When we think of spices we generally think of the delicious flavours they bring to our meals. Ayurveda takes it one step further and harnesses the magic of spices to bring wellbeing and balance to the body, mind and spirit turning food into medicine. Ayurveda recognises three doshas that make up our constitution – Vata, Kapha and Pitta – each with their own distinct qualities, and aims to balance them to bring harmony and wellbeing (learn more about the Ayurvedic doshas and find out yours here)
In these cooler months Vata and Kapha doshas are more prevalent, and can be balanced with warming spices that increase the firey Pitta qualities. Digestion is the cornerstone of health and immunity in Ayurveda, and the quality of heat that the spices bring supports optimal digestion as it increases your agni – or digestive fire – aiding digestion and reducing gas and bloating.
Beyond that spices are being studied as potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and cancer fighting superfoods – so why not add them to your daily menu? Here is a simple way to bring the warming and wellness enhancing spices ginger, turmeric and cinnamon into your diet in a delicious, simple and nourishing way.
Ginger Kiss Latte
Making the Powder
¾ tsp Ginger Powder
⅛ tsp Cinnamon Powder
⅛ tsp Turmeric Powder
¾ C Ginger Powder
2 Tbsp Cinnamon Powder
2 Tbsp Turmeric Powder
Blend the spices together and store in an airtight container
Making Your Latte
1 tsp Ginger Kiss Latte powder
1 C your milk of choice
1 tsp your sweetener of choice (honey, maple syrup, rice malt syrup) or to taste
Place the spice powders into a milk frother with your milk and sweetener of choice and froth until ready. Alternatively if you don’t have a milk frother gently warm up milk on the stovetop to your desired temperature and stir through powder blend and sweetener.
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