Spice, Spice Baby
13 Mar

Spice, Spice Baby

Spices are a great way to add instant flavour to any recipe but did you know that they also have healing properties and health benefits?

Here are 4 Spices to help Spice up your Life!

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Sprinkle that stuff everywhere! Cinnamon is one of the tastiest and easiest spices to include in your daily diet… well, that’s what i think. Add it to your smoothies, cereals, herbal teas, desserts and dinners.

Cinnamon is a great blood sugar stabilizer and can be great to help reduce those unwanted cravings.

It’s anti-fungal properties make it a good preventative for fungal infections like candida and it is also a strong antibacterial spice helping keep our digestive tracts free of nasty bugs.

Looking for a sweet cinnamon treat? Try our Cinnamon & Lucuma Smoothie Recipe.

turmeric

Turmeric

This super spice is a kitchen favourite sprinkled over salads or added to your Raw Blend soups and curry dishes. It’s delicious and provides our bodies with a whole team of benefits.

Turmeric has detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties as well as antiviral, antiseptic and anti-fungal – the triple A threat. It’s perfect to reduce inflammation and ease those tired and sore muscles after a work-out.

Turmeric is also useful as a digestion aid thanks to it’s stimulation of the gallbladder which produces bile that helps digest fat. It is a charmer on your blood glucose levels and is one of the best foods to support a healthy liver!

To tune into the benefits of Turmeric why not try Claire’s Post Workout Turmeric Smoothie.

cumin

Cumin

This super spice is high in iron and is great for promoting energy and immunity while being a strong antioxidant.

Cumin also helps stimulate our digestive systems and can also be relieving if your suffering from a belly ache. With it’s fibre and anti-fungal properties it is also good for cleaning out our systems if you know what i mean?

High in antioxidants, particularly vitamin E, cumin is an anti-aging spice. Combine that with it’s natural antibacterial and anti-fungal nature and you have yourself a clear face with a healthy and youthful glow. Kudos Cumin!

Our Curried Butternut Pumpkin and Broccoli Soup will get you cozy with cumin as the weather starts to cool off.

NUTMEG

Nutmeg

Delicious is smoothies, soups and sauces this aromatic goodness has a whole heap of holistic health benefits.

Potassium, calcium, iron and manganese found in nutmeg all help to promote a healthy immune system. It is also used to promote a healthy digestive system – hello flat tummy!

Nutmeg has been used as a sleep-aid for those strung out souls in needs of a peaceful 40 winks and also contains antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

In holistic practices is is used to stimulate blood circulation and help treat kidney infections as well as protect the liver. Not bad nutmeg, not bad.

My Pumpkin Spice & All Things Nice Smoothie will have you nuts about Nutmeg in no time.

 How do you spice up your life?

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