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Maha Detox: A Post-Holiday Soup Recipe

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After the rich foods and pampering from the holidays, this soup is the perfect recipe to get you back to a healthy routine. This hearty warm soup refreshingly awakens your taste buds from all the low (zero)-nutrient foods from this holiday season.

Maha Detox Recipe

I call this the “Maha Detox” soup because of the high-nutrient veggies and the deeply nourishing/detoxifying Ayurvedic spices used as ingredients.

The recipe is simple and takes less than 40 mins. To make this a detox soup, do not use any kind of oil. You won’t feel the difference as the soup is rich in flavor with freshly made spices and veggie stock. These three simple rules will ensure a healthy recipe for you:

Simple 3 Rule

  1. Fresh veggies required for your body type
  2. Fresh home-made veggie stock
  3. Perfectly blended Ayurvedic spices

Ingredients

  • 1 cup assorted veggies (string beans, onions, celery, and red-yellow peppers)
  • 1/2 cup assorted root veggies (carrots and yams/beets, skip if high in kapha)
  • 1 cup mixed baby greens (spinach, kale, and chard)
  • 1/2 cup (red kidney) beans (optional)
  • 1–2 tsp minced ginger-garlic paste
  • 2–4 tsp Ayurvedic spice mix (cumin, coriander, cinnamon, turmeric, black pepper, clove)
  • 1–2 cups veggie stock (preferably home-made veggie stock)
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Steam cook the root veggies separately so that they get well incorporated into the soup.
  2. In a big stockpot, on low heat, add the Ayurvedic spice mix and dry roast the mixture until you smell the appetizing aroma.
  3. Now, add the assorted chopped veggies to this mixture and saute for a few mins.
  4. Add 1 cup of veggie stock and simmer with a covered lid for about 15–20 mins. Once the veggies look translucent and mushy, add the chopped greens and extra veggie stock and let it simmer again for about 10 mins.
  5. Add extra water and the cooked root veggies to the soup. Add more water only to bring the soup to a nice watery consistency and simmer at the end for about 5 more mins.

Cold and moist winter days beg for a hearty steamy soup – so enjoy this piping hot!

The Struggles Of Your Body During Holidays

The holidays is a special time of the year in spite of all the frantic shopping and the restless traffic. But it can be quite stressful to the body and mind, what with the number of things to be done. I agree that it can be challenging to take care of yourself and keep a fit body, mind, and spirit at this time.

Take any discomfort of the body as a sign that your body needs you to get back to a healthy routine of fresh, high-nutrition food.

When you eat home-made fresh food every day and then, all of a sudden, put your body through a lot of heavy restaurant foods, it takes a toll on your body. For the last couple of days, my body started rebelling with a lot of kapha imbalance, resulting in sore throat and coughing.

According to Ayurveda, kapha dosha is balanced by eating freshly made warm and well spiced foods, which heat the body. The spices that produce heat thin out the mucous formation by regulating the moisture level in our bodies.

It’s a shiny new year and the holidays are now behind us. It’s time to look ahead and re-discover our inner stillness, our inner self.

Akshata Sheelvant
Star Expert

Akshata Sheelvant is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. She is the founder of an Ayurvedic vegan website called JeevaLifestyle. Akshata is passionate about enabling and empowering individuals to eat to their unique body constitution by incorporating Ayurvedic wisdom combined with Western practicality. She strongly believes that the principle of balance and moderation are key to living a healthy salubrious lifestyle. She regularly shares Ayurvedic articles, dosha-specific recipes, and vegan news on JeevaLifestyle facebook page. Her personal knowledge on Ayurveda is shared on Twitter and she invites you to savor her recipe collage on Pinterest.

Akshata Sheelvant
Star Expert

Akshata Sheelvant is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. She is the founder of an Ayurvedic vegan website called JeevaLifestyle. Akshata is passionate about enabling and empowering individuals to eat to their unique body constitution by incorporating Ayurvedic wisdom combined with Western practicality. She strongly believes that the principle of balance and moderation are key to living a healthy salubrious lifestyle. She regularly shares Ayurvedic articles, dosha-specific recipes, and vegan news on JeevaLifestyle facebook page. Her personal knowledge on Ayurveda is shared on Twitter and she invites you to savor her recipe collage on Pinterest.

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Lynda Warren
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Well it sounds good. Would someone make it for me please?! :) ;) :) >3 lol

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Yes!! We will definitely \U0001f60f\U0001f60f

Maha Brauch
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Kika DY
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Hello if I am pregnant i can eat this soup?

Manahil Sami
Manahil Sami 5pts

Lol really? Uh oh. We're gonna need to teach him to be tougher ourselves then

Maha Siddiqi
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Nope it's from the dads side \U0001f612 lolll there both sensitive

Manahil Sami
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I guess Umar's sensitivity comes from you lol

Manahil Sami
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Lmaoo oh yeah you definitely are \U0001f618

Maha Siddiqi
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Lmaoo yes!! \U0001f370\U0001f44d\U0001f3fc I'm just sweet like that!

Manahil Sami
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Ahaha motoo \U0001f602\U0001f495 brownie or any desert really \U0001f60b

Maha Siddiqi
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Lol I know rite, wish it was a brownie instead \U0001f609

Manahil Sami
Manahil Sami 5pts

Damn girl you got food name after you now

Maha Siddiqi
Maha Siddiqi 5pts

Sania Tahir Manahil Sami lol this soup tho

Maha Sid
Maha Sid 5pts

Hahaha I am so famous lately \U0001f60d

Ray Schuettich
Ray Schuettich 5pts

I also love miso in a Japanese restaurant. (Hint)

Ray Schuettich
Ray Schuettich 5pts

I love Campbell's with those big floppy wet noodles. Or Lipton, in a pinch.

Anita Few
Anita Few 5pts

May have to make a note of this!

Karin Hagel
Karin Hagel 5pts

Ohhh that looks good and easy?!! :-)

Susan Gaynor
Susan Gaynor 5pts

Jarred Pearman make a batch of this and freeze some!

Tara Nand
Tara Nand 5pts

Namaste This soup looks so delicious Love to have some lol

Dagmar Mikkila
Dagmar Mikkila 5pts

I guess it would be helpful to know whay your type is.

Anna Jones
Anna Jones 5pts

Aly I'm very busy right now but I really don't go out

Susan Dodds
Susan Dodds 5pts

Looks like what we have all the time we call it grandpas soup xx

Dan Cefa
Dan Cefa 5pts

This would be great in 6 hours