When it comes to food, the more flavourful, the better and what makes it even tastier is when the flavour flav comes with benefits. Welcome to the power of spices. We’ve created a list of some must have spices you need in your pantry to help you grow and glow and some scrumptious recipes to go along with them. Whether you’re in the mood for salty or sweet, it’s never a bad idea to sprinkle in some self-love to keep your wellness journey moving along beautifully.

Here’s some of our favourite spices:



This one reminds us of all of the cozies and comes with some seriously impactful benefits. It contains anti-inflammatory heal plus antioxidants and antimicrobial properties to fight harmful agents, illnesses and diseases in the body.

Cinnamon Recipe:

Healthified Apple Crisp from Minimalist Baker

Healthified Apple Crisp

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We love it for it’s great taste and here’s why we love it even more. We said love since it’s great for protecting your heart to fight against potential diseases and improves your heart/ cardiovascular health.

Garlic Recipe:

Cilantro-Lime-Garlic Cashew Cream from Oh She Glows

Cilantro-Lime-Garlic Cashew Cream

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Known for it’s little bit of kick, ginger is an ideal spice for when you to speed up the healing of a cold and to combat nausea. It’s also an amazing natural way to beat heartburn by clearing your stomach quicker and reducing inflammation.

Ginger Recipe:

Vegan Gingerbread Trifle from hot for food

Vegan Gingerbread Trifle

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Bright just like it’s benefits, turmeric if filled with power. It’s well known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties that helps decrease pain that comes from inflammation in various parts of your body and helps soothe discomfort.

Turmeric Recipe:

Coconut Brown Rice from Living Lou

Coconut Brown Rice

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