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Mystery Shake Ingredient Reveal…

To all of y’all who entertain my desire for playing games (not with y’alls hearts – but with y’alls minds) and participate in my monthly “Mystery Ingredient” posts, I just wanna say a big thank YOU!

Y’alls guesses – from kale, to avocados, to edamame, to green lima beans, to spirulina, to pistachios – have given me a host of ingredients to add to my future green shakes!

For this one though…I was hoping y’all would look real close…oops, not so close you bump your nose into the screen…

mystery green shake

…and see the pieces of Moong beans (aka mung beans) that were not pulverized by my blender! A big virtual high five to Sam for guessing correctly – to everyone else – a HUMONGOUS Virtual Hug for playing along!

Speaking of hugs and thank you’s; I came across this video of a 66 year young man -who, even though he isn’t in the best of circumstances, shows so much gratitude for a strangers kindness.

Sometimes, when things are humming along splendidly, it is easy for me to be positive and polite and kind and thankful. But, sometimes, when life throws me a curve-ball and I begin to put my positive thoughts, polite words and kind deeds on the backbench – I so need a reminder that if “Albert” can be thankful, so can I-no matter what or how hard that curve-ball comes.

So thank YOU again and now back to this shake with mysterious moong…

moong bean shake

Most times when I pick up a pack of moong beans, I cook a big batch and freeze them; and then add them to muffins or stews when needed, or in this case to this shake!

The frozen moong beans, frozen half of a banana and frozen grapes made this shake super thick, and the honey and cinnamon added the right amount of sweetness – for me, at least. My daughter ended up squeezing a humongous amount of honey into hers to sweeten it up – something for you to keep in mind if you try this.

moong beans in a shake

Moong Bean Shake


  • 1 cup cooked and frozen moong beans
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen grapes
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey - or more if you like a sweeter shake
  • 1/2 a frozen banana


  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender
  2. And blend on high till well incorporated
  3. Enjoy!

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Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)

Thursday 11th of September 2014

Wow! Would never have thought of adding mung beans to a shake. I usually make a salad with it. Going to give it a try!


Sunday 10th of August 2014

Haha nope, I never would have guessed moon beans! You are so clever and creative with your mystery ingredients :) Love that you used them in a smoothie, sounds brilliant and so healthy!

Curry and Comfort

Saturday 9th of August 2014

Wow, mung beans... that's a new trick on me. What a interesting idea... healthy too. :)

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Friday 8th of August 2014

I never would have guesses moong beans! I never would have thought to add them to a shake!


Friday 8th of August 2014

I've had savoury mung before - but this sound intriguing


Saturday 9th of August 2014

thanks !