Millet with Hazelnuts and Currents Jook

Servings: 3 – 4

Preparation:

2 cups water
1/2 cup millet
1 Tblsp currents
1/8 – 1/4 cup hazelnuts chopped

Mix above:  cook on low in crockpot overnight or on stovetop:  bring water to a boil, add dry ingredients and simmer covered for 30 minutes.

(Add freshly grated lemon peel/zest to each serving.)

Energetics:

Astringent, moved fluids, opens energy pathways in Lungs, Large Intestines, reproductive organs.  Calms Heart, mind, relaxes muscles.  Aids: Kidney, Spleen, Stomach, Liver.  Provides deep nourishment and energy to the 3 jiaos (upper, middle, lower torso and their internal organs).  Fortifies qi and strengthens digestion (hazelnut).  Adding lemon peel zest: energizes the reproductive organs profoundly, opens Heart, the capacity to feel, increases qi circulation and blood.

Black current berry and leaf healing properties. http://www.vitalitymagazine.com/node/542

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