Canadian Ginseng Chicken Soup
I learned while living with some Chinese ladies that they believe drinking cold beverages is harmful to the digestive system, so they eat a lot of soup. This is one we ate quite often.
2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 Cups of chopped onion
2 Tablespoons of peeled fresh ginger
4 Garlic cloves
1 Pound of skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
3 cups of water
3 cans (14 1/2 ounce) fat free, less-sodium chicken broth
3 cups of fresh or frozen yellow corn
2 Sliced Ginseng Roots
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon of pepper
How to make it:
Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, ginger, and garlic cloves; saute 2 minutes. Add chicken; saute 4 minutes. Add water and broth and bring to a boil. Stir in corn and Ginseng and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Enjoy!!
Canadian Ginseng Muffins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
1 3/4 Cups all purpose flour
2 Tsp. baking powder
1 Tsp. ginger
1 Tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. Canadian Ginseng powder
2 Ounces semi sweet chocolate
4 Tbsp. (1/2 stick) butter
1/3 Cup of honey
1 Cup of milk
2 Egg whites, slightly beaten
6 Ounces of chocolate chips or raisins (optional)
Mix flour, baking powder, spices and Canadian Ginseng powder in a bowl. Meanwhile, slowly melt chocolate and butter in top of a double boiler until smooth. Add melted chocolate to dry ingredients. Add honey, milk, and egg whites. Stir just enough to blend. Pour into greased muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool five minutes before removing from pan. Enjoy!!
Canadian Ginseng Smoothie
Ginseng is an ingredient in many energy drinks, so why not start your day off with a boost of Canadian Ginseng
1/4 Cup of carrot juice
1/2 Cup of orange juice
1 Cup of spinach
1 Cup of roughly chopped kale, ribs removed
4 Small broccoli florets, sliced and frozen
1 Tablespoon of Ginseng powder
1 Banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
1 Apple, cored and roughly chopped.
Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
Ginseng Healing Tea
Ginseng has been found to boost the immune system. So the next time you feel a headache or cold coming on make yourself some Healthy Ginseng tea.
4g Canadian Ginseng
8g Liquorice root
2 Cinnamon sticks
1 Piece of ginger
2 Liters of water
Place all the spices and water into an open pot and let simmer on medium heat for about 90 minutes. Allow mixture to reduce to half of the liquid. Store in refrigerator for up to 4 days and warm it up when you need a cup.
How to Prepare Canadian Ginseng Tea
Drinking Ginseng in your tea is one of the easiest ways to prepare and incorporate it into your daily habit. Here are the steps to prepare Ginseng tea from fresh or dried Ginseng root.
- Clean up the roots by either washing them under running water, if fresh, or brushing out the dirt, if dried. No need to remove the skin.
- Slice up the roots into thin rounds, about 2 cm thick.
- Bring to a boil about 4 cups of water in a saucepan or a stockpot.
- Once the water is boiling, place about 2 oz. or a few slices of the sliced Ginseng into the pot and bring down the temperature to let it simmer.
- Steep the mixture by letting it simmer for about 2 hours.
- After simmering for 2 hours, you can opt to leave the roots in the tea or scoop it out and transfer it into a pot.
- It can be enjoyed both hot and cold
- Honey can also be added to cut down the bitter taste of the tea.
This particular variety of Ginseng has a cooling effect on the body, thus it is a great way, after a hard day’s work, to let the stress out of your body and soothe your tired muscles and nerves. Drinking Ginseng tea is considered the most effective way to get it into the bloodstream as it is absorbed into the stomach lining.