Iced Blueberry Cardamom Moon Milk (Vegan)
This relaxing Blueberry Moon Milk is delicately spiced with cardamom and served over ice for a refreshing drink perfect for those warmer days and nights. And with the addition of the adaptogen ashwagandha, this Iced Moon Milk is filled to the brim with calming and stress-relieving properties, too!
Okay guys, this Iced Blue Moon Milk is SO delicious, I genuinely had trouble not slurping it down before photographing it.
The combination of blueberry and cardamom is positively heavenly, and with just the right touch of sweetness, the flavor is through-the-roof delicious. Throw in some ever-calming ashwagandha powder, and you have yourself one blissful and refreshing moon milk bursting with flavor and wonderful health benefits.
What are the Health Benefits of the Adaptogenic Ashwagandha Root?
It is a long-used Ayurvedic herb known for its healing, strengthening and life lengthening properties.
Major stress reducer by drastically lowering cortisol (the stress hormone) levels in the body.
Makes a great ally for anxiety, depression, adrenal fatigue, and insomnia.
It produces a state of ease, calm and relaxation and can help encourage a restful sleep.
It has been shown to greatly improve immunity and encourage white blood cell production.
It provides a gentle energy boost and improves endurance levels.
It has been shown to stabilize blood sugar levels.
It has been show to prevent brain degeneration and improve memory function.
+ MORE. I highly recommend you do your own research and discover for yourself how truly amazing ashwagandha is!
As you may have caught on by now, I am a major moon milk fan, but I wanted to create something that has all the wonderful soothing properties of moon milk, but with a refreshing twist for those warmer evenings or simply when you aren’t in the mood for a hot beverage. The result? Truly divine!
This Iced Moon Milk with Blueberries + Cardamom is:
Calming & cooling.
Relaxing and stress-relieving.
Slightly sweet, tart, floral.
Frothy, silky, and creamy.
Super quick and easy to make!
Packed with nutrients and beneficial health properties.
Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free.
Tips for making Iced Blueberry Cardamom Moon Milk:
You can use fresh or frozen blueberries for very similar results.
With the use of a good quality blender, I find straining the blueberries to be unnecessary. And even then, who wouldn’t mind a few blueberry bits? :-)
If you do not have cardamom pods, 1/4 teaspoon of ground cardamom can be used.
For a sugar-free iced moon milk, I recommend replacing the maple syrup with this sugar-free sweetener.
The ashwagandha can be omitted, and this moon milk will still be every bit as tasty! It just will not have all of the calming powers and health benefits. But still delicious (and good for you!).
This blueberry moon milk tastes great with any dairy or non-dairy milk of your choice. Though, I highly recommend coconut, almond and cashew!
Not a fan of iced drinks? For a warm blueberry cardamom moon milk, simply blend and then heat over medium-low heat until warmed throughout (And enjoy!).
You can store this moon milk in a lidded jar or container in the fridge for up to one week before serving over ice.
This is one of my all-time favorite recipes and I certainly hope you enjoy it as much as we do. As always, I welcome your feedback! Enjoy. xo.
Iced Blueberry Cardamom Moon Milk (Vegan)
Author: Kristen Wood | 5-17-2019
- prep time: 5 minutes
- cook time: 0 minutes
- total time: 5 minutes
**Yields: approx. 2 cups moon milk, 4 servings (amount of servings depends on how much ice is used in each glass, as well as the size of the glasses!)
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup (please 'tips' section in post for other options)
- 1 teaspoon ashwagandha root powder
- 2 cardamom pods, contents emptied (please see 'tips section above for more information)
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth and all is a beautiful purplish blue hue.
- Pour over ice.
- Serving: 1 glass over ice
- Fat: 1 gram
- Calories: 42
- Carbs: 7 grams
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NOTE: Please see 'Tips' above in the blog post for suitable substitutions, storage advice and more!