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Sprouted Mung Bean & Rice With Coconut Flakes

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How to Make Sprouted Mung Bean & Rice with Coconut Flakes

SERVINGS: 3
PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 60 MINUTES

STYLE: WESTERN
PREPARATION: BOILED
FOR OCCASION: ON-THE-MEND

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Soak the mung beans overnight in water. Drain and cover. Let sit until evening or until the beans have begun to sprout.

Bring the water to a boil and add mung beans. Cook until the beans start to get tender (about 1 hour). Add rice and remaining ingredients and cook until rice is tender.

For faster cooking time put the mung beans in the food processor before cooking and give a few short bursts to split to beans.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Relatively tridoshic; includes ginger & black pepper for Kapha. Although legumes cause gas and constipation, mung beans are safer for Vata dosha and are a good source of protein.

WHAT IS SPROUTED MUNG BEAN & RICE WITH COCONUT FLAKES?

Taste the prana of living food - experiment with sprouted mung beans. The colorful green of the bean balanced with white. Coconut adds aroma and comfort to legumes/daals. Discovered in East Moriches, Long Island, NY.

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Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Sprouted Mung Bean & Rice with Coconut Flakes Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Sprouted Mung Bean & Rice with Coconut Flakes' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.
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INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Crunchy

CRUNCHY

Makes an audible noise when you eat them. Can provide fun texture variation.

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Aromatic

MILD AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Sprouted Mung Bean & Rice with Coconut Flakes
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Quenches Thirst

QUENCHES-THIRST

An herb or substance that relieves thirst.

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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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Relieves Burning

RELIEVES-BURNING

Herbs that soothe a burn or reduce an internal burning sensation, such as aloe vera.

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Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

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Strengthens Resolve

STRENGTHENS-RESOLVE

Increases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.

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, Makes Jittery,
Makes You Tired

MAKES-YOU-TIRED

Induces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.

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Brain Tonic

BRAIN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens the brain and thereby enhances memory or other cognitive functions and improves mental stamina or stability.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Refreshing

REFRESHING

Stimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Tonic

TONIC

A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Flushes Sinuses

FLUSHES-SINUSES

An herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.

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Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

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Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

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Cardiac Stimulant

CARDIAC-STIMULANT

Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.

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Vasodilator

VASODILATOR

A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.

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Refrigerant

REFRIGERANT

An herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

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Livotonic

LIVOTONIC

An herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or contain beta-carotene.

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Raises Thyroid

RAISES-THYROID

An herb that increases thyroid function.

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Constituents:
Soluble Fiber, Carbohydrate, Fats, Tannins,
Inositol

INOSITOL

Inositol is an alcohol sugar made naturally in the human body from glucose. It is lipotropic (aiding fat metabilism in the liver). It affects a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, steroid, growth factors and water.

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, Protein,
Phytates

PHYTATES

Phytates prevent absorption of nutrients. They are commonly found in all seeds, including nuts, grains, and beans. Sprouting greatly reduces phytate content, as well as long, slow cooking with vinegar.

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Saponins

SAPONINS

Can be used to make soap. Saponins stimulate mucus membrane secretion, liquefying mucus for easy removal (expectorant).

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, Sodium

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Strengthens-resolve, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator

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Mustard Powder

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Jackfruit has these Actions in Common

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Strengthens-resolve, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Coconut Butter

Coconut Butter has these Actions in Common

Livotonic, Refrigerant, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Brain-tonic, Raises-thyroid, Tonic

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Coconut Flakes

Coconut Flakes has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Brain-tonic, Raises-thyroid, Tonic, Livotonic, Refrigerant

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Coconut Cream

Coconut Cream has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Brain-tonic, Raises-thyroid, Tonic, Livotonic, Refrigerant

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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil has these Actions in Common

Brain-tonic, Raises-thyroid, Tonic, Livotonic, Refrigerant, Anti-inflammatory, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy

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Honey Dew

Honey Dew has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Quenches-thirst, Relieves-burning, Livotonic, Refreshing, Tonic, Nutritive, Refrigerant

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Acai

Acai has these Actions in Common

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Daikon Radish

Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Anti-inflammatory, Digestive, Refreshing

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Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Quenches-thirst, Refreshing, Refrigerant, Stimulates-energy, Anti-inflammatory, Tonic, Brain-tonic, Wakes-you-up, Digestive, Nutritive

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Diuretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Wakes-you-up, Anti-inflammatory, Cardiac-stimulant

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Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nutritive, Raises-thyroid, Soothes-throat, Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Digestive

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Punarnava

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Anti-inflammatory, Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Tonic, Vasodilator

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Cardiac-stimulant

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Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Strengthens-resolve, Wakes-you-up

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Sniff raw onions, chopped has these Actions in Common

Vasodilator, Wakes-you-up, Anti-inflammatory, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Refreshing

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Nasya Oil

Nasya Oil has these Actions in Common

Flushes-sinuses, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Wakes-you-up, Brain-tonic

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Cardiac-stimulant, Digestive, Raises-thyroid, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Raises-thyroid, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant

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About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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