Sweet Dream Tonic

Sleep is my best health tonic. Warm creamy drinks before bedtime set me up for a good night’s sleep. As winter sets in with a week of wet, cold and cosy weather, this sleep and stress tonic from Ascension Kitchen is the perfect nourishing tonic. 

The main herbal ingredient is the Ayurvedic herb Ashwagandha, a rejuvenator and stress adaptogen. It’s bitter and astringent, sweet and warm energetic qualities make it helpful for reducing VATA and KAPHA imbalances of the nervous system –  stress, anxiety, sleep disturbances.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 heaped tablespoons raw macadamia nuts
  • A teaspoon of raw Manuka honey or pinch of monkfruit
  • ¼ – ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 2 pinches of nutmeg powder
  • 2 pinches of cardamon powder
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1/3 – ½ vanilla bean or 3 drops of vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon ashwagandha root powder equivalent to 1g available from health food shop

Add all ingredients in a blender and whizz till smooth and creamy. Transfer to a pot and heat gently. To serve, add grated nutmeg, rose petals and a hazelnut bliss ball and double the recipe for two!

Enjoy x

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