The Nighttime Knockout Latte (Paleo / Vegan)

If you have trouble winding down at night or falling asleep, this recipe is going to CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Warning: only drink this at night!

If you listen to my podcast, I’m sure you already know two staple parts of my nightly routine – a dropper of Ned Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil under my tongue, and a cup of Four Sigmatic Reishi.

I started drinking Reishi about a year ago as my daily nightcap after learning how great it was for reducing stress and promoting restful sleep. Reishi is a functional mushroom that works with your body to naturally calm you down and help you zen out after a long day. My brain tends to run a million miles a minute, so winding down at night has always been a little tricky for me.

I immediately noticed a huge difference when I started drinking Reishi – I was so relaxed. It almost seemed too good to be true because it tastes so delicious! I’ve been a huge fan of Four Sigmatic for a long time, and I love that they make drinking functional mushrooms so easy to do. All you have to do is add an elixir pack to warm water, stir, and you’re good to go! Functional mushrooms can sometimes taste like dirt when you buy them from the store (just being honest), but Four Sigmatic elixirs taste delicious and earthy. (You can use my code “CRW” for 15% off any Four Sigmatic products!)

Four Sigmatic’s Reishi is definitely one of my all-time favorite products. It helps me calm down at night so that I can relax and get a good night’s sleep. I also like to drink some during the day if I’m feeling particularly amped up and need something to help me chill out!

Ned’s Full Spectrum Hemp Oil also became a part of my daily routine about a year ago now, and I truly cannot live without this stuff. Most people are familiar with CBD, but Ned isn’t just CBD. (They don’t call their product CBD because only pharmaceutical companies can legally use the term CBD. Any companies using CBD on their packaging are technically in violation of FDA regulations.) Ned’s full spectrum hemp oil contains cannabidiol (CBD) as well as the full range of other active cannabinoids like CBG, CBC, CBDa, and CBGa. It’s the full spectrum of phytocannabinoids working together, not just the CBD, that really offers true healing powers. (You can use my code “wellness” for 15% off any Ned products!)

What’s so great about full-spectrum hemp oil? Cannabinoids stimulate the endocannabinoid system, helping the body to maintain homeostasis. This affects all systems in the body and helps you “balance out,” so to speak. That’s why CBD has so many potential health benefits and uses. Cannabinoids can help with insomnia, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and a number of chronic conditions like epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. CBD is also an extremely effective anti-inflammatory and natural pain-reliever. It can even help to balance out hormones, and it’s a rich source of antioxidants.

Ned is the only full-spectrum hemp oil I use because it’s the highest quality out there and isn’t filled with any fillers – which means it actually works. The majority of CBD oils on the market don’t even contain the amount of CBD they claim (if any at all!), and most are cut with inflammatory oils and “natural flavors.” Ned’s Full Spectrum Hemp Oil just contains the CBD and non-GMO MCT oil, and they’ve been infused with love and gratitude.

I personally use Ned for a few reasons. What drew me to it first was anxiety relief and to help with my sleep, but later on I realized how helpful it was for reducing my inflammation and balancing out my hormones. I usually use the 750 mg bottle, but I recommend starting with 300 mg and working your way up. I use 1500 mg sometimes!

It didn’t take long to realize that Reishi and Ned together would be a powerhouse for nights when I really needed a great night’s sleep. Like I said, sometimes it’s hard for me to wind down after a go-go-go day, especially when I have a lot on my mind. Getting to sleep is a pretty common issue that my clients, friends, and family deal with as well, and taking a melatonin supplement is not the best way to go. It’s a much better option to use completely natural remedies that don’t mess with your natural hormone production.

I have to give a shoutout to my dear friend Addie Martanovic from Chickpea in the City for this recipe, because we always joke about how the best way to pass out in 5 minutes is to mix Four Sigmatic Reishi with Ned. It will knock you out, in the best way possible. (Don’t worry, you’ll make it to your bed.)

This is the perfect evening elixir if you have trouble relaxing at night or falling asleep, or if you’re looking for a delicious way to incorporate both of these products together! It only takes a minute to whip up, and it’s the perfecting soothing drink before a long night’s sleep.

This recipe is paleo, vegan, and sugar-free. You can replace the coconut milk with another nut milk, but I love the way the coconut milk adds a rich, creamy texture. If you want the ultimate drink to help knock you out naturally out so you can have the best sleep of your life, this is for you!

The Nighttime Knockout Latte (Paleo / Vegan)

Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1



  1. Heat coconut milk and water up in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Pour in the rest of the ingredients, and stir until well combined.
  3. When the drink reaches your desired temperature, pour into a mug and enjoy!

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