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Walnut Butter With Cinnamon, Cloves & Coriander

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How to Make Walnut Butter with Cinnamon, Cloves & Coriander

SERVINGS: 4
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

2 c
1 tbsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

1. Bake walnuts for 10 minutes/until fragrant.

2. Grind coriander seeds or use coriander powder.

3. Gently infuse ground spices in ghee over a low heat for 2-3 minutes.

4. Blend walnuts in high powered blender, gradually adding the infused oil until it reaches desired consistency.

WHAT IS WALNUT BUTTER WITH CINNAMON, CLOVES & CORIANDER?

Many varieties of nut butters will leave you feeling weighed down and heavy, but walnut butter is gaining popularity for its rich, strong flavor and warming effect. Combined with light and stimulating spices, this version will give you that satisfying feeling without weighing down digestion.

Brain Food

Walnuts look like brains for a reason! Their oily nature nourishes and calms the central nervous system, increasing brain function. This same oily goodness can help balance some emotional conditions of the mind including irritability, depression and stress due to the grounding effect the nervous tissue. Walnut's high omega 3 content makes it especially attractive for brain function.

Blended is Best

Walnuts are easier to digest when blended, particularly for those who struggle to process nuts. Spread some of this creamy, nutty goodness on fresh baked bread for a satisfying snack. If digestion is strong, blend partially to leave some nice crunchy texture variation and a rustic feel. Make sure to bake the walnuts before blending. This will help denaturalise the tannic acids which can irritate a sensitive stomach.

Warm Up

Spice things up by adding ground cinnamon, cloves and coriander. This combination strengthens digestion and balances the heaviness of the walnuts due to their light, clearing and stimulating nature. These spices will also improve vasodilation and add a diaphoretic element to the recipe, stimulating the flow of blood and improving peripheral circulation. A warming option to thaw out cold hands and feet!

AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Walnut Butter with Cinnamon, Cloves & Coriander Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Walnut Butter with Cinnamon, Cloves & Coriander' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.
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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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DIFFICULT

ABOUT DIFFICULT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Difficult refers to anything that is difficult to digest, or takes a long time to digest.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating Vata aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Crunchy

CRUNCHY

Makes an audible noise when you eat them. Can provide fun texture variation.

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Aromatic

AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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Acrid

ACRID

Acrid taste is a combination of bitter and pungent tastes. Example include radish, turnip, and coffee.

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Tissue (dhatu):
Fat

FAT

Fat tissue (Meda Dhatu) includes adipose tissue and sebum (skin oil).

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Walnut Butter with Cinnamon, Cloves & Coriander
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Warms Abdomen

WARMS-ABDOMEN

Warms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.

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Numbs Anasthetic

NUMBS-ANASTHETIC

Inhibits sensation in a particular area.

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Nerve Relaxant Grounding

NERVE-RELAXANT-GROUNDING

Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Builds Stamina

BUILDS-STAMINA

Promotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Warms Chest

WARMS-CHEST

Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.

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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

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Cardiac Stimulant

CARDIAC-STIMULANT

Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.

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Warms Head

WARMS-HEAD

An herb that increases sensations of heat and warmth in the head.

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Warms Ears

WARMS-EARS

Stimulates peripheral circulation to warm extremities, including the ears.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

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Constituents:
Tannins, Alpha Linolenic Acid, Fats, Melatonin, Essential Fatty Acids, Protein,
Phytates

PHYTATES

Phytates prevent absorption of nutrients. They are commonly found in all seeds, including nuts, grains, and beans. Sprouting greatly reduces phytate content, as well as long, slow cooking with vinegar.

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Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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, Omega 3 Fatty Acids,
Coumarin

COUMARIN

Moderately toxic, vascular tonic, hypotensive, and anti-inflammatory.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Walnut Butter with Cinnamon, Cloves & Coriander

Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen, Warms-head, Diuretic, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-ears

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen, Warms-head, Diuretic, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-ears

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Cloves

Cloves has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Numbs-anasthetic, Warms-ears, Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen, Warms-head, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Warms-chest

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-ears, Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen, Warms-head, Diuretic, Warms-chest

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Daikon Radish

Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-head, Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen

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Cinnamon

Cinnamon has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Diuretic, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Soothes-throat

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Shrimp

Shrimp has these Actions in Common

Satisfies-stomach, Builds-stamina, Warms-abdomen, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Warms-ears

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Celery Root

Celery Root has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Warms-chest, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Warms-abdomen

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Beef

Beef has these Actions in Common

Satisfies-stomach, Warms-ears, Warms-abdomen, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Warms-chest

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Lamb

Lamb has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Warms-abdomen, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Warms-ears, Satisfies-stomach

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Molasses

Molasses has these Actions in Common

Warms-abdomen, Warms-head, Warms-chest, Stimulates-energy, Warms-ears

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Walnut Butter with Cinnamon, Cloves & Coriander

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Warms-ears, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Warms-ears, Warms-head, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Warms-ears

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy

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Balarishta- Vitality Tonic

Balarishta- Vitality Tonic has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Warms-abdomen, Builds-stamina, Nerve-relaxant-grounding

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Regular exercise

Regular exercise has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Builds-stamina

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Damiana

Damiana has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Warms-abdomen

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Hot Shower

Hot Shower has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest, Warms-head

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Hot Bath

Hot Bath has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest, Warms-head

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Inhale Steam

Inhale Steam has these Actions in Common

Warms-chest, Warms-head, Diaphoretic, Soothes-throat

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Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Builds-stamina

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About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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