Here’s some good advice that bears repeating: Eat more spices.
Cinnamon is full of antioxidants and can help kick-start your circulatory system while also regulating your blood sugar. Turmeric keeps away inflammation and improves digestion, while ginger can soothe sore muscles.
The advice to get more spices into your diet sounds simple in theory, but it’s harder in practice. Just how much cinnamon can you sprinkle over your sweet potatoes or turmeric over your roasted veggies at any one time? Not to mention the fact that stirring a spoonful of a dried spice into a cup of hot tea results in a gloppy mix.
We have a simple fix: Supercharge your honey with a rainbow of mighty spices.
Try swirling cinnamon (or ground ginger or turmeric) into a small jar of local, raw honey and keeping the mixture on hand. Store the jar on the counter and it will be easy to reach for when you stumble into the kitchen for a morning cup of hot lemon water, tea or coffee. Your daily cinnamon dosage is as easy as scoop and stir.
The fun doesn’t stop with your mug: Try this revved-up honey dribbled over oatmeal, drizzled into a bowl of yogurt or spread onto a piece of sprouted toast.
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1 tablespoon dried cinnamon, turmeric or ginger
- Work the spice into the honey with a spoon until it forms a thick paste.
- For each cup of hot water, tea or coffee, place a small amount of the paste in the bottom of a mug. Pour hot liquid into the mug, and stir to dissolve the paste.