jujubes (Chinese red dates), and white wood ear fungus (also snow fungus or silver tree ear fungus). Eaten as Chinese medicine.

Broth for Beautiful Skin

people in China as a staple to nourish and replenish the skin. The broth helps balance your internal organs and invigorates the flow of qi and blood.

In western science, the ingredients would be favored for the skin because of their antioxidant properties and high levels of Vitamin C.

When you make it, you will notice the delightful aroma and subtle flavor. You can drink it like a soup in a bowl, or simply poor the liquid into a cup to drink as a tea.

Increase the benefits by enjoying the broth in a relaxed state of mind! Sip while you read a good book or listen to your favorite music.

Ingredients

All of the ingredients can be found at Asian markets, as well as on Amazon or Yamibuy.

  • 4 cups water
  • 5 jujubes (Chinese dates)
  • 10 lotus seeds
  • 1 whole dried tremella mushroom

Method

  • Add water to a medium saucepan
  • Bring to a boil
  • Add remaining ingredients
  • Return to a boil
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes
  • Eat while warm either as a soup or tea

Super Simple!

That's all there is to it! You can make the broth daily in the winter. Try to add it to your diet at least 1-2 times per week. I'll use the broth as a base for oatmeal, millet, or grits. Super nutritious and delicious!

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