Now the weather has turned, adding a bit of spice to your life will not only provide some warmth, you’ll also benefit from the antibacterial, antioxidant and antiviral properties.
Increasing the amount of spice in your food and drink will help to dissipate any stagnant mucous, and reduce inflammation, as well as stoking your internal fire to combat lethargy.
I have loved chai tea since I travelled around India, though I’m not too keen on the powdered milk and refined sugar that is usually found in a traditional chai, plus I don’t always want caffeine, so I decided to make my own version.
And here it is;
(Makes one cup.)
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 cardamom pod
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- 1 pinch himalayan salt
- 1/2 teaspoon honey (or other sweetener)
- (addition extra 1 teaspoon of Maca powder)
- Milk or milk alternative (I use an oat drink)
Add all ingredients into a cup (excluding milk), then add boiled water, stir and leave for 2 mins so cardamom can infuse, then remove the cardamom pod, add milk and enjoy!