Hot Chamomile Milk Recipe

Use this recipe, which the author calls an “unbeatable mum-hug,” to soothe you when you’re not feeling your best.

| September 2019


Whenever my sisters and I felt sick or low and needed soothing, my mum would make us a glass of hot milk and honey and it always came with an unbeatable mum-hug which would instantly ease whatever was ailing us. This drink is designed to achieve the same effect, with a few nutritional benefits. If you can’t find dried chamomile flowers, use 2 chamomile teabags or 2 tablespoons of loose chamomile tea.

Serves 2 


  • 400ml almond milk
  • 100ml filtered water
  • 1 tbsp dried chamomile flowers
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 tsp raw or manuka honey or bee pollen
  • 1 tbsp milled golden linseeds

Elevate it: 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1/2 tsp chaga powder, 1 tbsp tocotrienols


Set a saucepan over a medium heat and add the almond milk, water, chamomile flowers (or tea), vanilla, honey (if using bee pollen, add later) and any elevational extras. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes. Strain into a blender, add the linseeds and bee pollen, if using, and blend on a high speed for 30 seconds. Strain and serve hot.

Also from Well Being:

well-beingThere is no set formula to wellbeing. Our individual minds, moods, environments and circumstances all contribute to how we feel. In order to live well, we must take a holistic approach by exploring the connection between the body, mind and soul. When Danielle was struggling with low energy and stress, she began to search for ways in which food, movement and rituals could contribute to her physical and mental health. Well Being is divided into time-specific sections to take you through the day from morning to evening, with each section outlining suggested practices, rituals and recipes for specific feelings, moods and situations. With tips on food and mindful living, Danielle guides you through simple practices, such as breath regulation and yoga flow routines, and offers delicious recipes including Date, Orange, Almond & Honey Bircher; Sweet Potato Gratin and Chocolate Cookie Crunch Bars. There are even recipes for your home, from Palo Santo Atmosphere Spray to natural beauty products like Rose & Cucumber Wake Up Well Toning Mist and Mocha, Almond & Macadamia Body Scrub. This is a comprehensive handbook to guide you through everyday life with a little more serenity.

Reprinted with permission from Well Being: Recipes and Rituals to Realign the Body and Mind by Danielle Copperman and published by Kyle Books, 2018.

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