A bowl of green mung bean with Coconut and a spicy Lunumiris sambal is a healthy way of getting plant based protein into you. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.
How about a midweek boost of super food?
Green mung beans are a plant based, protein packed food you’ll want to add into your meal times and the best way to do this is by having them for breakfast with a spicy dose of Lunumiris and freshly grated Coconut.
Breakfast idea 7- A Bowl of green mung beans with coconut and Lunumiris.
Since everyone’s got their new year resolution in place, especially when it come to healthy food, convincing adults in trying food that they are not accustomed to is easy. We’ll try anything as long as it’s good for us and helps us lose weight right?
But when it comes to kids and teens, the ugly truth is, healthy, green food won’t go well with them. they’ll grumble, they’ll throw a tantrum, negotiate and sometimes just plain refuse to try it. I’ve been through these dramas so much with the terrible four, I’m almost immune to any type of rebellion against food or anything else they feel like throwing at me.
Let me put it out there, your kids are not going to like today’s breakfast recipe of green mung beans but don’t let that stop you.
Yes, I know you might think it’s odd to write about food the family won’t like but as I much as I say,”try this!, it’s delicious”, “that’s yummy”, I have a responsibility in letting you know of food that is healthy that I get my kids to eat even if there is a lot of four-way negotiations to get them to have at least a few spoons.
So when I have to get the kids to try a bowl of mung for breakfast, I keep it to twice a month. my strategy is to use a bit of persuasive bribing like, “you eat this mung beans and I’ll make you your favorite muffins or breakfast dish”.
Does it work?
well, to a certain extent with a whole lot of grumbling but if I can manage to convince the eldest two to at least give it a try, the youngest two will follow but I’ll take small wins in any form.
How long do you need to soak the green mung beans?
You need to soak the mung beans overnight.
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Recipe- Green mung bean breakfast bowl( Sri Lankan)
To make the (spicy Sambol), follow the Lunumiris recipe which was our first recipe for the breakfast theme this month.
2 cups of raw Green mung beans
Salt to taste.
Cooking on the stove.
3 cups of water
Salt to taste
Freshly grated Coconut.
Fill a large bowl of water and soak the mung beans overnight.
Drain the beans, transfer it to a pan and pour 3 cups of water just enough to cover the Mung.
Boil the Mung beans for 10 minutes and then bring the heat down to simmer until they become soft, which will take between 30-45 minutes, midway through the cooking process add enough Salt to taste.
Once the Mung becomes soft, drain the Mung and enjoy with a spoonful of Lunumiris and fresh Coconut.
Cooking the Mung beans with a Pressure cooker
Add the drained Mung beans into the pressure cooker with 1 and 1/2 cup of water.
Place the lid of the pressure cooker and cook on high heat.
Once the pressure cooker whistle blows, turn the heat to medium and leave it to cook for ten minutes.
Make sure to let the pressure out completely before you open the lid of the pressure cooker. Please take care not to burn yourself from the trapped steam as you open the lid.