The Mung Beans and Rice Cleanse
If you are concerned you cannot do this cleanse for 30 days, commit to it for only 10 or 15 days. After being successful in this shorter time period, then try it for the full 30 days. Your discipline will strengthen through practice and experience. Once you've experience how cleansing affects your physical body, you get why it's important to cleanse.
The 30 day Mung Beans and Rice Diet as given in the Foods for Health & Healing book, Pg. 78 - Based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan
This is a good cleansing diet which still gives you plenty of nourishment if you have to work hard. It is a good winter fast, and it is especially recommended for people over forty. Mung Beans and Rice is good for the kidneys, colon and digestive organs. It is also beneficial in cases of constipation, or when food is not being digested thoroughly by the intestines. Mung beans are a very easily assimilated form of protein. Combined with rice and cooked until they have a soupy consistency, they are really a "predigested" food. (See Mung Beans and Rice recipe below).
For thirty days, eat only mung beans and rice at mealtimes, with lots of fresh vegetables cooked into the same dish. Fruit may be eaten between meals as a snack, and you can drink yogi tea. As a variation, you can eat mung beans and rice with yogurt. In the winter, you can grind chiles into it to make it hot spicy.
You can live on this diet alone for years and years and be very healthy. In India, there was a very saintly person. Mung beans and rice with yogurt was his entire diet. He would make it each night and eat it for breakfast the next morning. That man was a radiant light, just from the food he eat. People would come from all over to be healed by this man. Each morning they would form a line outside his door. Whatever sickness they had, he would give them mung beans and rice with yogurt. And they would be cured! That's why it is called the food of the angels. It has protein, carbohydrates, everything you need.
The recipes just below are the main staples of this cleanse. Although the above cleanse is perfect in itself, below are suggestions you can use on this cleanse and still be close to the guidelines of the original cleanse as listed above. Please send any recipes you think might work with this cleanse, given they fit into the scheme of this cleanse, I'll post them on this web page. Send to email@example.com
Fruit of any kind between meals
Recipe Suggestions for This Cleanse
Blueberry Baby Smoothie From the book French Women Don't Get Fat
Green Smoothies are simple – take any fresh greens you like and blend them with fruit. My current favorite is spinach with 2 big pears. Spinach builds strong bones! And a clean colon, but Popeye was quiet about that. Remember the Variety Rule – don’t eat today what you ate yesterday. Blend different fruits and greens each day. Vita-Mix is the best blender. From the eatsprouts website.
Fresh Juice A Juice Feasting Blog
Because the Mung Bean and Rice Diet includes mung beans, basmati rice and lots of vegetables/fruit, below are some creative ways of bringing those ingredients together in different ways and still maintain the integrity of this diet (you can also use most of the recipes off the Green Cleanse for this Mung Beans & Rice cleanse, just not the green lentil & split pea recipes due Mung Beans being the main staple of this cleanse as well as nuts because you are already getting protein from the rice/mung bean, yogurt combinations):
Quick Green Soup from the cuisine.com website
Fruit of any kind between meals
Any baked Rice Cracker is good on this cleanse
In eating the sorbet/gelato desserts below, keep in mind you are on a cleanse and eating cold food can be a shock to your system. Eating something frozen once in a while is fine, but not all the time.
Fruit, Your Choice of
When times get tough on this diet and you need either a creative fix or or just something different, here are some healthy choices (just remember that these suggestions are not part of the original Mung Beans & Rice Diet, based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan). Sidetracking a little bit with something healthy, but different alternatives is ok to help you stay on the Mung Beans & Rice Diet, but getting back into it as indicated at the top of this web page is encouraged. Good Luck!
Oatmeal with Grated Apple, Grandma Louise's From the book French Women Don't Get Fat
From Yogi Ji
A scoop on why not to eat eggs
Yogi Ji has explained several times why it is best not to eat eggs. Mostly the reason is because of the concentrated protein (causing uric acid wihich over-taxes the liver) and also because it pollutes the blood. Tofu helps to clean the blood. He has also explained that most of the controversy over eggs is based on a protein phobia. Keep in mind that the body does not require a lot of protein, and as long as you include some dairy products in your diet and eat a wide array of vegetables (lots of greens), you should not be really concerned about it.
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The suggestions within this Cleanse are not medical advice. Consulting with your health practitioner is advisable before starting any food cleanse or diet modification. If you choose to participate in this cleanse, it is at your own risk. This cleanse in not recommended for pregnant or nursing moms, children or diabetics.