Detox Protein Shake

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Asparagus, daikon radish, moringa, cilantro, parsley, turmeric, and kulthi are all champion cleansers. A natural side effect of this cleansing process is reduced inflammation and increased physical and mental vitality. Enjoy this shake two to three times a week. (NB: This shake is not for pregnant or nursing mothers.)


Serves 1 or 2              Prep: 1 minute            Cook: 3 to 4 minutes


8 stalks asparagus, trimmed and chopped

½ cup peeled and thinly sliced daikon radish

2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

2 teaspoons moringa leaf powder

1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander

½ teaspoon Soma Salt

½ teaspoon Mom’s Masala

¼ teaspoon ground turmeric

¼ cup chopped cilantro (loosely packed)

3 tablespoons coarsely chopped parsley leaves

2 tablespoons Vegan Protein Powder

2 tablespoons Kulthi Detox Protein Powder

2 teaspoons olive oil

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice (or to taste)

2 to 3 turns of the peppermill


  1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil; add the asparagus, daikon radish, ginger, moringa, coriander, salt, masala, and turmeric. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes, until the vegetables soften but are still vibrant in color. Remove from the heat and add the cilantro and parsley (to let them wilt a bit).


  1. While the vegetables are cooking, prepare the blender: add 1 more cup of room temperature water, the protein powder, olive oil, lime juice, and pepper. Then add the cooked vegetables and blend until smooth. Adjust the consistency by adding more water, if you like.


  1. Serve warm or at room temperature. Do not let it sit for more than 2 hours.



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6 replies
  1. Gail
    Gail says:

    Perfect timing, Divya! Last night my niece asked me for a good smoothie recipe. She was concerned that she wasn’t getting enough protein in her diet.Like most people, especially busy working mothers, she’s used to eating icy cold vegetables and fruits blended up together which we know is not good for digestion especially in this season. I am sending her the vegan protein powder from and I just forwarded your recipes to her so she can have fast nourishing drinks that are warm and balanced. I suggest you add one more sentence to your recipes. They sound so good that I think people will be tempted to blend them up raw without cooking so you might add a caveat explaining why that’s not a good idea.

    • Divya Alter
      Divya Alter says:

      Thank you for your comment, Gail. I loved your suggestion and added a sentence in the last paragraph of the Introduction! Yeah, I can’t imagine drinking an ice-packed smoothie in this season!

    • Divya Alter
      Divya Alter says:

      Hi Sara, Mom’s Masala is a traditional, tridoshic Ayurvedic blend of 16 different spices that have been pre-toasted individually and then ground together. It is absolutely delicious and very balancing. Because the blend is pre-toasted, you have to add it to the last stage of cooking. It’s also a great travel and eat-out blend to sprinkle on your food to support digestion. You can order it by phone on (not yet available online but available for phone orders) or if you are in Manhattan, come visit us at Divya’s Kitchen–we sell it at our retail section.

    • Divya Alter
      Divya Alter says:

      Hi Jaima,

      You can purchase Mom’s Masala by calling the Prana Center/ and ordering it by phone: 888-324-2634. For a substitute, you could use the Digestive Masala in my cookbook, but Mom’s Masala is just so amazing, a tridoshic blend of 16 pre-toasted spices. It’s so tasty!


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