Mung beans may seem like a very ordinary common ingredient used for making desserts; little did we know that it has excellent detoxing properties and it is considered a super food in TCM!
Clear the skin and reduce acne
Clear toxins from the body
Reduce water retention
Clear heat and prevent summer heat-stroke
Barley can enhance the function of the kidney, clean up the heat and promote urination. As a result, it is also very helpful for the patients who suffer from edema. Chinese pearl barley is used as a traditional Chinese tonic for primarily the skin, lungs, and the spleen.
Keeps Colon and Intestine Healthy
Supports Immune System
Preserves Skin Elasticity
Controls Blood Cholesterol Levels
Prevents Heart Disease & Cancer
At Supreme Q.X. Beauty Spa (Bishan) we treat our ladies with a variety of super food desserts everyday to complement their treatment. Having our yummy bowl of super food after a detox treatment can help to soothe and energise your body. We cook our super food desserts – with love – every morning to ensure its freshness. We believe that a pairing a well nourished and balanced diet is key to good skin and healthy body!
Here is our recipe for this delicious and nourishing super food dessert:
MUNG BEAN BARLEY SOUP RECIPE (SLOW COOKER VERSION)
150g sweet potatoes (cut into medium cubes)-
100g mung beans (wash thoroughly)
100g barley (wash thoroughly)
100g candied winter melon strips (or to taste)
1 knotted pandan leaf
6 cups of hot water
1) Place all the ingredients into a slow-cooker. Add the water. Stir the ingredients.
2) Cook on high until the beans are tender. It usually takes about 2.5-3 hours.
3) Add some rock sugar for sweetness.
Add more water if you prefer more soup/less chunky.
If you would like to see us share more recipes and tips for eating good, tell us in the comments! Share with us what is your favourite superfood.