Beans in a smoothie!? Yup! This bean is on the sweet side and is super popular in Japan and used in many desserts, so I thought why not? So I googled it and found this recipe. I tweaked it just a tad. Adzuki Beans are chocked full of iron, folic acid and protein which are perfect for me and perfect for my growing toddler! I also used some leftover beans as finger foods for Nico. Check out some more cool facts on Adzuki Beans here and here.
2 Frozen Bananas (Peeled and Chopped and placed in freezer: I’m sure you can use fresh too)
2 Small Figs (Peeled and chopped)
1/2 cup Cooked Adzuki Beans (I used sprouted ones you can get at Wholefoods)
2 Cups Unsweetened Coconut Milk (Or milk of choice)
To make it a “Green Smoothie” add spinach, kale, or any leafy green that you like. It will still taste great. I also added about 3 fresh cut strawberries.
Yields: 2-3 Servings