November 9, 2017
Friday Soup Series: Chayote Soup with Carrots, Chestnuts and Cashews
All the ingredients in today’s soup are all suitable for the fall and early winter! Chayote regulates qi and is suitable for those with respiratory discomfort, cough, and phlegm; carrots can strengthen the spleen and relieve cough; chestnuts can nourish the stomach and strengthen the spleen, replenish qi and kidneys; cashews can strengthen the spleen, replenish the kidneys and relieve thirst. Using these healthy ingredients to make this delicious soup can effectively improve fall and winter dryness, replenish the lungs and nourish the spleen.
Ingredients: 2 chayote, 2 carrots, 4-5 mushrooms, 80g chestnuts (about 2 taels), 80g cashews (about 2 taels), 3 figs
Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Peel chayote and carrots and cut into pieces. Peel chestnuts. Combine ingredients with 2500ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling. Then simmer for another hour and add salt to taste.
Effects: Regulate qi and strengthen the spleen, improve body immunity. Relieve stress induced abdominal discomfort and fatigue. Note this is not suitable for those with gout.