Sunday, October 7, 2012

Tasting Table's Cocoa-Bean Smoothie

In the mood for something sweet but trying to eat healthy? Try this amazing Cocoa-Bean Smoothie recipe from the Tasting Table. It's so richly super chocolatey that it's hard to believe it's filled with beans!

For an added kick, add a teaspoon of chili powder before blending and a dusting of cinnamon on top.

  • 1 tablespoon Dutch-processed cocoa powder
    1 ripe banana, peeled (preferably frozen or semi-frozen)
    ½ cup canned black beans, rinsed
    ⅓ cup chocolate-flavored rice milk  (Brunch Philly used coconut milk instead)
    2 teaspoons honey
    3 ice cubes


In a small bowl, stir together the cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon water until smooth. To a blender jar, add the banana, black beans, rice milk, honey, ice cubes and cocoa-water mixture. Blend on medium speed to incorporate, then increase the speed to high and blend until smooth and frothy, about 2 minutes. Pour into a tall glass and serve. 
Calories per Serving: 327; Sodium: 34mg; Total Carbohydrate: 73g; Fiber: 12g; Fat: 3g

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