Stay Cool with Mung Bean Soup

Servings: 4 to 8


1 Pound Dried Mung Beans
8 Cups Water
Sugar or Honey


Place the mung beans in a pot with the water and heat until boiling. Simmer for 2 hours, until the beans are softened. Add sugar or honey to taste. If suffering from skin problems, omit the sugar. Drink hot or cold during dry, hot weather.

Mung beans are available at most Asian markets.

From the book Total Health the Chinese Way by Esther Ting, PhD, and Marianne Jas, MA. Excerpted by arrangement with Da Capo Lifelong, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Copyright © 2009.