Ahh fall time – crisp weather, cozy sweaters and warm drinks. This Turmeric Chai Spice mix is perfect for adding to smoothies, shakes, baked goods, or sprinkling on top of cereal or oats to add that extra bit of fall time warmth. This special combination of spices is a natural health tonic that is a pantry essential for the fall; not only for it’s warmth and deliciousness, but also for it’s health boosting properties.
Turmeric is known for it’s incredible health-boosting properties due to bioactive compounds called curcuminoids. Among it’s many health benefits, the bioactive compound curcumin is anti-viral. Increase your turmeric intake to decrease your chance of catching a cold with the changing of the seasons.
This time of year there is an increase in mould spores due to the abundance of decomposing leaves. Increased mould spores bother those with allergies and asthma. Turmeric contains bioactive compounds that act as anti-histamines, reducing the allergic reaction. Curcumin also has decongestant effects which helps relieve the symptoms of both allergies and colds alike.
Turmeric Chai Spice Mix Recipe
1 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
Star anise pods for decoration
Combine all spices, mix well and store in an air tight container.
- Turmeric Chai Latte: Blend 1 tbsp* with 1 cup non-dairy milk; heat for a latte or pour over ice for cold drink, top with star anise and a sprinkle of cinnamon
- Matcha Chai Latte: Add 1 tsp* to matcha latte, blend well top with start anise and sprinkle of cinnamon
- Use 1-3 tsp* in smoothies, shakes or on top of cereals or oats
- Add to baked goods
- Get creative!* Note: depending on the freshness of the spices used the blend can be more or less potent. Use your discretion and test the mix by adding a small amount and tasting before you add more.* Tip: purchase your spices from an organic bulk food store in small amounts to ensure they stay fresh.
Last modified: September 15, 2017