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!
- 3/4 c sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 3-4 tbs of dried lavender
- Cashew milk or the milk of your choice
- Shuteye Chai from Ned
- Vanilla creamer
- 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.
- 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.
- Add 2 scoops of Shuteye Chai. Use the whisk to blend.
- Add 2-4 tbsp of lavender syrup, depending on your desired level of sweetness. Stir with spoon.
- In a separate glass, whisk vanilla creamer for 20 seconds or until 3x in size.
- 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.