By: Grace Gavilanes
There’s a new drink that’s taking over Instagram feeds and bedtime routines. Say hello to moon milk, a double-tap-worthy beverage that every wellness enthusiast seems to be trying out and showing off. And now with the launch of the new Vital Proteins x Poosh collab, Pink Moon Milk Collagen Latte, the drink is now available for everyone to try on shop.poosh.com. For international orders, visit vitalproteins.com.
But first, let’s talk: what is moon milk and why should you start drinking it?
Deemed the prettiest way to relax and unwind, moon milk is made up of milk (coconut milk, almond milk, whole milk – the choice is yours!), spices like antioxidant-rich cinnamon or turmeric, and adaptogens, which are nutrient-dense herbal supplements.
One of the most popular adaptogens currently – i.e. the one you might be seeing pop up a lot more on social media — is ashwagandha. Derived from the root or leaves of the ashwagandha plant, this adaptogen helps to reduce stress and promote a calming energy in users.
While moon milk has only recently found a home on influencers' Instagram accounts, drinking a warm cup of milk with spices is a common act overseas. Enjoying a cup of moon milk links back to a centuries-old medicinal tradition called Ayurveda, which began in India.
The combination of the ingredients found in moon milk boasts a range of benefits, from helping to better manage stress levels thanks to ashwagandha, to aiding in sleep due to the warmth of the beverage itself. This is exactly why moon milk is usually taken right before bed.
Moon milk even has the stamp of approval from Jenn Randazzo, Vital Proteins’ Director of Education. "It can be a great option for anyone seeking a delicious, creamy beverage made with functional ingredients that help support deep and restful sleep," says Randazzo, MS, RD, CLT.
Pick only the best moon milk by looking for an option that contains additional functional ingredients like snooze-inducing melatonin andmagnesium, and ingestible collagen, which helps to promote stronger hair, skin, nails, and joints. Luckily, a product that combines all three of these standout ingredients with moon milkdoes exist. IntroducingPink Moon Milk Collagen Latte, Vital Proteins x Poosh’s new collaboration. Here is how to make it: Add one to two scoops of the all-in-one product into your favorite milk, blend with a spoon or frother, and sip your way to a more restful night’s sleep. Sweet, sweet dreams!