January 25, 2019
Strengthening soup to improve asthenic weak qi and blood
Ladies lose blood monthly during menstruation so post menstrual period ideal to replenish qi and blood. But don’t blindly have red dates and other hot natured ingredients. Those with heat related body types will add on to the heat so it is important to consume based on body type. Here is a vegetarian soup for those with blood asthenia body type, for both men and women to nourish blood and improve overall health. Those with heat related body type should not have too much.
Tips for soup to replenish qi and blood:
Appropriately add in ingredients such as codonopsis, astralagus, Chinese red dates, longan meat and wolf berries.
Papaya and pumpkin soup with red kidney beans and cashews
Ingredients : 1 ripened papaya, half a pumpkin, 30g red kidney beans, 30g cashews, 30g peanuts, 4 pitted chinese dates, 2 candied dates
1. Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Peel and seed pumpkin and papaya and cut into pieces. Stir fry cashews without oil.
2. Combine all ingredients with 2500ml of water and cook on high heat until boiling. Turn to low heat and simmer for 2 hours. Add salt to taste.
Note: not suitable for those with heat related body types.