Ayurvedic Spiced Coffee Recipe
Since I went to Sri Lanka earlier this year, my usual spiced up coffee is even better with the new Ayurvedic mix I blend with the potent organic spices brought during our stay in Sri Lanka.
In Ayurveda, spices have a direct impact on our health. Thus the recipes link to healing properties and is a great way to start learning about this holistic healing . A practice that started in Indo more than 3000 years ago.
Same as scents, herbs and spices have an effect on us. If they are smelt or ingested, their properties have been used in alternative medicine and for longer even in Ayurvedic healing practices, infused in oil.
Here are just a few found in Sri Lankan cooking and can easily be used in other culinary recipes such as coffee, to add flavour as well as their magic healing:
Cinnamon – Cinnamon increases blood flow
Cloves – has Anti inflammatory properties
Nutmeg – works Anti-bacterial
Black Pepper – is good for the Stomach & Skin Health
Two simple recipes to try
In your drip or coffee press, add a whole cardamon seed, 2-3 pcs dried organic mandarin peels (I use the ones from the previous Winter which I dry and preserve in an airtight glass jar), 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 2 whole clovers.
In the spice mixer mix black pepper, any other pepper you like (I found some tasty ones in Sri Lanka), clover, cinnamon sticks, cardamon, dried orange peel…Keep in an airtight jar ready for use. Usually one teaspoon is enough for a pot of 4 cups of coffee.
This makes your whole #coffeefirst experience a lot more interesting.