Healthy Dessert Recipe: Red Bean Soup

By | November 21, 2009

Red bean soup is my favourite healthy snack or dessert. It stops my craving ‘cos it’s filling and satisfying.

Red beans (also known as adzuki beans) are high in fiber and protein, but low in fat. They are good sources of iron, magnesium, potassium, thiamin and phosphorus.

It is easy to prepare and cook. Any leftover can be stored in the fridge for a few days. Warm it up if you want to eat it hot.

Red Bean Soup

Ingredients:
1 cup of red beans
8 cups of water
1/4 cup of sago (optional)
Brown sugar or stevia

Instructions:
1. Wash and soak read beans in water overnight. Drain.
2. Combine red bean and water in a large pot and bring to boil.
3. Reduce heat and let it simmer in the covered pot for at least 2 hours or until the beans are soft or have broken apart.
4. Add brown sugar or stevia according to taste.
5. Add sago and cook for another 10 minutes or until the sago turns from white to transparent.
6. You can serve it hot or cold.

I grew up eating my mum’s homemade red bean soup and still love it to this day!

Red Bean Popsicles

Alternatively, you can make red bean popsicles. When the red bean soup has cooled down to room temperature, stir it first before pouring into popsicle molds. Place the sticks into the mold and freeze.

I love eating these popsicles in hot weather. They are also a great non-dairy alternative to ice-cream.

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