A DIY spice blend that uses just 5 ingredients! Not only does it have health benefits, but it makes chicken, sautéed veggies and sweet potato fries taste amazing. A mixture of spicy cinnamon, cooling fennel, and earthy cumin, turmeric and coriander.
This is the first spice that we run out of—it’s safe to say it is our absolute favorite! Luckily, it only takes a couple minutes to make! So, gather your ingredients and mix it up because you’ll need it for our amazing Turkey Breakfast Butternut Bowl recipe!
You’ll love this spice blend’s…
sweet and spicy cinnamon,
cooling fennel and cardamon,
and earthy cumin and turmeric.
I discovered this spice blend when I was seeing a Ayurveda doctor at UCSF. Among other things, the doctor recommended adding these 5 spices to my diet to help with IBS symptoms. According to Ayurveda practice, this spice mix helps cool the fire within, or what they call, Pitta, which is one of the three energies in the body. (Pitta is associated with symptoms like IBS, inflammation, etc.). But besides these health benefits, it has added a new fall flavor to chicken, ground turkey and veggies. Just when you think you’ve cooked chicken every way, here’s another one for ya!
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is the traditional system of medicine originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. It’s based on the idea that you balance the body through diet, herbs, lifestyle, yoga and meditation. A more holistic and functional approach to modern medicine.
Take this quiz to find out which one of the three doshas, or energies, is strongest in you. When, what and how you eat is dependent on your dosha type, which can help boost your health.
How to Use the 5-Spice Blend
You can add it to any dish just like you would with curry powder. We like to buy high-quality, organic spices from Banyan Botanicals—comes highly recommended by Ayurveda doctors—but any high-quality ones will do. Use this blend on:
Sweet potato fries
Sautéed chard and veggie stir frys
Ground turkey—for tacos, patties, etc.
Curry chicken with cauliflower rice
… and more!