Good evening, dear friends 😀
The weather in Malaysia has taken a turn to hot and humid, almost like a heatwave. Everyone I know is complaining about it. Just a few weeks ago, we were experiencing almost daily thunderstorms and the weather was cool and enjoyable.
The sudden switch to this very hot weather can cause our body to become heaty, resulting in either dry our phlegmy coughs. This fruity drink recipe was taught to me by my healer friend, Yoong Cheh…it is really soothing and balances the heatiness in our body.
Clockwise from top – Dried Mandarin Oranges, 2 Buddha’s Fruit (Lor Hon Kor), 1 cup Dried Figs, 1 cup Pak Cheok (optional), 1 cup Chinese Almonds
A packet of Red Sugar and a small wintermelon
1) Peel wintermelon, remove seeds and cut into chunks
2) Put wintermelon together with the plate of ingredients shown in the first picture into a large pot containing about 5 litres of water.
3) Bring to a boil, reduce heat to small and simmer the fruity drink for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. …it will look like this ===>
4) Check taste for sweetness and if it is not sweet enough for you, you can adjust the taste by adding the red sugar. For my family, I didn’t use any red sugar at all. It was sweet enough. Red sugar has good anti-inflammatory properties and is good for curing infections of cells in our body, sore throats, and heatiness.
Get everyone in the family to drink at least 2 cups for the first day. The extra fruity drink can be stored in bottles and refrigerated…it tastes very good and refreshing when cold. Subsequent days, drink 1 cup daily.
Have a wonderful week ahead!
With best wishes for good health,