Craving something sweet but healthy? Try these protein-rich black bean brownies!
Looking for a healthy dessert to curb your sweet tooth? Chef Nicole Spence has you covered with these Black Bean Brownies.
Blend beans until smooth, or mash with a fork
In addition to the fiber, protein, and iron found in black beans, this recipe is full of heart-healthy ingredients. Eating walnuts as part of a balanced diet can help you maintain healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels, both of which can lower your risk for developing heart disease. Walnuts and cocoa can also protect your heart by reducing inflammation.
When baking these brownies, look for cocoa with a high percentage of non-fat cocoa solids. The higher this percentage, the better the cocoa is for your heart. (Find out more about how different cocoa products measure up here.)
Check out the nutrition facts for one black bean brownie below!*
*Nutrition facts are estimated and based on the brand that is purchased at the supermarket. To ensure accuracy of total nutrient intake, it is recommended that you read the food labels on each product.
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“Free Nutrition Label Generator,” OnlineLabels.com. Accessed February 27, 2017.
Healthfirst Nutrition Team
“In the Journals: Cocoa Reduces Inflammation Associated with Heart Disease,” Harvard Health Publications. February 2010.
“SuperTracker,” United States Department of Agriculture. Accessed February 27, 2017.
“Top Three Reasons Walnuts are Good for Your Heart,” Walnuts.org. Accessed March 8, 2017.