In Ayurvedic Medicine, detoxification is essential for achieving radiant health, longevity, and vitality. In our modern world where we are inundated by toxins, it's even more important to regularly cleanse our mind, body and spirit. One of the most simple effective detox and immune-boosting food in Ayurveda is Kitchari.


My mother regularly cooked Kitchari for us through all seasons, especially when we were sick.  Kitchari is a balancing, nourishing and easy to digest complete protein. The combination of rice, mung daal and vegetables provide all amino acids and nutrients required to build healthy lean muscles while simultaneously cleansing the body and helping the body self-heal.


Spices like turmeric and cumin enhance digestion, absorption and boost immune function. Turmeric is praised for it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it beneficial for cleansing the blood and beautifying your skin. Cook a pot of Kichedri in the morning and enjoy for every meal for 3-7 days.  


To facilitate metabolism and the cleansing process, drink hot water or detox tea throughout the day in between meals. If you digestion is weak or sluggish, the detox tea recipe can become a staple in your daily rituals.


You can also take the herbal formula Triphala every evening during cleanse to further assist detoxification.


Infuse your food with gratitude, healing intentions and affirmations:


“Thank you Creator for this food. Please fill this food with love, purity and help my mind and body cleanse. Allow this food to heal, nourish and renew me.”


Ritualize your detox experience by lighting incense or smudging sage while you cook or eat. I also find it beneficial to write down healing intentions for yourself during any cleanse.  The mind-body-spirit are connected, so when you physically cleanse the body you will often find yourself releasing stagnant emotions. It can be very beneficial to set intentions to release all emotions, past hurts, thought processes and notions that do that serve your Highest Evolution. 

Try Kitchari Cleanse with a LIVER CLEANSE & PARASITE FLUSH  for enhanced results. 





(Serves 4-5)




1 cup basmati rice

1 cup organic yellow split mung daal

6 cups distilled or purified water

1-inch piece of shredded ginger, peeled & chopped

1 small handful of fresh cilantro, chopped

1/2 cup seasonal veggies

3 tbsp ghee

1 tsp mustard seeds

3⁄4 tsp cumin seeds

5 whole cardamom pods (or 1⁄4 -1/2 tsp ground cardamom)

1⁄4-1/2 tsp turmeric

1-inch piece of cinnamon bark

3 bay leaves

1⁄2 tsp Himalayan pink salt (to taste, you can add more if needed)

2 tbsp shredded coconut flakes (optional)






o Wash mung and rice until water is clear to remove excess starch. Soak the daal overnight or soak for a 2-3 hours in hot water to help digestibility (optional).

o Put rinsed rice and mung daal in a pot with water and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes

o Add remaining seasonal veggies to the pot and stir well. Cover pot and cook until mung daal is soft, about 20-30 min.

o Heat ghee over medium heat in another saucepan. Add, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, and bay leaves. Gently stir until you hear mustard seeds start to pop and seeds start to turn brown (about 3 minutes). Stir sautéed spices and turmeric into the rice and mung daal and mix well.

o Add salt (to taste).

o Spoon into bowels, garnish with cilantro leaves and serve immediately.






(3-4 servings)



1 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp fennel

1 tsp cardamom

1 tsp grated ginger

Lemon (optional)

3-4 cups alkaline or purified water




o Place all ingredients in a pot and bring water to boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Simmer tea for 5-15 minutes. The longer the tea simmers and/or steeps, the stronger the tea.

o Strain the tea or let spices settle to the bottom of pot or cup.

o Serve, set intentions and sip.



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