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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 Champagne Sangria

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Liver Qi Stagnation

Watermelon Champagne Sangria Makes 6 servings. INGREDIENTS: 2 cups chopped seedless watermelon 1 seedless orange, peeled and broken into sections¨ 1 apple, wedged 1 Asian pear, wedged 1 cup seedless grapes, cut into halves 1 bottle dry champagne of choice DIRECTIONS: Toss the fruit together in a bowl or pitcher. Pour the champagne over and let sit for at least 2 hours or more. TCM analysis: Watermelon: Sweet, cold. ST, HT, UB. Clears heat toxin, quenches thirst, relieves irritability, promotes urination. Orange: Sweet, sour, cool. LV, LU, ST, UB. Clears […]

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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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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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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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WATERMELON AND SPINACH SALAD

Categories: Kidney & Urinary Bladder Qi Vacuity, Salad, Summerheat, Urinary Bladder Damp Heat, Vegan, Vegetarian

½  Watermelon 1 Bushel of Grapes 1 C Lotus Seeds (Soaked) 2 Carrots 1 Bag of Spinach   Soak the lotus seeds in water over night. Cut up the watermelon and grapes. Grate the carrots with a large handheld grater or use a vegetable peeler. Place all of the ingredients into a large bowl and stir it up. Serve for your friends or family when the sun is out, temperature is up, and you want to get your thirst on!   TCM Analysis Watermelon: Sweet, Cold; ST, HT, UB; Clears […]

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