From: Happy Food,
Do you find it hard to get going before work? The second of our recipes from therapist Laura Jones is for a healthy breakfast that will really kickstart your day. Just make sure you cook up a big batch, as it’s so good you won’t want to share it…
Right, we’re feeling peckish - over to Laura for some culinary expertise!
In Chinese medicine breakfast is the most important meal of the day and one of the best meals to start with is a medicinal porridge or congee.
Congee (a little like a rice pudding) has been used for centuries for its nourishing qualities. It supports liver function and nourishes the kidneys, while enriching yin - the nourishing aspect of your energy. Best of all, this version with mulberries is great for brightening the eyes - leaving you bright eyed and bushy tailed for the day!
This recipe will support your energy throughout the day stopping you from getting that mid-morning slump and will help support your immunity by strengthening your digestion - helping to maintain long-term health.
You will need:
1. Wash rice. Soak in water for approximately 1 hour. Remove and drain.
2. Cook rice in usual method.
3. Place cooked rice into a pot and bring to a boil with the 500ml of water. Add the sugar and mulberries. Mix well. Add more water as needed to adjust consistency. Bring to a boil and serve.
This can be prepared the night before and keeps well in the fridge for a few days. Make a batch and gently warm each morning before serving.
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