This eating plan is from kundalini yoga. I'm posting it for a friend who asked. :)It involves basing your diet on mung beans, rice and an abundance of fresh vegetables for a time. Traditionally, the detox lasts 40 days, and you are meant to do morning sadhana each day (rising before dawn for a cold shower and an hour's meditation).
The recipes presented here do not have measurements because I don't know how many people you are feeding. They are based on recipes from The Kundalini Yoga Cookbook by Ek Ong Kar Singh.
If I were doing this, I would cook a whole bag of brown basmati rice in one go and keep it in the fridge, and a bag of mung beans to do the same. I would also keep my sprouter busy producing fresh mung bean sprouts for the duration, and be prepared to make daily stops at the grocery store to buy fresh vegetables!
Yogi Bhajan's Mung Beans, Rice and Vegetables
This mixture is traditionally cooked to a gruel-like consistency, but you can have it as a regular fried rice and vegetable style dish if you like.
cooked basmati rice and mung beans
diced red onion
loads of garlic (I mean LOADS)
a nub of fresh ginger root, grated
Brown the onions, garlic and ginger in a bit of oil. Add pinches of basil, turmeric, garam masala and red chili flake. Add vegetables and stir fry with some ground black pepper a couple of bay leaves and a cardamom pod. When the vegetables are cooked to your liking, add rice and mung beans to taste. Heat through and serve, or reduce heat, add some water to make it a little soupy and cook it until it's mushy and creamy. Season with tamari soy sauce if desired.
Ong so hung veg and rice
fresh beetroot, cubed
sweet potato, peeled and cubed
yellow bell pepper, diced
a few broccoli florets for colour
big handfuls of fresh mungbean sprouts
chopped fresh parsley and coriander
Steam the vegetables until tender and set aside. Heat the rice in a big dish with a couple of cardamom pods thrown into the bowl in the microwave; add the steamed vegetables when the rice is hot. Toss it all together with fresh herbs and mung beans. Season with tamari soy sauce and lots of toasted sesame, black and white for colour.
Summer Om Mung Beans and Rice
loads of garlic, chopped
purple onion, diced
ripe tomatoes, diced
red bell pepper diced
big handfuls mung bean sprouts
fresh basil, chopped
Cook the veg over medium heat with a pinch of cumin seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seeds and chili flakes. Use a bit of olive oil. Add rice and sprouts, garnish with basil.
You might be getting the idea. You just use loads of fresh veg, mung beans and rice and make something tasty and nutritious. Eat loads! Eat as much as you want each meal, heavy on the veg, moderate on the rice. You can substitute rice noodles for rice, or rice pasta. But you're not eating any grains other than rice during this fast.
Here are a couple of sweets:
Sesame seed honey spread with rice cakesGood luck--get creative! Eat loads of vegetables and drink lots of water. This will certainly be healthier than the Polo Mint Plan you tried!! ;)
brown rice cakes
sliced fresh fruit, if desired
Mix a bit of light tahini and honey to taste, beating it with water to a smooth consistency (spreadable). Spread on rice cakes, top with sliced kiwi or other fruit.
Rice and mung bean pudding
Mix together some rice and mung beans with equal amount of coconut milk or rice milk (or a mixture of coconut and rice milk). Add some chopped dates, a bit of crystalized ginger and a swirl of honey to taste. Simmer over low until rice and beans are broken down and cooked to a lovely puddingy mush. You might need to keep adding liquid, use your judgement and keep an eye on it. Before serving, garnish with grated fresh apple and a sprinkle of black sesame seeds, if desired.