November 1, 2018
Soup to nourish spleen and moisten the lungs
The important thing to do in autumn is to moisten the lungs and relieve dryness. As the dryness can hurt your lungs, keeping a normal moisture level in the lungs and airways can help to prevent getting the flu. A lot of people think of almond and pork lung soup. Almonds can moisten the lungs, suitable for those with asthenic weak lung qi. However, this soup can be time consuming to make as you have to clean the pork lungs and make the almond juice. Many people stop just by looking at the recipe. We are recommending you use almond powder to simplify the process and make a vegetarian version to nourish yin and moisten the lungs!
Appropriately add in ingredients to strengthen the spleen and moisten the lungs. Examples are pears, lotus root, Chinese yam, and Ophiopogon japonicus.
Almond soup with papaya and snow fungus
Effects: strengthen the spleen, nourish the stomach, and moisten the lungs. Alleviate symptoms of dry and dull skin.
Ingredients: 1 ripe papaya, 2 potatoes, 1 snow fungus, 40g fox nuts, 30g lily bulbs, 3 candied dates, 2 tablespoons of almond powder.
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Soak snow fungus for half a day, and cut off black bottom. Peel and seed papaya and cut into large pieces. Peel potatoes and cut into pieces.
2. Combine all ingredients except almond powder with 2500ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling. Simmer on low heat for 1 hour.
3. Mix almond powder with small amount of water into a liquid mixture. Add into pot and cook for 5 minutes. Add salt to taste.