According to TCM, eating these foods before bedtime will help you get a good night’s sleep, and overcome insomnia. These foods also make a really tasty meal.
Porridge with dried lily and lotus seeds:
- Dried lily bulb
- Dried lotus seeds
- Sugar, 30g
- Rice, 100g
Preparation: Soak dried lily bulb and lotus seeds in water; when rehydrated, combine with rice and cook. Add sugar before water is absorbed.
Porridge with sour jujube fruit
- Dried sour jujube fruit powder, 15g
- Medium length rice, 100g
Preparation: Cook rice until the water’s well down, then add the sour jujube fruit powder, cook a further 5 minutes.
Soup made of licorice, wheat, lotus, and jujube
- Lotus, 250g
- Wheat, 75g
- Licorice, 12g
- Seeded jujubes, 5
- Salt, 3g
Preparation: Clean wheat under running water, then soak for 1 hr; deseed jujubes and soak till soft; combine wheat, licorice, jujubes, and water, and bring to a boil. Add the lotus and simmer until soft; add salt to taste.
- Fresh mulberries, 60g
Preparation: Add water to mulberries, bring to a boil, simmer for 10 min; drink after 1 hr before bedtime.
Millet porridge with jujubes
- Millet, 60g
- Seeded jujubes, 6
- Honey, 30g
Preparation: Cook millet and jujubes as a porridge; add honey after it’s cooked. Serve before bedtime.
With research from Wei