Soothing Moon Milk to Send You to Lalaland

Pregnancy can tire you out, but ironically, its attendant symptoms can prevent you from sleeping—nausea, for one. Try out this preggie-safe Moon Milk to soothe digestive discomfort and relax you for slumber.

Soothing Moon Milk Lalaland

Warm milk is commonly used as a remedy for sleeplessness; add a fragrant blend of detoxing and tummy-calming spices, and you have a recipe for peace at last.


1 cup whole milk or unsweetened nut milk (such as hemp, almond, or cashew)

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground turmeric

2 pinches of ground cardamom

Pinch of ground ginger (optional)

Pinch of ground nutmeg

Freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil or ghee

1 teaspoon raw honey


Simmer milk of choice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in spices. Grind in black pepper to taste.  Continue to whisk until clumps dissolve. Add coconut oil, reduce heat, and stir for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat, leave to cool until just warm and spoon in honey (too hot a temperature will break down raw honey’s nutrition). Stir well. Enjoy.

Adapted from bonappetit.