September 14, 2018
Homemade Dessert Soup
Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, expecting mothers may have different cravings, and some even prefer sweets. It may be satisfying to have dessert, but that can lead to weight gain or even gestational diabetes. Overly controlling sweets intake can be difficult, what can be done?
Try making your own dessert to control sweetness level and include ingredients that will nourish the baby. Chinese taxillus herb replenishes the kidneys and liver, nourishes blood and baby. Coupled with lotus seeds which can calm the mind and egg to nourish yin, relieve dryness and strengthen the brain.
Lily bulb tea with Chinese taxillus herb and lotus seeds
Ingredients: 30g Chinese taxillus herb, 80g fresh lotus seeds, 15g dried Lily bulbs, slab sugar to taste
1. Remove pitt from lotus seeds. Rinse herb and place into fish soup bag.
2. Combine herb, lotus seeds and lily bulbs with 1000ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 40 minutes. Add in sugar and let it melt.