Saturday 27 November 2010


The Magnificient Mung Beans/Grønne bønner/绿豆[lǜ dòu]

For babies from 7 months.

1. Soak 1 cup of mung beans with water and a few drops of lemon or lime for 8 – 12 hours or overnight. Then drain and discard water.

2. Boil the mung beans in a pot with 2 inches of water over the beans for 45 minutes to an hour until tender (watch out that the water doesn’t dry up, if so, add more water)

3. Dish out the cooked beans from the water (tip: you can use the water for soup)

4. Add 5 teaspoons of formula milk powder and 5 teaspoons of vegetable oil

5. Puree with blender

1. Cool down, pour into ice cube tray and freeze.

2. Once frozen, knock the cubes out and store them in freezer bags (makes 2-3 ice cube trays, can store up to 8 weeks)

To serve:
1. De-frost 1 cube of mung bean in fridge or room temperature, then warm for 15-30 seconds in microwave

2. When cooled, mash in ¼ fresh banana to make it more sweet for baby (optional) and serve

Nutritional Value:
Mung beans are high in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Folate, Copper, Manganese, Protein, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and complex carbohydrates

It is very important to boil the beans for at least 45 mins, as lectins is broken down in the cooking process. Otherwise, lectins may interfere with the absorption of the good proteins.


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