Lunch is the most important meal of the day during your cleanse; this recipe for Kitchari, a traditional Ayurvedic detox food, is high in protein, but easy on the digestive tract. Cleansing CCF Tea can be sipped throughout the day to provide hydration and help flush toxins from your system.
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- 1 cup split yellow mung dal beans
- 1 cup brown or white basmati rice
- 1 ½ teaspoon coriander seeds
- 1 ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 ½ teaspoon grass-fed ghee
- 1 ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 4 cardamom pods
- 2 bay leaves
- ½ stick of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
- 6 cups water
- 2 cups of vegetables of your choice asparagus, broccoli, green beans, zucchini, celery, carrots, etc.
- 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
- Cilantro leaves for serving
- Soak the split yellow mung dahl beans overnight (or for at least 4 hours) in water. Drain and rinse before cooking.
- Wash the rice until the water runs clear.
- Toast the fennel, coriander and cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium-low heat. When they begin to pop, transfer them to a mortar and pestle or clean coffee grinder, and grind them into powder.
- In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt the ghee. Add the ground spices, turmeric and cumin. Stir into a paste.
- Add the split mung yellow dal and rice to the pot. Stir and toast for 1-2 minutes.
- Tie the cardamom pods, bay leaves, and cinnamon stick in a small piece of cheesecloth so they're easy to remove. Place them in the pot, then add the ginger and water and stir.
- Cover the pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the beans are tender. Stir in the vegetables and salt.
- Continue to simmer until the vegetables are cooked, the water is absorbed and the kitchari is tender and porridge-like. Serve warm with a generous helping of cilantro leaves.
- When reheating for each meal, I like to add a splash of water to loosen up the kitchari.
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 4 to 5 cups of water
- Place all the ingredients in a pot, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Strain out the seeds and discard. Store the tea in a thermos and sip throughout the day.
Donna Libby says
My name is Donna and I am 68 yrs
old and live in Massachusetts. I came across your pic and ad on line and am very inresested in learning more about holistic alternatives to meds. My husband
Kevin and I thought we ate pretty healthy until I was recently found out how our foods are so tainted with toxins and chemicals. I’ve been battling with Asthma for quite a long time, usually with a once a yr treatment from my Pulmonologist. This yr was quite different.
Back in February I caught a cold which aggravated my bronchial tubes which led me to my doctor, and she put me on prednisone Symbicort and nebulizer treatments. after using the meds I got no better, but to find out that I got a reaction from I believe the Symbicort which I realized I had taken a couple years ago and had a reaction, her knowing that she gave it to me again anyway . So to make a very long story short my blood pressure went up higher 50 points, my asthma symptoms are no better I develop weakness and unsteadiness on my feet for seven weeks barely able to function my husband and I do use essential oil’s that have helped but not totally taking away the asthma.
Last week I ate a dried apricot, and realized from a bone site that I was reading after I ingested it that it had sulfate dioxide in it and It could bring on an asthma attack which it did! so now I’m back to square one trying to get an alternative holistic remedy to get rid of the Asthma!
Is there any advise you could give me. I need help!
Thank you so much