Cream of Wheat with Apples and Mulberries

Categories: Heart Qi Vacuity, Large Intestine Qi Stagnation, Lung Qi Vacuity, Shen Calming, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Cream of Wheat with Apples and Mulberries

Serves 2

1 apple chopped
¼ cup mulberries
2 cups water
2 cups milk (the more fat in the milk, the creamier it will be)
1/2 teaspoon salt
honey (to taste)
1 cup cream of wheat (also known as farina)
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted (good to sprinkle on top) (optional)

In a saucepan, combine 2 cups water with milk and salt; bring to a boil.

Gradually whisk in cream of wheat, and continue to whisk constantly until the mixture thickens (this will take about 4 minutes).

Stir honey, mulberries and chopped apple into the cereal and mix to combine.

Divide into serving bowls and top with sliced banana and toasted almonds if desired.

Wheat — sweet, sl. Cold; SP, HT, KD — supplements qi, nourishes HT, calms shen, reduces thirst.

Apple — cool, sweet, sl sour; SP, ST, HT, LU; strengthen HT, tonifies qi, quenches thirst, promotes body fluids, lubricates LU, resolves mucus; treats dry throat, dehydration, indigestion, hypertension, constipation, chronic diarrhea, cough.

Mulberry — sl cold, sweet; HT, LV, KD; quenches thirst, nourishes xue, lubricates LU, calms shen, detoxifies, tonifies KD, relieves constipation, promotes diuresis; treats thirst, irritability, dry mouth, diabetes, enemia, back pain due to KD xu, weakness, alcohol intoxication, lymph node enlargement, blurred vision.

Milk — sweet, neutral; SP, ST, LU; supplements qi, nourishes xue, moistens dryness

Almonds — sweet, neutral; LU, LI, SP; moistening.

Honey — sweet, neutal; SP, LU, LI; moistening.