The black bean’s potassium, folate, vitamin B6 and phytonutrient content, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. The fiber in black beans also helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease.
Black Bean Brownies
- 1 can black beans (pre-cooked), drained and rinsed (approx. 200g post draining)
- 1 heaped tbsp raw cacao powder
- 2 heaped tbsp choc protein powder (or get creative with other flavours!)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 1.5 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- optional: 2 tsp sweetener, such as Natvia
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor, and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a greased or lined square/rectangular pan.
- Bake for 25 mins, or until ever so crispy on top
- Remove from the oven, place in the fridge and allow to semi-harden overnight.
- You can also put it in the freezer to make it extra firm (and last longer!)
(recipe inspired by Natvia)