Mung Bean Detox and Weight Loss Soup

by katiem2

Mung beans are the perfect food to keep you feeling full all the while cleaning your intestines and super charging weight loss. Eat this soup for a 3 day fast and cleanse your body

Mung beans are high in soluble fiber cleaning the intestine walls thoroughly. The soluble fiber in mung bean mixes with fluid in the digestive tract forming a gel-like substance, which in turn works as a cleaning agent ridding the intestines of all that built up gunk accumulated over time. This prepares the intestines to better absorb nutrients from the foods you eat eliminating those nagging cravings causing you to overeat because your body is was unable to be satisfied. Once you cleanse with mung beans you will benefit from proper absorption of nutrients and no longer being plagued by cravings. To get started on this amazing cleanse you will want to buy mung beans. Follow along as I explain how and where to get the best mung beans and make this amazing mung bean weight loss and detox soup.

Buying Mung Beans

It's best to buy organic mung beans and buy them in bulk to save money.

Regardless of where you buy mung beans you will save money on this detox as mung beans, like most beans, are very affordable and go a long way. This soup is so delicious you won't let these beans go to waste. In fact if you are going to be feeding other family members you might want to consider buying an even larger quantity.  I bought enough for myself the first time I made this soup and my daughters loved the soup too. 

Green Mung Beans

Green mung beans look a lot like tiny black eyed peas only smaller and green.
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I ran out much quicker than I expected.  I found myself running out to buy more and now keep a large air tight container filled with mung beans as they are a great addition to many dishes. We love mung beans.  

You want to buy organic green mung beans as organic is always the best choice. You can find them in the bulk section of your grocery store.  I buy them at my local organic market.  Most grocery stores carry them in the section where you find those large bins side by side with the pull down handles releasing the product into bags you but at the bottom opening.  This is where you find the bulk value. Plus you will want a large quantity on hand.

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Mung Bean Soup

Mung Bean Soup

A great weight loss and detox soup you will love to enjoy anytime.

Prep time 60 min  -  Total time 60 min  -  156 cal/serv
Ingredients for 6 servings
1 cup Dried Green Mung Beans  • 1/4 tsp. Cumin  • 1/4 tsp.Coriander Powder  • 1/2 tsp. Fresh Ground Sea Salt  • 1/2 tsp. Mustard Seed  • 1/4 Hing (found in Indian groceries)  • 1 Bay Leaf  • 1/2 tsp.Turmeric  • 1 tbsp.Sunflower Oil or Ghee (I prefer ghee)  • 1 1/2 tsp.Fresh Ginger  • 1/2 tsp. Fresh Garlic  • One Fresh Lemon

Making Mung Bean Soup

Measure 1 cup dried mung beans, pour into pot rinse with water several times until water becomes clear. Allow beans to set over night in 2 liters water.

Next day, pour water off and add cups clean water cook on stove top on medium heat until reaches a boil. Once reaches boil cover with lid and turn heat down to medium to low. Takes @ one hour to cook. Cook till desired texture, do not over cook.

After beans have been cooking for 45 minutes prepare the remaining ingredients.

Crush fresh garlic and chop fresh ginger root.

Prepare, measure and add all ingredients (except ghee and mustard seeds) into holding dish.

Heat oil or ghee in saute pan to low medium adding 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds.

When Mustard Seeds start to pop add Hing, Bay Leaf, Turmeric, Cumin Coriander, Ginger, Garlic and a pinch of Black Pepper. Mix all ingredients, do not burn, once mixed well turn heat off. Add remaining ingredients allow to steep for five minutes. Remove from heat serve with fresh squeezed lemon .

Recipe  3.2/5 Stars (16 Votes)

Three Day Mung Bean Fast

Simply put, eat this delicious and filling soup provides you with mega nutrients and is super filling.

On the three day fast you simply eat as much of your mung bean soup as you want.  Drink lots of water and green tea to help with the cleansing process and to keep you hydrated. Eat a bowl of soup with fresh squeezed lemon on top as much as you want and be prepared to be amazed, I mean really amazed.  Be certain to have plenty of mung beans on hand as you really can eat it all day long everyday for three days and loss weight.  You may find yourself eating a lot more soup than you imagined you could.  This is fine, eat all you want.

