As a cancer survivor, I’m always on the lookout for recipes that fit in with my empowered eating plan. That’s a fancy way of saying – eat as many cancer-kicking foods as possible!
I totally believe that a whole foods plant-based lifestyle will provide you with maximum nutrition, boost your immune system AND minimise your exposure to harmful foods. I like the word ‘based’ because it means you don’t have to be legalistic or dogmatic. I choose not to eat animal products at home but if my girlfriend’s husband has caught some fish I will enjoy some at their place.
In my quest to maximise nutrition AND fibre, I eat whole foods. This means whole grains rather than flour. Whole food sources of fat like avocados, olives, nuts & seeds rather than liquid oil. And I try to get my sweetness from whole fruit and dried fruit rather than liquid sugar. 
I get my protein from beans & lentils. Legumes are a combination of protein and complex carbohydrate. In fact, the carbohydrate is called resistant starch, which means very little glucose actually gets absorbed in the small intestine, but instead makes its way down to your large intestine where it gives your good gut bacteria a good feed.
So what does this have to do with brownies? 
Can you imagine my excitement when I discovered a recipe that ticked all the nutritional boxes AND was a delicious chocolate treat!?
Dates as the sweetener, some almond paste/butter and almond flour/meal as the healthy fat AND just to tip me over the edge into nutrition heaven….a can of black beans!
You can’t beat perfection so I haven’t tried, but I have made a few tweaks to the recipe:
  1. Use 200ml of boiling water to soak the dates and reserve this liquid.
  2. Use all of this reserved liquid instead of the almond milk.
  3. Make the recipe as per instructions.
  4. Instead of using a baking tin, I use the silicone mini muffin trays – one batch makes exactly 24 mini muffins.
  5. As soon as they come out of the oven, place half a square of the 70% or 85% Lindt dark chocolate on each muffin. When the chocolate has melted, spread out with the back of a spoon.
  6. Place the trays in the fridge to cool. Muffins should pop out easily when chilled.
You can find Rhian’s original Vegan Black Bean Brownies hereYou have to make them undercover! Don’t let your friends and family know what’s in them until after they’ve tried them. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

 

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