Immune boosting recipe.
Here is a winter immune boosting recipe from 121personaltraining.com:
Mung beans are members of the legume family and are good source of protein for vegetarians and they are also easier to digest and quicker to cook than any other legumes.
Because mung beans contain a wide range of nutrients they offer a whole host of health benefits for the immune system.
Mung beans are fantastic source of potassium, fibre, B vitamins including folic acid, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper.
When sprouted they develop good amounts of vitamin C.
Soaking them overnight and cooking them with spices such as ginger, cumin, coriander and turmeric can add even more health benefits and they soak up flavours really well.
Mung been and feta warm salad recipe.
150 dried green mung beans
60ml olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp coriander
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
½ tsp dried chilli flakes
1 tsp salt
3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1cm chunks
½ tsp sugar
20g parsley , chopped
Grated zest of 1 lemon
150g feta, broken into chunks
For even easier to digest mung beans soak them overnight with filter water.
Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil, add the beans and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until they are cooked but still retain a bite.
Drain, shake well and transfer to a large bowl.
About three minutes before the beans are done, heat two tablespoons of oil in a small frying pan and add the spices.
Cook on low heat, stirring, then pour the hot oil over the beans, along with the vinegar, garlic, chilli and half a teaspoon of salt.
While the beans are cooking, lay the carrots in a pan large enough for them to form a shallow layer on the bottom.
Pour over about 150ml water – the carrots should be nearly submerged – plus two tablespoons of oil and half a teaspoon each of sugar and salt.
Bring to a boil and keep on a high heat for eight minutes, by which time the water should have evaporated and the carrots become slightly caramelised but still crunchy – drain some liquid, if needed.
We hope you enjoy this immune boosting recipe!
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