Vata Season is upon us and it is a great time to strengthen our immune systems as we fortify for the winter, Kapha season.
We tend to believe the beginning of Spring season is the only time to do a cleanse. However, Ayurveda believes that seasonal cleanses help to maintain our bodies and mind in the long run. Think of it as a little reset to get your insides ready for the winter season. However, if you're anything like me, doing any type of cleanse is easier when you're doing it with others. It helps to keep you accountable and it's nice to have the moral support when the hanger kicks in!
With this Fall Soup cleanse the goal is to clean our large intestine and lungs. You're probably wondering why soup? Well, simply put, in the eyes of Ayurveda juice cleanses are not good for our system. Plus if you remember what we said about Vata season and it's qualities, the last thing we want is to introduce cold, light drinks into our system. If I'm being completely honest, I just don't have enough time to craft my own soup recipes and searched high and low for the perfect soup cleanse recipe book that understood the principles of Ayurveda. I love my soupelina's soup cleanse recipe book by Elina Fuhrman for this reason.
If you want to be a part of the cleanse happening the weekend of October 21st, all you have to do is send me an email and let me know you're down! Doesn't matter where you are physically located, it's all going down virtually. I will send out the ingredients list to the group along with all the recipes. All you have to do is buy your stuff, make your soup and share your experience with everyone else in the group online!
The soup cleanse consists of five different soups a day for three days. You can do five days, but since this is our first one all together, we'll keep it light. The soups are:
- "Guys and Dhals" for breakfast, which is a dhal soup made of split yellow mung beans.
- Coconut galangal broth for midmorning snack.
- "I'll be Bok, Choy!" for lunch, which consists of - suprise - bok choy! Along with other deliciousness like daikon, carrots, onions.
- Lemongrass cleansing broth for mid-afternoon snack.
- "Lentil Me Entertain You" for dinner, which is a hearty lentil soup with all kinds of goodness.
Seriously, these soups are so good, it's hard to believe you're cleansing!