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A Super-Healthy Butter

I am a huge fan of mung beans, or as my grandma called them, mungo beans. I will definitely be trying this recipe. I’ve got a bag of the beans in my pantry to use right now!

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Peanuts, chickpeas, almonds, hazelnuts. Those are all healthy things by themselves, but when we make butter out of them, we put in a ton of oils. Yes, oils do have good healthy fats, but let’s be honest — how many of us actually only manage to eat recommended servings of anything with the word “butter” in it? Yeah. I didn’t raise my hand either. 

So I decided to use something else: mung beans. 

To be honest, smashing mung beans and making it yummy isn’t a new invention — mung bean paste is something used across Asia to jazz up pastries. This mung bean butter is more like a simplified version of an old Chinese favorite.

Whoa. That just sounded like a description of me, in comparison to my parents. 

Also, mung beans are really healthy. Just ask my friend the Nutrition Label: 

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(Don’t be freaked out by the 330 calories thing. Unless you’re…

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