Saturday, October 4, 2014

5 Warming Spices for Fall and Winter

This week saw the fall foliage come out in all of it's glory.  The colors painted a vibrant landscape for all to see in New England, Connecticut specifically for me.

When I think of and see these beautiful colors I am reminded of the warming spices of Fall I love to provide the warm inner glow.

Today's post provides 5 spices that will warm your body and your soul with flavor and warmth. Another big plus is they help to keep your blood moving.

1.  Cinnamon derived from tree bark is wonderful on it's own or in a spice blend for tea, in smoothies and in fall desserts.  It is medicinal in that it assists with blood sugar levels.  Ceylon cinnamon is a higher grade of cinnamon and can be found online.  photo credit:

2.  Cardamon is either the whole seeds or the ground pods that contain the seeds from plants found in south east Asia in the ginger family. It has a strong flavor and aroma of mint and lemon.

3.  Ginger is a tuberous pungent root that is quite warming used in tea, juicing, smoothies, grated into desserts, salads and more.  Medicinally, ginger, along with our next spice, helps to rid your microbiome, the billions of beneficial bacteria's home in your stomach, of parasites.

4. Garlic enhances the flavor and is quite warming to your body as well in a large variety of recipes from Italian to Asai cooking, seafood dishes and this may surprise you in hot tea with ginger, honey and lemon.

5.  Nutmeg by itself or with cinnamon is our last warming spice on the list.  Nutmeg is ground from  the hard seed of the Nutmeg tree.  It's use is well known in fall pies, cider, egg nog, cookies and more recipes and to spike the flavor of dark leafy greens, tea and smoothies.

What is your favorite spice to feel cozy and warm during the cooler fall and colder winter months? Let us know which one and how you use it in the comments section found at the end of this post.  photo credit:

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In health and joy,

Barbara S. Greenhouse
I help ill career moms overcome degenerative diseases specifically diabetes and cancer

Certified Health Coach
Member, International Association for Health Coaches
Member, American Association of Drugless Practitioners

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Barbara Greenhouse shares her passions of Food, "Cooking", Cruelty-Free, Ahimsa, the Nutrition and Health Connection for optimal health, and the Sharing of suppressed Information for a healthy and informed world.  She guides her clients through their journey to live their deepest dreams, simply and holistically, with compassion and by incorporating some delicious live raw whole foods; fruits and vegetables.  She is currently authoring her first book, "Sacred You, The Delicious Journey"®  -  © copyright Refresh Your Life Now - 2014 Connecticut, USA

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Barbara Greenhouse shares her passions of  Food, "Cooking", Cruelty-Free, Ahimsa, the Nutrition Health Connection and the Sharing of suppressed Information for a healthy and informed world.  She teaches, guides and supports her clients along their journey to achieve their goals one step at a time, to live their dreams simply, holistically and with compassion.  

By recommending some delicious live raw whole foods vegetables and fruit, your progress to a healthier and happier life begins with reduced stress, less pain, weight loss, optimal health.  She is currently authoring her first book, "Sacred You, The Delicious Journey"®    © copyright refreshyourlifenow, - 2014 Connecticut, USA