Dr Oz: Green Mung Bean Soup & Banyan Botanical Kitchari Spice Mix

By on May 11, 2012

Dr Oz: Ayurvedic Weight Loss Secrets

You’ve tried numerous diet methods to lose weight but nothing has worked. On today’s show, Dr Oz was joined by Holistic Nutritionist, Sunita Mohan, to reveal the secrets to successful weight loss with the Ayurvedic diet. It includes recipes for Green Mung Bean Soup, a 6 flavor slimming breakfast sundae and Hot Lemonade. Banyan Botanical Kitchari Spice Mix is a useful cooking tool for Ayurvedic and other dishes. It also encourages consuming Papayas and swishing Sesame Oil in your mouth.

Three women, Tammy (lost 20 lbs), Veronica (lost 21 lbs) and Maria (lost 15 lbs) lost weight effortlessly. This method is unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. These women lost the weight without diet or exercise. Will it work for you?

Dr Oz Ayurvedic Weight Loss Secrets

Dr Oz reveals some Ayurdevic Weight Loss Secrets with recipes for a 6 flavor slimming breakfast sundae and green mung bean soup

Ayurvedic Nutritionist, Sunita Mohan, says this diet is a way of life, it’s the way we live. The Ayurvedic Diet will work for everyone because the diet works on improving our digestion so our food moves properly. Once digestion is corrected, everything else falls into place. The Ayurvedic Diet is different from any other diet because it’s not focused on keeping track of calories or carbs. It simply focuses on how to get digestion moving.

Dr Oz: Green Mung Bean Soup Recipe


1 C whole green mung beans (be sure to first soak them overnight)
2 C water (add ½ tsp salt for added flavor) The water is to cook the beans in the pressure cooker
2 C water (to get the soup consistency)
1 Tbsp sunflower oil
½ tsp mustard seeds (this will give it a spicy flavor)
¼ tsp hing (aka asafoetida)
1 bay leaf
½ tsp Turmeric
1 ½ tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cumin and coriander powder (mix together thoroughly)
1 tsp chopped ginger
½ tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp salt (optional)
1 tsp raw sugar cane (optional)


Soak mung beans overnight in the water
Grind ginger and garlic
Drain the mung beans
Wash beans thoroughly
Cook in a pressure cooker (with the water) until tender—approximately 30 minutes. A regular pot will take longer (45-50 minutes)
Heat the oil in a saucepan
Add mustard seeds and cook til they pop
Add hing, bay leaf, turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger and a pinch of black pepper
Mix well (stir constantly to avoid burning)
Place the cooked beans with the fresh water and the remaining ingredients into the saucepan Bring to a boil
Simmer for a few minutes more to be sure all flavors are combine well
Squeeze on some lemon and you’re good to go!

With this soup, you can lose 5 lbs. The mung beans are easily digested. Dr Oz says to eat this for 3 days and be sure to take a multi-vitamin to be sure you’re getting all of your nutrients.

Dr Oz: Hot Lemonade Recipe

Sunita Mohan says to drink hot lemonade and eat papaya for at least 6 months. In fact, she does this every day. It helps with digestion.


Boil 1 C hot water
Add ginger, fresh lemon and raw honey for a touch of sweetness
Mix together and enjoy

Dr Oz: 6- Flavor Slimming Breakfast Sundae Recipe

Sunita says to add 6 Slimming Flavors to each meal in order to lose weight. Those flavors are bitter, sweet, sour, salty, pungent, astringent. The pungent and astringent flavors come with digestive aids. Spices and herbs are good examples of pungent and astringent flavors.


¼ C of oats
¼ C flax seeds, freshly ground (pungent)
¼ C sesame seeds
20 almonds, crushed
2 Tbsp raisins (you can also use chopped dates or prunes)
1 ½ C yogurt (2% preferred) (sour)
1sliced banana (astringent)
1 C berries (Use fresh if in season. Frozen is okay, too. Use blackberries, blueberries, or raspberries) (sweet)

Optional Ingredients:
Mint (for garnish)
Pinch of ginger & salt (to taste)


Mix the dry ingredients together
Use 2 parfait glasses to layer 2 Tbsp of yogurt, dry ingredient mixture, bananas and then berries
Repeat layers until glass is filled to the top.

Optional: Garnish, with mint add then add a pinch of ginger & salt, to taste

Be sure to have the flavors at one time. Doctor Oz tasted the parfait. Guess what? He loved it! He passed it around to some of the audience members in the front row, who stated it was delish! (This one actually looked yummy!)

Trying this yummy dessert at home? Leave me a message and let me know how it tastes! Good luck!

Dr Oz: Banyan Botanical Kitchari Spice Mix Review

For those lazy people (including me) looking for a simpler solution, try Banyan Botanical-Kitchari Spice Mix. Simply mix a teaspoon of the powder into your stir-fry or other foods. It contains all 6 flavors.

Sesame Oil Mouth Swish

To help with digestion, Sunita says to take 1 Tbsp of sesame oil and swish it in your mouth. Swish for only 3 minutes when just starting out. The goal is to get to 20 minutes. This swish mixes with your saliva and helps to remove toxins from your body. (Be sure to spit it out.)

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Comments to Dr Oz: Green Mung Bean Soup & Banyan Botanical Kitchari Spice Mix


    Thank you so much for caring about all of us to help us I am going to try the mung bean soup, lemonade and sundae. Bless you and your staff…suzanne

  2. You’ll want to use the ghee instead of sunflower oil! I made it first with this version and then realized after going over my ingredient list that it didn’t call for ghee. By adding the ghee it gives it a much richer, deeper flavor, and has a far more satisfying feeling and taste. You’ll be surprised how much the taste differs not to mention it masks the “aroma” of the hing :)

  3. I have tried the soup, this is the third day, I like the taste, it really satisfies your hunger, but, I was disappointed in the digestion part, I released alot of toxins after the first day, but it is now the third and no toxin release, maybe its just me and my system …anyone else experience this ?

  4. Ms. Silva says:

    How long
    Do you wait to do the diet again… I did it and lost 4 pounds and I want to do it again.

  5. Rut yamane says:

    hi shasta terra I gpt ur massage thanks for your information

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