moon milk it can support your immune system and help balance hormones.


Common ingredients you can use in your moon milk:

- Non-Dairy Milk (use your favourite, I used oat milk for mine!)

- Adaptogens (Ashwagandha or Spirulina)

- Sweetener of your choice (I left this out of mine but consider maple syrup, raw honey or agave)

- Herbs or dried flowers

-Spices (Tumeric, cinnamon, nutmeg)

-Healthy Fats (coconut oil)


Warm milk before bed can help you get a good night's sleep, just like when you were a kid. Moon Milk is the adult version and feels almost like mixing potions.



Golden Tumeric and Pumpkin

- 1/2 cup of milk of your choice

- 1 tablespoon of Tumeric

- 1/2 tablespoon of Tumeric Latte Mix

- 1/2 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice

- 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon


Mix ingredients together and heat in a pot until warm and fully mixed. Pour the warm moon milk mix into a blender or a frother. Pour into a cup and enjoy.


This recipe actually surprised me with taste. I was expecting to not enjoy it too much but I actually loved it. It was a warm drink of fall and sweetness. Tumeric is also very good for digestion, so extra bonus for me!



Coconut Matcha Moon Milk

- 1/2 cup of your choice of milk

- 1 tablespoon of matcha latte mix

- 1/4 tablespoon of coconut oil

- Coconut sprinkles (optional)


Mix ingredients together and heat in a pot until warm and fully mixed. Pour the warm moon milk mix into blender or frother. Pour into a cup and enjoy.


I'm not a matcha drinker, to begin with, and I also don't love the taste of coconut so this recipe was stacked against my opinions. However, it was a very soft warm taste. The coconut added a nice refreshing aftertaste. I would try this again with another flavour of matcha.



Spirulina Moon Milk

- 1/2 cup of your choice of milk

- 1 tablespoon of spirulina

- 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon

- 1/2 tablespoon of allspice

- Lavender buds to sprinkle on top (optional)


Mix ingredients together and heat in a pot until warm and fully mixed. Pour the warm moon milk mix into a blender or frother. Pour into a cup and enjoy.


I'll be honest here, I really made this one up. I was hoping the spirulina would be more blue than green and I wasn't really sure what theme I was looking for. This one was the worst one by the taste for sure. Spirulina is a very earthy acquired taste. I would try again to get a softer taste or overpower it with another yummy flavour.



Let me know if you try a moon milk mix, I'd love to hear what flavours you enjoy. I think ill be playing around with the Tumeric blend for my evening routine. Pair it with a facemask and a good book and this season of new beginnings will be beautiful.


Thank you so much for reading!







Read more about the full moon here:

Full Worm Moon- March

Worm Moon 2021


Read more about moon milk:

Moon Milk Recipes




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