Bangin' Black Bean Brownies
3 Ways to KICK the SUGAR HABIT + RECIPE 👊🏽(hint: you can still eat sweets)
I like sweet stuff. Your homegirl grew up sprinkling snowy white sugar on her frosted flakes. The grit of the crystals in my mouth made me feel like I was overdoing it, so I swirled them around until I could only taste the sweet sand at the bottom of the bowl (am I the only one 🤔?). My brother was straight sugar–he’d put that thing in his soda 🙄
Truth is, there is NOTHING good about processed sugar. It contains:
🚫no essential fats
It just robs you of health, can lead to the development of cancer, damages your liver, and more yuck.
So what did I do to kick the sugar habit and STILL satisfy my sugar tooth?
✔️I switched my sugar. I went from refined sugar to natural sweeteners–dates, raisins, black-strap molasses, chicory root, and coconut palm sugar & maple syrup (more sparingly)
✔️I did a 10-day raw fast cleanse to detox and reset my palate
✔️I learned to enjoy the natural sweetness from bananas, pineapple, and berries (THE BEST) and accept that I didn’t need sweets after every meal (it worked)
And I make these BANGIN’ brownies that always hit the spot 🤤
Recipe: Banging Black Bean Brownies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Good For: Dessert
- 2 cups cooked black beans
- 1/3 cup oat flour (or almond flour)
- 1/3 cup carob powder
- ½ cup almond butter
- ½ cup dates or 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar
- ¼ cup of plant milk
- ¼ cup of maple syrup
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- ½ tsp of baking powder
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- ¼ cup almond butter
- 1 tbs of carob powder
- 3 tbs of plant milk
- Preheat oven to 350
- Blend all the brownie ingredients together slowly in a food processor
- Scoop into a 6”x6” baking dish with parchment paper and spread
- Bake for about 30 minutes
- Once cooled (about 20 minutes), whisk all your ingredients together for the carob frosting and spread over your brownies. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts! Slice and enjoy 🤗
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