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Tropical Smoothie

Categories: Large Intestine Damp Heat, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Stomach Fire, Summerheat

Fire Tropical Smoothie Servings: 1 large or 2 small Prelude: Enjoy the tastes of the tropics with a thick, rich and healthy smoothie. It’s packed with fruits so make sure to pick seasonal varieties – they’re higher in vital nutrients and they taste so much better. However, if it’s the dead of winter, frozen fruits will get the job done too. Ingredients: ½ cup pineapple (chilled or frozen) – clears heat and promotes fluids ½ cup mango (chilled or frozen) – ½ cup watermelon (chilled or frozen) – relieves irritability […]

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Watermelon Mint Granite

Categories: Summerheat, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat

Watermelon Mint Granite 10 cups of chopped watermelon (Cold, Sweet – clears heat) Juice from ½ lemon (Sour, Tonifies Lungs, moderates LV – Helps stop excessive sweating) 4 leaves of mint (Cool, acrid – Vents the exterior) 1T agave syrup (protects spleen) Put watermelon and mint in a blender and puree. Add lemon juice and agave syrup to taste and blend thoroughly. Pour in glass baking dish and freeze. Stir occasionally as ice starts to form. Serves 8

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Green Tea and Lychee Smoothie

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Shen Calming, Summerheat

Green Tea and Lychee Smoothie by Kylie Roach 2 C. filtered water 3 green tea bags ½ can of Lychees in syrup (about 8 lychees and their juice) Make the tea: Boil 2 cups of water and add the 3 tea bags. Steep for 5 minutes. Let tea cool slightly then pour into an ice cube tray (fills about 1 tray). Freeze the green tea cubes. Soak the bottom of the ice cube tray in warm water for a few seconds when ready to make the smoothie. In a blender […]

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Papaya and Blueberry Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing

Categories: Liver Qi Stagnation, Stomach Fire, Stomach Yin Vacuity, Summerheat

Papaya and Blueberry Salad With Ginger-Lime Dressing Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Published: January 27, 2010 Though blueberries aren’t a tropical fruit, they go well with bright yellow or orange fruits from warm places. Papaya is high in potassium and contains enzymes that help break down proteins. 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tablespoon mild honey 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger 2 ripe papayas, peeled, seeded, and diced 1 cup blueberries 1 tablespoon slivered fresh mint leaves, plus mint sprigs for garnish […]

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Watermelon Soup

Categories: Dryness, Fluid Vacuity, Gluten-free, Soup, Summerheat, Vegetarian

Watermelon Soup Recipe Ingredients 4 cups seeded watermelon cubes 1/3 cup pomegranate juice 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon honey (optional) 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt Preparation Process first 5 ingredients and honey, if desired, in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Cover and chill 1 hour. Serve in individual bowls with a dollop of yogurt. Serving Size: 1 Cup/4 servings per recipe by Nanci Bankier Watermelon soup could be used to […]

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Light-n-Lively Starfruit Juice

Categories: Beverages, Damp in Lower Jiao, Gluten-free, Heat, Raw, Stomach Fire, Summerheat, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Light-n-Lively Starfruit Juice for after a tough day in the garden, or as an anecdote to too much Mexican and Margaritas. To make a pitcher : 5 large stalks of Celery (cleaned, but don’t need to be trimmed) 4 Starfruit (Carambola) 3 cups of Grapes (cleaned with skins and seeds) 1 Lime (If possible, use mature, dark green limes that are kept at room temperature and rolled around on a hard surface before juicing. This will give you the most amount of juice and the best quality.) And a few […]

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Barley tea

Categories: Beverages, Japanese, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Mugicha (Barley Tea) Made of whole grains of roasted barley, mugicha is drunk cold in the summer and after strenuous workouts. Add ½ – 1 cup mugicha to 8 ¾ cups of boiling water. Bring back to a boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes. Strain discarding the barley, transfer the mugicha to a pitcher and chill. Mugicha is also available in teabags. TCM ANALYSIS Barley and Barley Tea: sweet sl. salty cool SP ST UB Actions: strengthens SP and ST; supplements qi; leaches damp and promotes urination. Indications: bloating, […]

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Pork Jiao Zi Dumplings

Categories: Appetizers, Asian, Dryness Invading the Lungs, Large Intestine Dryness, Pork, Summerheat

Chinese Dumplings 1 large or 2 small zucchini, diced 8 oz. mushrooms, diced 1 green onion, cut fine, include the tops (leeks) 1-2 tsp grated ginger toasted sesame oil ½ pound ground pork Salt & pepper to taste Wonton wrappers Dipping Sauce Tamari White Rice Vinegar Toasted Sesame Oil Minced Garlic (to taste) In a pan, brown ground pork in small amount of sesame oil and a little salt and pepper. Add zucchini, mushrooms and ginger. Cook until veggies have expressed water but are not mushy. Remove excess water. Add […]

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Avocado and Mushroom Salad

Categories: Heat, Large Intestine Dryness, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Raw, Salad, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Avocado and Mushroom Salad Ingredients 2 small firm, ripe avocados 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley 1/3 pound mushrooms, thinly sliced Salt to taste Preparation Peel the avocados, and cut them in half. Remove and discard the pit. Cut the avocados into 1 1/2-inch lengths. Thoroughly blend the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, garlic and parsley with a wire whisk in a salad bowl. Add the mushrooms, avocado and […]

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Watermelon Salsa

Categories: Raw, Side Dishes, Summerheat, Vegan, Vegetarian

Watermelon Salsa Ingredients * 3 cups finely diced seedless watermelon, (about 2 1/4 pounds with the rind) (see Tip) * 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (see Ingredient note) * 1/3 cup chopped cilantro, (about 1/2 bunch) * 1/4 cup lime juice * 1/4 cup minced red onion, (about 1/2 small) * 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste Preparation 1. Place watermelon, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice and onion in a medium bowl; stir well to combine. Season with salt. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Analysis – This recipe is […]

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