Regular gentle cleansing is the perfect way to remove toxins from the digestive tract.
So we designed this fragrant Ayurvedic liquid cleanse to provide an easy, not-so-scary way to detox. Leaving you feeling lighter and brighter with more energy.
All you need to do is soak Mungday protein mix for at least 2 hours or overnight in water. Drain, rinse and put it in a large pot. Add zucchini and a carrot, a teaspoon of extra virgin coconut or olive oil, Mungday spice blend and boiling water. Bring to the boil then turn down to simmer.
When the mung is cooked, blend broth with a stick blender. Serve hot with a sprinkle of salt, pepper and a generous squeeze of lemon.
Cooking time is about 30 mins. Drink for all three meals or sip throughout the day. It is important to reintroduce gentle foods after the cleanse to build up the digestive fire.
You will need:
- 1 carrot,
- 1 zucchini,
- 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin coconut oil or preferred healthy fat
- 8 cups boiling water
Mungday Cleanse contains the following super power ingredients:
Mungday plant-protein mix:
- Moohng dahl also known as yellow split mung bean provides an easily digestible plant-protein
- Organic brown rice
Mungday spice blend mix (see benefits below)
A Perfect Protein
The combination of rice and beans has been a staple around the world for 10,000 years, and for good reason. You have probably heard the term complete protein, but let’s take a minute to really understand what that means.
There are 20 amino acids that combine with one another to make the proteins the body needs. Ten of them, the body can synthesize on its own. The other ten called essential amino acids, the body does not make, meaning we must get it from our foods. Animal proteins are “complete” in that they contain all ten essential amino acids, but plant foods need to be combined to make a complete protein.
Rice, like most grains, is very low in the amino acid lysine. As a result, if you live on grains alone, you will likely become protein deficient. Legumes and lentils, on the other hand, have lots of lysine, but they are generally low in methionine, tryptophan and cystine. Fortunately, grains are high in these three amino acids.
So the marriage of rice and beans, as found in a Mungday cleanse, has been providing the ten essential amino acids and making complete proteins for cultures around the world for thousands of years. For cultures that have subsisted on a plant-based diet, this marriage is often what allows their diet to be nutritionally sustainable.
Mungday for Cleansing
During a cleanse, it is essential to have adequate protein to keep the blood sugar stable and the body burning fat.
One of the most common reasons folks have trouble with cleansing is due to unstable blood sugars made worse by the detox process. During a fast, for example, you are asked to drink only water, juice or veggies. For many, this type of austere fasting can be a strain and deplete blood sugar reserves. Then folks get really hungry, irritable, and end up with a low blood sugar headache or crash. While the goal of a fast is to shift the body into fat metabolism and detox the fat cells, this will not happen if the body is under stress and strain as a result of a difficult fast.
Here’s the basic equation:
Stress = Fat storing
No Stress = Fat burning
If you are attempting to detox heavy metals, preservatives, chemicals, pesticides and environmental toxins from your fat cells with a cleanse, make sure that you are not straining, or the amount of fat burned will be minimal.
Mungday Cleanse provides nourishment in the form of a complete protein that will keep the blood sugars stable during a cleanse. Otherwise, ironically, the body may react to the cleanse as a fat-storing emergency!
The goal of any effective cleanse should be to convince the body and the cells that life is not an emergency and that it is okay to burn that stored fat and release toxins. During a Mungday cleanse, you are eating this complete protein three meals a day, so there is no starvation response whatsoever.
Mungday to Heal the Gut
In India, this blend of mung beans and rice is often the first food for babies, not only because it is so easy to digest, it also heals and soothes the intestinal wall.
With 95 percent of the body’s serotonin is produced in the gut, it is clear we process our stress through the intestinal wall. Chronic stress will irritate the intestinal wall and compromise digestion, the ability to detoxify through the gut and cope with stress. During a Mungday cleanse, the digestive system can heal. Eating just the yellow split mung beans and rice as a “mono diet” allows much of the digestion to be at rest during the cleanse, providing the nutrition needed to heal the gut and nourish the body (1).
Mungday Spice Blend & Benefits:
- Organic ginger: offers anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antioxidant activities. Ginger is also considered one of the best detoxifying herbs (2).
- Organic turmeric: the benefits of this ancient herb seem endless. Some include anti-inflammatory, increased antioxidant activities, detoxification of liver and blood (3).
- Organic garam masala: A traditional recipe often contains black peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg and cumin. They’re all carefully combined and blended for a balanced flavour, which is warming and somewhat sweet but totally sugar-free. Benefits include improved digestive fire, ward off constipation and overall health booster (4).
- Organic cumin: aids metabolic function, immune boosting and used to treat stomach problems (2).
- Asafoetida also called hing: lowers blood pressure, stabilises blood-sugar levels and reduces gas (4).
A Mungday a week keeps the body at peak 🙂