I often hear from new students one of the reasons they have started yoga is help them have better sleep. Everyone at some stage in their lives has problems sleeping. Whether it is falling asleep or staying asleep. So at my Yoga Retreat in Ballynatray back in April we made our guests a sleep tonic before bed!!
Besides it being very yummy and full of lots of healthy ingredients it contains an Ayurvedic powder called Ashwagandha which in Ayurveda is classified as rasayana – a rejuvenator, used to restore health and wellbeing and promote longevity. Ayurvedic medicine have used this powder for centuries to alleviate stress, anxiety and fatigue and to aid restful sleep.
After many request for this recipe hear you go!
1 cup & 2 tablespoon water
1 heaped tablespoons raw macadamia nuts
1 Medjool date or a teaspoon of raw manuka honey
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
2 pinches of nutmeg powder
2 pinches of clove powder
pinch of pink himalaya salt (or sea salt)
1/3 – 1/2 vanilla bean
1/2 teaspoon ashwagandha root powder
1. Add all the ingredients in a blender and whizz till smooth and creamy
2. Transfer to a pot and heat gently
3. To serve, add a sprinkle of cinnamon
Enjoy and sleep well!!
*Note :Ashwagandha pwder is a non expensive powder but can only be bought online. I bought mine on Amazon. I have a pack at home so any of my students would like to have a little to try out please let me know 🙂