For hundreds of years, warm milk has been considered a soothing bedtime sleep aid. This recipe for Lavender and Blue Bedtime Superfood Milk takes that tradition to a new level. By using lavender, this recipe increases the soothing quality of the milk. The blue spirulina provides the superfood qualities we are frequently looking for in maintaining a nutritious diet.
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One such anti-inflammatory superfood is spirulina. It’s high in nutrients such as, protein, B12, B6, Iron, and Copper. The primary active component is called phycocyanin. This is where spirulina derives it’s blue-green color. The phycocyanin is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. While this is a nature bases dietary supplement, you’ll want to discuss using it on an ongoing basis, with your physician.
Begin your milk by warming the milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon stick and lavender in a medium sauce pan. To simplify the steeping process, you can place the lavender in tea bags so it’s easy to remove from the milk. You can also use a cheesecloth to strain out the lavender.
Bring it up to a simmer. Do not over heat. Remove it from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Make sure it has cooled to a drinkable temperature before adding the phycocyanin. Overheating the spirulina will damage the phycocyanin, diminishing it’s health qualities.
Lavender and Blue Bedtime Superfood Milk is my go to during those time when the aches and pains are making a good nights sleep, a challenge. Not only is it a soothing beverage to sip, but it’s tasty. My kids say it tastes like cinnamon roll icing, but not as sweet. I’ll take that.
Lavender and Blue Bedtime Superfood MilkCourse: BeverageCuisine: Home RemediesDifficulty: Easy
This recipe for Lavender and Blue Bedtime Superfood Milk takes that tradition to a new level. By using lavender, this recipe increases the soothing quality of the milk. The blue spirulina provides the superfood qualities we are frequently looking for in maintaining a nutritious diet.
1 cup Milk
1/4 tsp. Phycocyanin, such as Blue Majik (I am not affiliate with nor am I a representative of e3live.)
1 Cinnamon Stick
1/2 tsp. Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 T. Culinary Lavender Flowers
- Combine the milk, cinnamon stick, vanilla, lavender flowers and maple syrup in medium sauce pan. Bring to a simmer.
- Once it simmers, remove the tea from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Remove the lavender tea bag or strain through cheesecloth.
- Stir in the Phycocyanin.
- Sip and enjoy.