The Perfect Detox: Green Mung Bean Soup

Anthony Clavien detox soupWhether you are currently on a detox or just want to have a meal that’s good for you, making green mung bean soup is a great menu item with powerful effects.

Mung is a green legume that is high in nutrients and low in calories with just 31 calories per cup.

Combined with certain herbs, this soup breaks down and flushes toxic mucus out of the body.

Health problems such as gout, arthritis and pains in the joints can be eliminated naturally by eating green mung to help in detoxing the liver.

As this meal is easy to prepare, great for all diets, and can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks, green mung bean soup is an ideal detox meal perfect for all occasions.


1 cup whole green mung beans – soaked overnight to soften the legume

2 cups water + 1/2-1 to taste tsp. salt to cook beans in pressure cooker

2 cups water – to achieve the soup consistency

1 tbsp. sunflower oil

1/2 tsp. mustard seeds

1/4 tsp. asafoetida

1 bay leaf

1/2 tsp. turmeric

1 tsp. mixed cumin and coriander powder

11/2 tsp. ginger – chopped

1/2 tsp. garlic – chopped

1 tsp. salt and pepper

11/2 tsp. lemon juice


  1. Soak mung beans overnight to soften the legume.
  2. Drain mung beans, washing them in a colander by hand. Add to a pressure cooker with designated water amount and cook until tender. If using a regular pot, cook the beans until they are broken, which takes about 40 minutes when cooked on medium-high.
  3. Heat sunflower oil, asafetida and mustard seeds in a deep large saucepan on medium. When the mustard seeds begin to pop, add the bay leaf, turmeric, cumin and coriander powder, ginger and a dash of salt and pepper.
  4. Mix well and frequently to prevent ingredients from burning until all ingredients are combined.
  5. Place the cooked beans with the water, ginger and lemon into the saucepan. Bring to a boil then simmer for five minutes. Enjoy!

One thought on “The Perfect Detox: Green Mung Bean Soup

  1. What a great recipe – looks super healthy and yummy. I bet it would be great with cooked carrots or something like that added(though it looks super all by itself)

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