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Fruit Smoothie

Categories: Heart and Small Intestine Fire, Large Intestine Fluid Vacuity, Liver Blood Vacuity

Fruit Smoothie

1 Banana (clears heat, cools blood)
1 cup raspberries (Nourishes LV blood)
1/2 cup Grape Juice (tonifies Qi and Blood)
1/4 cup pureed aduki bean (Relieves toxins)
5 large ice cubes

Puree all ingredients in blender and drink

Serves 2

Vegetable-Bean Medley

Categories: Legumes, Liver & Gall Bladder Damp Heat, Liver Blood Vacuity, Liver Qi Stagnation, Liver Yin Vacuity, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Vegetable-Bean Medley

Serving Size for 1 Person

Ingredients:
Black Beans -½ cup cooked
Aduki Beans -½ cup cooked
Quinoa- 1 cup
Carrots -½ cup
Celery -½ cup
Lime Juice -¼ cup
Grapes -½ cup

Cooking Instructions:

This is simple. All you do is mix the quinoa with 2 cups of water and cook the same way as the rice. Mix the steamed veggies along with the already cooked beans, and the grapes. Sprinkle desired amount of lime juice to give flavor to the food. The grapes will provide a sweet reward for every bite of bitter doused vegetables and protein filled beans. This dish is perfect for on-the-go lunches if prepared in a large amount.

This recipe is intended for someone with blood and yin xu leading to heat in the liver, or just a stagnant liver system due to a stagnation of blood which turns to heat and damaging the fluids.

Black Beans -Nourishes Kidney, Invigorates blood
Aduki Beans -Clears Heat and Damp, Invigorates blood
Quinoa- Tonifies Middle Jiao
Carrots -Strengthens Heart, Nourishes and Soothes Liver, Drains Damp
Celery -Subdues Liver Yang and wind, drains damp and transforms phlegm, calms shen
Lime Juice -Reduces liver excess
Grapes -Tonifies qi, blood, yin

Congee!!!

Categories: Diarrhea, Rice and Grains, Spleen Qi Vacuity

This evening I made a delicious yin-yang tonifying, damp draining congee, and just thought I’d share…

1/4 c aduki beans (dried)
1/4 c lian zi
1/4 c yi yi ren
1/4 c qian shi
tsp salt
-bring to a boil, then turn down to medium and simmer these ingredients 1 hour in large pot with lots water

add:
4 large dried shitake mushrooms, broken into pieces
1 c shan yao (diced if fresh) (or 4 pieces dried broken into pieces)
1/4 c wakame dried seaweed
2-inch piece sheng jiang (diced)
5 garlic cloves, diced
1/4 c rice
1 c sake
-add these ingredients (might need to add more water too) and bring to boil; turn down to medium heat and simmer 1 hour

add:
1/8 c gou qi zi
1/8 c bai zi ren
-cook half hour more

when cooked, turn off heat, and add:
1/2 c fresh cilantro (shredded)
1/8 c black sesame oil
1/8 c soy sauce, miso paste, or braggs liquid aminos