Antioxidant and fiber-rich black beans create a luscious base for these tasty beauty brownies. Raw cacao with coconut butter gives these brownies the moist, chocolaty decadence you have been craving. And the oats and banana contain nutrients that are calming to the nervous system. Oats are rich in beta-glucans, which promote good digestive health, lowered lipid levels as well as benefits to the neurological and immune systems. While high carb treats can trigger intense cravings, the right dose of healthy, nutrient-dense carbohydrates can quickly satisfy even the strongest urge to raid your cupboards this holiday season! The best part of these beauty brownies is that they are 100% real foods – based and contain zero refined flours and sugars. Bananas add a touch of natural sweetness without the aftermath of your traditional bakery brownie. Bake a batch of these to have something nourishing (not naughty!) on hand for weeks when the office goodies are just too irresistible. (Note: If you are intolerant of grains, excluding the oats from the recipes won’t impact how it turns out. You can exchange 1/4 shredded coconut in place of the oats).
Healthy Beauty Brownies
1 15oz can black beans
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
1/2 cup raw cacao
1 tablespoon monk fruit or 2 – 3 drops stevia
1/2 cup oats (optional)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Optional?? 16 Scoops of Reserveage collagen
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and spread mixture into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper.
Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and spread mixture into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake 25 minutes, remove from oven, and place on cooling rack for 15 minutes.
Cut and serve, or store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts: (makes 16 brownies) Fat: 9g Protein: 5g Fiber: 4g Carb: 13g Net Carb: 9g