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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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Spinach and Mango Salad

Categories: Heart Disease, High blood pressure, Liver Fire Rising

Spinach and Mango Salad (Serves 4) 6 cups of spinach 4 celery stalks 2 mangoes 1 cup of sunflower seeds (optional: toast lightly) Wash spinach and celery thoroughly. Chop celery into small pieces. Cut mango into small-medium chunks. Toss ingredients together in a large bowl and serve. TCM Analysis: Spinach: cool, sweet, strengthens all organs, lubricates intestines, promotes urination, ventilates chest, quenches thirst, nourish blood Celery: cool, sweet, slightly bitter, tonify KI, stop bleeding, strengthen SP & ST, clear heat, lower blood pressure, promote diuresis, benefits blood Mango: neutral, sweet, […]

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Sweet Potato Pie

Categories: Cold in the Middle Jiao, Desserts, Qi Vacuity, Spleen Qi Vacuity, Vegetarian, Yin Vacuity

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe 2 sweet potatoes 1 cup frozen mango, thawed and chopped ½ cup honey or agave nectar ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 (8in) pie crust of your choice Directions: Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, bake the sweet potatoes for 20 to 30 minutes or until soft. Let cool. Peel potatoes until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down work bowl. Pour the filling into the pie crust. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top starts to brown. Serving Size: 8 TCM Patterns: Qi stagnation […]

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