Lychee Sorbet with Mint

Categories: Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity

Lychee Sorbet with Mint
by Lizette Salazar

(makes about 1 quart of sorbet)

2 16-oz cans of lychees in syrup — one with the syrup and one drained

4-5 fresh mint leaves

Juice of half a lemon

1 tbsp of honey

In a food processor or blender, blend lychees with the syrup from just one can, mint, and lemon juice to a smooth consistency, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to an ice cream/sorbet maker and follow directions for making sorbet.

Lychees: Warm/Sweet, astringent. Nourishes blood, calms spirit, soothes LV, regulates qi

Lemon: cool, sour. Regenerates body fluids, harmonizes ST, regulates qi, quenches thirst, benefits LV.

Mint: Acrid, Aromatic, cool. LV qi stagnation, emotional instability, gynecological problems.

Honey: Neutral/ Sweet. Nourishes Yin, lubricates dryness, tonifies weakness, harmonizes, strengthens SP

Overall this recipe regulates LV qi stagnation and nourishes blood and yin. Due to its cold nature, the nourishing and cooling aspects are highlighted. But adding more mint and serving warmer would lean it towards more liver qi moving.