All of our recipes are carefully designed with a purpose in mind. We pair nutrient dense fruit and vegetable juice to create powerful and righteous blends. We love incorporating spices into our drinks to give them a little kick and provide you with the additional healing benefits. Spices are a simple, affordable and delicious way to give your body an extra boost and promote overall optimal wellness. You can use spices in your cooking to transform ordinary dishes into healthy gourmet meals.
Our Bonfire Cider, a raw immunity boosting cider, is a fall favorite and has three of our favorite spices: cayenne, turmeric and cinnamon.
Heat things up with a touch of cayenne pepper. The substance capsaicin gives cayenne its spiciness, as well as all its amazing health benefits. Cayenne pepper is an anti-inflammatory agent helping to relieve aches and pains. It is known to rev up your metabolism. Sprinkling a little cayenne on your food can help your body digest food faster, helping you burn more fat. Cayenne pepper can increase circulation, promoting a healthy heart. It can also stimulate the lymphatic system, helping your body detox more efficiently.
Sprinkle cayenne over your eggs. Sautée it with bitter greens like kale and watercress. Add a dash to hot cocoa for a spicy decadent treat, or try our Wild Child for the ultimate reset for your system.
Turmeric is a powerful spice that has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries. Curcumin is a medicinal compound that gives turmeric its bright yellow pigmentation. This active ingredient is also what makes turmeric an anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent. It is full of antioxidants, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and zinc. It can aid in digestion, helping with weight management. It can increase the production of enzymes that neutralize free radicals and improve liver detoxification.
Add turmeric to soups for a savory exotic twist. Roast it over nuts or sunflower seeds for a crunchy snack or crouton alternative. Add zest to homemade salad dressings and marinades. Our Liquid Sunshine is full of turmeric as well as other immunity boosting ingredients. Check out our blog for a list of more creative and delicious ways to spice up your diet with turmeric.
Cinnamon is wonderful spice you can use to sweeten food without adding sugar. It doesn’t just sweeten your food but provides a variety of health benefits. It can lower your blood sugar, LDL which is your bad cholesterol, as well as triglycerides. It can increase circulation. It is an anti-inflammatory agent, helping to ease muscle and joint pain, as well as stiffness. It has been known to boost cognitive function and memory. It can also reduce cravings, as well as provide you with natural and sustainable energy.
Sprinkle cinnamon over oatmeal. Use it as a healthy sweetener for your coffee or tea. Roast apples or pears with cinnamon and honey for a delicious fall treat. Add it to a lentil or black bean soup for a sweet and savory combination or try our Mad Mylk for a satisfying protein boost.
There are many more amazing spices to incorporate into your diet: cumin, coriander, curry and ginger, to name a few. Start building up a killer spice rack by buying one every time you’re at the grocery store. They last you a long time and really up the ante, health and taste wise, on any food you’re preparing.