If you experience frequent stress, tend to hold your feelings to yourself, battle with PMS symptoms, have a nervous stomach, or catch yourself sighing, chances are you have Liver qi stagnation.
Symptoms of Liver qi stagnation include: frustration, easily angered, tenderness of distended feeling below the ribcage or chest, feeling of a lump in the throat, PMS, breast tenderness, irregular periods, painful periods, lumps in the breast or groin, digestive problems triggered by stress, belching, frequent sighing.
This awesome soup helps to move stagnant Liver qi, making you feel calmer, and the area below your ribcage relaxed. The wonderful flavors or marjarom, coriander and tumeric are also the best herbs/spices to benefit the liver. Leafy greens are especially beneficial for liver conditions, and shrimp. You can make this recipe vegan/vegetarian by omitting the shrimp and add a few extra handfuls of kale. The best time for women to eat this soup is mid-cycle when PMS symptoms begin to appear.
½ red onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
12 oz. frozen wild-caught raw shrimp, thawed
2 cans lite coconut milk
2 cups chicken stock
1 can organic fire roasted tomatoes
4 large handfuls chopped kale
1 tsp marjoram
1 tsp ground coriander
pinch of ground turmeric
1 tsp sea salt
1 lime, juiced
1 TBSP avocado oil
Heat avocado oil in soup pot on medium-high heat. Add onion and saute for 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute until fragrant. Add coconut milk, chicken stock, tomatoes, lime juice, marjarom, coriander, tumeric and sea salt. Bring to a boil and turn down to simmer. Add shrimp and kale and cook for 2-3 minutes until shrimp are cooked through.