February 23, 2018
Soup to clear heat and relieve indigestion- watercress soup with green papaya and sweet and bitter almonds
There’s a lot of over eating during the Chinese New Years which can lead to abdominal bloating and feeling of stuffed. These little issues can be quite annoying zapping your energy away. Try eating less tonight and have this soup.
Ingredients- 1 bunch watercress (about 1 catty), 1 green papaya, 40g sweet and bitter almonds, 40g soy beans, 1 dried citrus peel, 10g wolfberries, 3 candied dates
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Watercress is prone to having small bugs, so soak them in salt water for 20 minutes then rinse with clean water again. Peel and seed green papaya.
2. Combine all ingredients with 2500ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling. Then turn to low heat and simmer for 1 hour. Add salt to taste.
Effects: moistens the lungs, clears heat and relieves stagnation. Alleviates symptoms of decreased appetite, abdominal bloating, dry mouth, sore throat and heat-related symptoms.