- 500g carrots (earth)
- 150g boiled chestnuts (earth)
- 2 Tbsp olive oil (earth)
- 1 onion (metal)
- 2 stems of fresh rosemary (fire)
- juice of ½ orange (wood)
- approx. 1-1,2 litres vegetable broth (water)
- 1 tsp salt (water), pepper (metal)
Tonifies and increases the Qi of the spleen & kidneys, at the same time warming and tonifying the blood! Sweet chestnuts (maroni) are rich in vitamins (C and B1), minerals and trace elements (calcium, phosphate and iron). In Chinese medicine, the chestnut is assigned to the earth element and the sweet taste. It nourishes the Qi of the stomach and spleen, and strengthens the kidneys. It is therefore recommended for osteoporosis.
Rosemary is a very aromatic and warming spice that tones the heart, spleen and kidney Qi as well as lifts the mood.
- Peel and roughly dice the onion.
- Wash, peel and cut the carrots into 1cm rings.
- Wash the rosemary and pluck the rosemary needles from the twigs.
- Cut the chestnuts into quarters and set 1/3 aside for later use.
- Add the carrots, onion, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, rosemary needles, juice of half an orange and 2/3 of the chestnuts into the jug. Fill it up with the vegetable stock and turn on program 2.
- In the meantime, fry the remaining chestnuts in a pan until they are lightly browned.
- Season the soup with salt and pepper
- Divide the soup into bowls and garnish with a sprinkle of the remaining chestnuts.