Why Mung Bean Fettuccine?

It’s no secret that I like to test new and interesting things in the kitchen, so when I came across this mung bean fettuccine from Asian Explore I had to give it a go and see how I could use it in recipes.

So I like this as an alternative because it’s gluten-free, vegan, organic and the ingredients are organic mung beans and water. Best of all you don’t feel that heaviness after eating it as you would a pasta meal – so yes very awesome indeed!

How do I cook mung bean fettuccine?

What a great alternative to pasta, so perfect for those of you that are transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. It’s also much easier to prepare than pasta, which is also a bonus for many of you. Here are the two ways you can prepare it:

  1. soak it for a few hours in water (great if you are on a raw diet)
  2. add boiling water to it and it’s ready in 2 mins.

The cost…

It isn’t as cheap as a packet of budget pasta, but I seem to be able to get 3-4 meals out of each pack.

I have it with lots of vegetables, make a really pretty plate of it to make more meals from it. I also see it as a treat every now and then when I feel like something pasta-like. I think the bigger picture is not to look at the cost or how much more you can get, but more the long-term cost of your health!

Making simple swaps like this to healthier alternatives is the easiest way to start eating better with the foods you love!

Mung BeansThe Health Benefits

Mung beans are one of the healthiest sources of plant protein, so if you’re on a Vegan or Vegetarian diet they are perfect.  Mung beans are packed with nutrients as they contain a high source of manganese, potassium, magnesium, folate, copper, zinc and various B vitamins.

These tiny little beans are packed with nutrition and contain a range of phytonutrients that are considered anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory, so they will help you as part of a healthy lifestyle to boost your immunity, so your body can better fight against fight harmful bacteria, viruses, colds, rashes, irritations and more.

My Fancy Mung Bean Fettuccine Recipe

Bottom layer

  • Thinly sliced red and white cabbage
  • Julianne style carrot

Middle layer

  • Pasta with pesto

Top layer

  • Mushroom lightly fried with coconut oil and spinach
  • Garnish – dill from the garden

I love having this pasta alternative with my homemade raw pesto recipe!

Raw pesto for mung bean fettuccine

 

Raw Basil Pesto Recipe

Ingredients

• 2 bunches of fresh basil
• 1 juice of a lemon
• 1 tsp cayenne pepper
• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 1 cup cashew nuts soaked overnight
• 2 cloves of garlic
• dash of salt & pepper
• 1/4 cup water

I hope you are thinking about transitioning to the healthier lifestyle and if you want to know more about how to do this drop me an email and I can let you know how I can help you. Also, let me know if you have any other pasta alternatives 🙂

Mung bean infographic

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