Kapha Spice Blend: Balance out coldness

The Kapha spice blend is designed to stimulate digestion, warm the body and counterbalance the cool, heavy qualities of Kapha. Incorporating these spices into your meals throughout the week can support your body’s natural detoxification processes, boost metabolism and add a delicious flavour to your dishes. It is particularly beneficial in spring time, when Kapha qualities naturally tend to aggravate. Use it as often as you like to prepare your meals and drinks.

How to use the Kapha Spice Blend

There are many ways in which you can integrate the warming spice blend. It is especially beneficial in spring and during a Spring Detox – but honestly always when you feel a bit slow, heavy and tired.

Cooking with grains: Sprinkle about 1⁄2 to 1 teaspoon of the spice blend over cooking rice, quinoa or oats. Adjust to taste. The spices will not only add warmth and flavour but also support digestion.

Veggie dishes: Add 1 teaspoon (or to taste) of the blend to roasted or sautéed vegetables. This is particularly delightful with root vegetables and greens.

Soups and stews: Stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons of the spice blend into your soups and stews. Start with a smaller amount and adjust according to your preference.

Marinades: Use approximately 1 teaspoon of the spice blend per cup of marinade for tofu, tempeh or roasted chickpeas. Adjust as needed depending on the quantity and your taste preference.

Beverages: Stir a small pinch (about 1/4 teaspoon) of the spice blend into your tea or warm almond milk. This can be very soothing and warming, perfect for cooler days or mornings. You might want to sweeten your drink so the taste is not too strong.

Recipe for the Kapha Spice Blend

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tbsp oatmeal powder (scrubby texture)
  • 1/4 ripe apple (grated)
  • a splash of rose water if you have

METHOD

Simply mix the oatmeal powder (I usually just blend oats into a powder) and grated apple to form a paste. If needed, add filtered water or rose water to achieve the perfect consistency. Apply this nourishing blend to your clean face and let it sit for 20–25 minutes. This not only exfoliates but also hydrates and revitalises your skin – leaving it soft, clear, and balanced. Wash off with warm water and use a hydrating face cream after.

Looking for more inspiration?

Here is a recipe for a Vata Spice Blend and a Kitchari recipe.

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