A meal to balance mind and body

Regarded as the father of Western medicine, Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and the medicine be thy food.” After six days of cooking the cowboy menu of choice of “meat, beans, and taters,” I am more than ready to return to a healthier diet, beginning with making a pot of kitchari that I plan to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner over the the next three to six days.

For me a kitchari cleanse is a perfect option to help balance my mind and body after spending a week rounding up cattle and cooking cowboy fare.

Just what is kitchari? Kithchari is a dish used in ayurvedic cooking. It is made from a blend of mung beans, basmati rice, vegetables, and spices, and it is designed to be gentle on the digestion and promote gut health. Kitchari can be made in different ways and has references dating back thousands of years. Think of it as a healing flavorful porridge with vegetables.

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This hearty meal is a great source of numerous essential vitamins, minerals, and protein and is a great source of dietary fiber. The unique blend of spices used in kitchari not only adds flavor but also has a balancing property for every constitution. A kitchari cleanse is thought to eliminate accumulated toxins from the body, improve digestion and restore regular bowel movements, remove heaviness and congestion in the body, support healthy body weight or weight loss, and boost energy levels. Most of all it promotes overall health and wellness through food.

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