Lifestyle | December 27, 2022

Christina's Lavender Shuteye Chai Latte

By Billie Schaub
Christina's Lavender Shuteye Chai Latte

It's no secret that lavender has soothing effects, so why not pair it with Shuteye Chai for a nightcap that's just as flavorful as it is calming?

Friend of Ned, Christina, shares her favorite mocktail recipe, her bedtime ritual, and her special tip for getting great sleep!


  1. 3/4 c sugar
  2. 1 cup of water
  3. 3-4 tbs of dried lavender
  4. Cashew milk or the milk of your choice 
  5. Shuteye Chai from Ned 
  6. Vanilla creamer 



  1. To make lavender syrup, bring water, sugar and lavender to a simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove the pot from heat and let it cool for 15 min. 
  2. Strain into an air tight container. To make the chai:  -Heat 8 oz of the milk of your choice in the microwave for 1 min and 45 seconds.
  3. Add 2 scoops of Shuteye Chai. Use the whisk to blend.
  4. Add 2-4 tbsp of lavender syrup, depending on your desired level of sweetness. Stir with spoon. 
  5. In a separate glass, whisk vanilla creamer for 20 seconds or until 3x in size. 
  6. Top the chai latte off with the vanilla creamer. Garnish with dried lavender.


Get to Know the Recipe Creator

Ned: What is your name, occupation, and Instagram handle? 

Christina: My name is Christina Belarde, I am a registered dietitian who loves cooking and recipe creation! My Instagram is @chrissy_eats_.

Ned: What inspired you to start creating mocktails?

Christina: After learning more about the impacts alcohol has on our bodies I was inspired to start experimenting with alcohol-free drinks. 

Ned: What does holistic health mean to you?

Christina: To me, it means taking care of my physical, mental, nutritional, and social health.

Ned: What do you love about Shuteye Chai?

Christina: The nutrition content is amazing and low in sugar. And the aroma and taste help to relax you for bed!

Ned: What's your nightly Shuteye Chai recipe?

Christina: I blend it with warm cashew milk and add my lavender syrup and whisk it! So easy and delicious!

Ned: How does Shuteye Chai support your sleep? 

Christina: I feel much more relaxed when winding down for sleep and at peace when getting ready for bed.

Ned: What do you do with the sediment at the bottom of the mug? 

Christina: I add a little extra milk and whisk it again.

Ned: What is your favorite sleep tip?

Christina: I take my shuteye chai before bed, turn on my diffuser and use a rem sleep calculator to decide when to sleep and when to wake up.