Organic Ghee

This is my favorite brand of ghee, clarified butter
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Organic Green Mung Beans

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Double the Recipe

This soup is so good you can easily double the recipe by adding twice the simple ingredients.

I started with this recipe but quickly moved on to doubling it as I go through it in a short time. I enjoy eating mung bean soup as I'm a busy working Mom who often doesn't like to take a lot of time preparing food.  I store the soup in the fridge after I make a batch in the morning.  I take out a cup sized portion and micro wave it, add a fresh squeeze of lemon (sometimes red hot sauce) and enjoy.  I've even been known to eat this for breakfast.  

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Do Mung Beans Cause Gas

Because mung beans are easily digested and easy on the stomach they are far less likely to cause gas than any other bean.

Soaking beans over night releases the gas causing agents.  You may notice a bit of foaming in the water, this is the gas causing agents being released.  The spices added to this mung bean soup makes it even more digestible therefore causing no gas.  Some people are more pron to gas than others this should lessen once you clean your intestine of all the gas causing irritants lining your intestine and bowel.  Let's face it some of us have more built up gunk on our intestines than others.  

Where to Buy Hing

Hing is the hardest ingredient for most people to find, if you don't have an Indian grocery near you buy it here.
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The Effects of Spices

The many spices added to detox mung bean soup breaks down and washes away harmful toxins in the intestines.

The spices are all powerful health boosting foods.  The amazing benefits range from heart to brain health. The spices in mung bean detox soup are key to flushing away the toxins in the body, not only the intestines but the organs and blood stream.  These are amazing ingredients, much has been said about these spices lately, you've no doubt have heard the news. 

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Updated: on 04/30/2013, katiem2
 
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Jude 28 days ago

hi everybody im going to start the mung bean soup detox from tomorrow morning and am very excited to do so. am i allowed to eat fruits (figs, strawberries, kiwis, apples etc.) and cooked veggies while on the detox?

katiem2 on 04/29/2013

The amount of calories in one serving of mung bean soup is 156. That's right only 156 calories in this delicious detox mung bean soup. Enjoy

katiem2 on 09/23/2012

Sounds like a plan Scott :)

Scott on 09/23/2012

Thanks katiem2 I'll do a Google search now, I just showered and got ready to go out to the market. I'm sure we have them as I do live near a big city. Just as you suspected I'm not a health food store shopper but will learn to become one per your suggestion. Thanks for the tips.

katiem2 on 09/23/2012

I think Kroger does have mung beans. Look in the health food section. My local Kroger has a health food section. While I'm not a big fan of Krogers, I go to my local health food stores. Google it, Scott I'm sure you will have some as well. They offer better organic health food options. I buy all organic spices, Kroger is not a good source as they don't often have a good organic option.

Look for stores like, Raisin Rack, Whole Foods, Trader Joes (which has just about everything but mung beans?) and stores of the like. The big brand name stores usually aren't the best option. You may as well get your feet wet in the Health Food Markets, you'll be very glad you did. :)K

Scott on 09/23/2012

I'm making this today, hope Kroger has mung beans, I've never had mung beans. My wife and daughters are vegans and will love this recipe. thanks I'll impress them with my culinary skills today. Plus I need a good detox. Thanks katiem2 you are an amazing provider of really useful information.

katiem2 on 08/23/2012

Burntchestnut, I just made a big pot of mung bean soup yesterday, I took Bharti's adivice and left the hing out, it is just as good. I love this soup it's so warm and filling, gives you tons of energy and really cleans the digestive tract gently.

burntchestnut on 08/22/2012

Your recipe sounds good. I've sprouted mung beans, but never eaten them cooked.

katiem2 on 08/16/2012

mea, Great to know you had good success with mung bean soup without using the Hing. This is such a strong pungent spice, I've often wanted to omit it. Thanks for the feed back on your detox and weight loss experience with this soup. Much Appreciated :)

mea on 08/15/2012

Bharti, Yes, I detoxed on this soup for 3 days & lost 3 lbs. I didn't use the hing as the smell gave me a massive headache. I am diabetic and had no problems with lows or highs. AFTER the detox was over, I have experienced some lows in my blood sugar.




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