Moong Bean Shake

Frozen moong beans, frozen banana and frozen grapes made this Moong Bean Shake super thick and delicious! It is just right amount of sweetness to give you an energy boost!

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…

…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

Moong Bean Shake

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Shashi
Frozen moong beans, frozen banana and frozen grapes made this Moong Bean Shake super thick and delicious! It is just right amount of sweetness to give you an energy boost!


  • 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


  • Place all the ingredients in a blender
  • And blend on high till well incorporated
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 112g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 264mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 88g
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  1. Okay so I was semi right with my grapes guess! I applaud you, Shashi…such a creative use of moong beans. I would never think to use them in a smoothie 🙂

  2. I have never heard of or used Moong beans! This smoothie looks super interesting – will have to give them a try!

  3. Love that video – Chris and were talking just the other day that as great as it is that so many people (at least that we know) go to the Dominican Republic or Haiti to help people, there is so much that can be done right where we live – this is a perfect example of something!!!
    And,I never would have guessed moong beans since I’ve never used them!

  4. Ack! The comment box ate my comment. Grrr. Here we go again…

    Where do you come up with these creative ideas, lady?! I would have -never- thought to add beans to a smoothie, but I imagine that it definitely helps add to the thickness 😀 And, as always, I love the positivity in this post. There are so many good people and so many amazing stories out there. The world isn’t as bad of a place as media makes it out to be, and I definitely think that the good needs more attention.

  5. I’ve never had mung beans in a shake! And would never have guessed this. Really fun dish — thanks.

  6. Yup, would have never guessed that! haha Ahh well 🙂

    I’ve never used moong beans before but you definitely have me intrigued! Especially since I sure do love my smoothies!

  7. Moong beans?!! Mind blown!! i’ve never had moong beans! 5 mintues ago i was just going about my life as usual, now all i want is to somehow find moong beans and try them (preferably in this shake)! i dont even know if they have these at my grocery store. are they a common item? this might take some research…

  8. What interesting shake! I read the previous post and would never have guessed moong beans. I found the frozen grapes an interesting addition to a smoothie, but the moong beans are even more interesting. What a healthy and delicious shake!

  9. Wow! I’m always pretty impressed with your mystery ingredient recipes, but I would never have guesse moong beans. I’m not even sure I knew what they were, but let’s pretend I didn’t just say that!
    Love the grapes you’ve added in, too!
    Love the video, Shashi … incredible!

  10. Moong bean? Really? I would have never guessed it. I missed the game, ahhh…. =/
    Hope I can participate next time and I really need to check out this moong bean shake. It’s anew mysterious drink!

  11. Moong beans are used in so many sweet desserts in China so I know it would be delicious in your shake and very healthy too. They make ice lollies from them and hot sweet dessert soups too. love your shake and using frozen grapes is a great idea. Just shared! thanks, BAM

  12. 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!

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