Can Pink Moon Milk Help You Get A Good Night's Sleep?

Are you struggling with getting a good night's sleep? Do you feel like you've tried every remedy out there? Well, look no further. Pink moon milk is the newest trend on the block, and it contains the secret to getting a good night's sleep — without medicine.


Regular moon milk has been used therapeutically for thousands of years in Asian cultures, per Bustle. And, although the pink color of this new variation has a nice aesthetic, there's a good reason it's pink: tart cherry juice, which some studies have proven is beneficial in getting better sleep. More on that in a minute.

You may have heard of moon milk being a golden color, which is because of the addition of turmeric to the drink. Although very similar, pink moon milk has just a few minor changes that make the taste a lot different. And it could be the secret to finally getting some quality sleep.

What's in pink moon milk?

What's in pink moon milk that makes it so special? There are dietary modifications that can be made, but the basic recipe consists of almond milk, unsweetened tart cherry juice, honey or maple syrup, dried culinary rose petals, and the optional addition of ashwagandha powder, per Food & Wine. Ashwagandha is an herb that can be added to make you relax before going to sleep, although it's not necessary.


Making pink moon milk is easy. Per Food & Wine, set your stove on low heat, and warm 6 ounces almond milk and 4 ounces cherry juice to around 140 degrees, about five to 10 minutes. Once warm, remove from the stove, and add in 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup — whichever you prefer — and 1/2 teaspoon ashwagandha powder, if desired. If you want a frothy consistency, place the mixture in a blender and blend on high for a few seconds. Sprinkle rose petals on top and enjoy!

Benefits of pink moon milk

So, what are the benefits of drinking pink moon milk? According to Bustle, cherries are one of the few foods that naturally contain the hormone melatonin, which aids in sleep, makes you feel calmer, and helps reduce inflammation in the body when consumed in large amounts. Cherries also provide tryptophan, an essential amino acid that helps you sleep. 


The rose petals are mostly a finishing touch for aesthetic purposes, although they do contain healthy antioxidants. Meanwhile, almond milk is easier for most of us to digest than traditional dairy, so it ensures you won't wake up in the middle of the night with a stomach ache.

Having a poor sleep schedule can lead to a plethora of different health problems, including anxiety and depression. So get ahead of the game and give pink moon milk a try!