Chinese Beauty Congee (Detox)

Chinese Beauty Congee (Detox)

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As I aged, I have became more cautious of food I choose to eat and I also got interested into Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine had existed for so many years for a reason. Each food has its function and if we use them intelligently, it could help us to enhance our health and cure our body. I have used this congee recipe as my breakfast, it helped me to detox and expel toxins out of my body.  I feel more energized, better skin and also loose some weight. For those who are interested by Chinese medicine, I have listed the benefits of each ingredient down below.

 

 

Ingredient:

  • Glutinous rice 2/8 cup
  • Millet 1/8 cup
  • Black rice 1/8 cup
  • Pearl Barley 1/8 cup
  • Adzuki bean (red bean) 1/8 cup
  • Chinese red dates a pinch
  • Goji a pinch
  • Brown sugar in piece (I use ½ – 1 piece depending on your liking)

Method:

  1. Soak all grain and rice overnight (optional, but this save me time soak them in advance for next day cooking time)
  2. Wash all your grain and rice a few time
  3. Boil 9-10 cup of water depending the consistency you like
  4. Once water boiled, add all grain and rice including Goji and red dates
  5. Cook for about 1 hr, between medium low to low fire. To save time, you could also use pressure cooker 45min-50min
  6. Add sugar
  7. ready to serve

Tips:

  1. Here are some of the benefits of the congee ingredients. If you wish to know more, please read the references below.
    1. Glutinous rice: provide warm energy in body, good for weak stomach condition person
    2. Millet: remove humidity inside body, strengthen the spleen and nourish liver
    3. Black rice: reinforcing body fluid, tonify kidney and make blood flow smoothly, help to cure; white hair, dizzy, anemia and constipation
    4. Pearl Barley: tonify lung, expel toxins, remove dampness and cool body
    5. Adzuki bean (red bean): resolve toxin and expel pus
    6. Chinese red dates: improve immunity, decrease level of cholesterol in your bloodstream, which helps to protect liver
    7. Goji: strengthen kidney, anti-aging effect and reduce blood sugar

 

References: (for further reading):

http://www.chineseherbshealing.com/adzuki-beans-chi-xiao-dou/

http://www.theworldofchinese.com/2012/03/red-dates-the-healthiest-fruit-on-earth/

http://www.pingminghealth.com/article/791/health-benefits-of-goji-berries/

http://www.chinesemedicinejournal.com/regimen-of-black-rice/

 

 

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