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Do you ever have a hard time winding down at night? Or are you always craving a late night snack? I have fought both of those monsters with our special blend of nighttime milk! Super easy to make and super delicious! In fact, this is one of my girls favorite bedtime snacks, they call it creamy dreamy nighttime milk.
Super Food Sneak
Drinking a warm glass of milk before bed has been a staple passed down many generations. It has since been proven to actually help promote good sleep. While you could just drink warm milk, why not spice it up a bit? Maybe add in some extra protein? Really make this bedtime drink something special!
Late Night Snack
One of the biggest benefits of drinking nighttime milk, is it can totally replace late night snacking! By adding in some extra protein, it will make it a more hearty drink, one that will keep you feeling fuller. It is a perfect replacement if you are a late night snacker!
I also love to give this to my girls after dinner, but with enough time before bed they don’t have to get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. You know what I am saying! I know when the girls get their nighttime milk in they are good to go and not going to wake up hungry! The perfect bedtime snack!
Creamy Dreamy Nighttime Milk
- 1 mug your favorite milk
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or several dashes
- 1 dash cardamom
- 1 dash nutmeg
- 1 splash vanilla
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey sweeten to taste
- 1 small dash cayenne if you want a little heat
- 1-3 teaspoons nut butter optional- for extra protein/keep you full until morning
If your blender has a heat setting- toss all ingredients in your blender and blend until hot and smooth.
If you don't have a heat setting- heat up your milk in the microwave or stove, then blend it up with the rest of the ingredients until well combined.
***Be extremely careful blending while hot! Make sure there is a steam escape! If you don't have a blender that can handle hot- blend first then heat up. You may have to give it a quick stir after it is heated to mix it all together again.