This gluten-free & vegan Double Blue Peppermint Moon Milk makes for one soothing & delicious antioxidant-rich brew perfect for those stressful days and sleepless nights! This healthy Mint Blueberry Moon Milk is made doubly blue with the addition of blue butterfly pea flower powder!
Some of you may have caught on to my love of colorful beverages by now . . .
This Double Blue Peppermint Moon Milk is no exception! This delicious and vibrant brew was wholly inspired by my first voyage into Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder land (thank you, Suncore Foods!). Holy moly is this stuff amazing.
What is Moon Milk?
Read all about it in My Ultimate Guide to Moon Milk.
Just look at that beautiful color! And the best part? Blue Butterfly Pea Flowers (Clitoria ternatea) are packed with antioxidants, stress-relieving properties, and anti-inflammatory effects. What's not to love?
Throw in some cooling and calming peppermint, magnesium-rich (sleep promoting!) sunflower seeds, and vitamin c and antioxidant-rich blueberries and you have yourself one doubly blue brew that is wholly magical and delicious.
This Blue Moon Milk is:
Packed with healthy nutrient dense ingredients.
Soothing, calming, relaxing.
Creamy and satisfying.
Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, nut-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free.
Tips for making Blueberry Moon Milk:
In a pinch, dried or freeze-dried blueberries work well as a substitution.
The sunflower seeds can be omitted or replaced with any seeds of choice. Hemp or pumpkin seeds work well.
The peppermint extract can be replaced with a food-grade peppermint essential oil.
For a sugar-free version, this sugar-free sweetener works great at replacing maple syrup.
Alternatively, raw honey or coconut sugar can replace the maple syrup.
To Make Iced Blue Moon Milk:
Blend all ingredients PLUS the addition of maple syrup/sweetener of choice.
Do not heat. Simply strain, then pour over ice.
I truly hope you enjoy my take on this nighttime beverage with its roots in Ayurveda; and give the amazing Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder a spin yourself!
If you try this recipe please let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, share this post, use Pinterest's "tried it" feature, or take a photo, & tag me on Instagram and I'll share it! Thank you so much! <3
Double Blue Peppermint Moon Milk (Vegan & Gluten-Free)
- 2 cups almond or oat milk
- 1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon blue butterfly pea flower powder
- 1 teaspoon unrefined coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1/8 teaspoon pink himalayan or sea salt
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or liquid sweetener of choice
- optionally to garnish: fresh mint leaves
- To a blender add all of the above ingredients sans maple syrup and mint leaves.
- Blend until smooth and uniform.
- Optionally strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag. (I do not do this as I don’t mind any larger bits of berries or seeds settling in the bottom of my cup).
- Heat your moon milk mixture over low-medium heat on the stove-top.
- Stir in maple syrup or sweetener of choice. Whisk gently until foamy and heated throughout.
- Pour into mug(s) and optionally garnish with fresh mint leaves.
I love this recipe! I normally prefer a hot drink, but I like this one hot or cold. I used honey instead of the syrup and doubled the recipe so I can have it several nights. THANK YOU !
Kristen Wood says
I'm so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing. 🙂
Hi this recipe sounds delicious! I only have fresh pea flower tea what’s the best way to you use it in this recipe?
Kristen Wood says
Hi! Thank you! I would blend the ingredients, and then during the warming stage I would add 2 teaspoons of the tea, turn off the heat and let it steep a few minutes before serving. I hope this helps!
Michelle Stuper says
Hi. I would like to try this recipe. Could you please let me know the calorie count per serving? The recipe says over 1,000 but that doesn't make sense considering the ingredients. Thank you.
Kristen Wood says
Hi Michelle – thank you for catching that! I recently changed recipe cards, and obviously those calculations are wrong!
Here is the correct nutritional information:
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.1g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 18.7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 6%
Total Sugars 13.9g
Vitamin D 1mcg 7%
Calcium 316mg 24%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 264mg 6%
I hope this helps! ?