Ashwagandha Sleep Tonic
I Ilana Friedman

Ashwagandha Sleep Tonic

Apr 12, 2021

An old traditional Ayurvedic remedy for anxiety, stress and insomnia - ashwagandha with warmed nut milk and spices. Enjoy before bed to help you unwind and promote restful sleep.

Recent clinical research has shown that ashwagandha plays a role in treating stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. It has also been studied for its cognitive enhancing, neuroprotective, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, immune-modulating, anti-cancer, cardio-protective, and thyroid modulating effects.


  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 heaped tablespoons raw macadamia nuts
  • 1 Medjool date or a teaspoon of raw Manuka honey
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 2 pinches of nutmeg powder
  • 2 pinches of clove powder
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1/3 – ½ vanilla bean
  • 1 teaspoon ashwagandha root powder equivalent to 1g


  1. Add all ingredients (even the vanilla bean – no need to scrape the seeds out) in a blender and whisk till smooth and creamy. Transfer to a pot and heat gently.
  2. To serve, add a sprinkle of cinnamon powder.

Best enjoyed an hour or so before bed!

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