This Drink Will Help You Sleep Infinitely Better
And no, it’s not wine.
Published Feb 26, 2017 5:00 AM
When we met up with Laney Crowell of The Moment, she was wearing chic athleisure and sipping on a mysterious yellow beverage in the perfect earthenware mug. After sharing her pantry essentials, we convinced her to divulge the story behind—and the recipe for—Golden Mylk, as well. Here, she details her favorite before-bed beverage:
“When I can, I like to eat dinner around 5:30pm. It gives my body lots of time to digest, and I sleep much better. Before bed, I’m usually a little hungry and ready for a snack. That’s where my Golden Mylk recipe comes in. It’s a melody of flavors that’s unique and comforting, and it’s full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, so your body will double thank you. I’ve found that I sleep so much better with a mug of this before bed. Enjoy!”
-1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk, preferably homemade coconut milk or nut milk, like cashew or almond (or a mix of the two if you want to get fancy) – 1 cinnamon stick – 1 (1-inch) piece of turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric – 1 (1/2-inch) piece of ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced, or 1/4 teaspoon dried powdered ginger – 1 tablespoon honey or more to taste (Personally, I like it quite sweet so I use about 2 tablespoons.) – 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil – 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns – Ground cinnamon (for serving)
Pour the milk into a sauce pan. Add the cinnamon stick, turmeric, ginger, coconut oil, peppercorns, and 1 cup water. Bring to a low boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until flavors have melded, about 10 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, and remove the cinnamon stick, turmeric, ginger, and peppercorns. Transfer into a Vitamix, and blend on high. This will make the mylk light and frothy. Pour into mugs, and top with a dash of cinnamon.