Vegan | Vegan Recipes


March 11, 2019

Who doesn’t like brownies?!? Being healthy doesn’t mean you have to throw out all desserts and live off of kale. Every batch I make of these “weight loss brownies” is gone in less than 24 hours. You would NEVER know that the secret ingredient is Black Beans! I love black beans – they are excellent for our digestion, and are high in a kind of fiber called resistant starch – which helps to make us feel fuller and can travel all the way through our digestive tract without being digested. Resistant starch has been shown to help promote weight loss.  Recent research has linked the consumption of beans to reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and several types of cancer. So basically they are a superfood 🙌🏼💥

If you have a sweet tooth like me but don’t want the guilt that comes with must desserts, you might like my Sugar Free Pumpkin Protein Blondies.

Recipe is simple:

1 1/2 cups of prepared black beans
½ cup of coconut oil
½ cup dark chocolate chips (ideally 60% cacao) – Use semi-sweet if you can’t find dark.
¼ cup unsweetened raw cacao powder
2/3 cup organic Xylitol or sugar-free sweetener (Swerve is my fave)
2 flax eggs
⅓ cup of agave
2 Tablespoons chia seed (soaked in 4 Tablespoons of water)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
½ tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. baking powder
¾ teaspoon xanthan gum (you can make it without this, it will be fudgier)
¼ cup coconut flour (or leave out the flour for a softer, more fudge-like brownie)

Throw it all into a food processor then bake at 350 F for about 30-35 min

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