healthy dessert

Black Bean Banana Brownie Recipe

IMG_20150124_122511 (2)

Brownies are the perfect place to hide black beans. Lately I have been making these quite a lot because they are such an easy snack that my son and I both like. I like to have them as a pre-workout snack in the late afternoon.


  • 2 cups black beans (soaked and cooked or from a can)
  • 2 cups egg whites
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder

Mason Jar/Blender Method*:

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Place black beans and 1.5 cups of egg whites in a large mason jar.  Blend until smooth and then pour the mixture into a mixing bowl.
  3. Place bananas, honey, remaining egg whites and 2 eggs in the large mason jar.  Blend until smooth and then pour the mixture into the mixing bowl. Stir all of the liquid together.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, cocoa until mixed.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the mixture. Stir until everything is evenly mixed.
  6. Pour into either a)silicon muffin pans or b) a greased baking dish
  7. Bake for 20-35min depending on what you put it in. Small muffin cups will take about 20 min while large muffin cups or large pan will take about 35min.  Test center with a butter knife or a toothpick – when it comes out clean (no goopy batter) then it is done.
  8. Cool 10 min before removing from pan. Enjoy!

*You can also use a food processor or a potato masher to mush up the beans and bananas together and then add the remaining wet ingredients together.


Easy & Delicious Banana Pineapple Ice Cream

Image This is a super easy recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth while giving you lots of healthy nutrients.  All you need is a banana, a small can of pineapple chunks (in juice, not syrup), 1/2 cup of almond and a blender.

~Serves 2~


4-6 hours before you want to eat ice cream:

  • Peel a banana.  Wrap it in saran wrap.  Stick it in the freezer.
  • Open your can of pineapple, drain juice (can save it for a post-workout protein shake if desired).  Spread pineapple out on a baking sheet (so they don’t stick together) and stick that in the freezer too.

Fast-forward 4-6 hours:

  • Pour 1/2 cup of almond milk into your clean blender.
  • Take frozen banana and pineapple out of freezer and add to blender.
  • Blend on the highest setting until smooth.  You may have to stop and stir it with a spoon occasionally or add a little bit of extra almond milk (1 Tbsp at a time!), depending on the powerfulness of your blender.
  • Pour into bowls and serve immediately!

For extra protein, you can add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to your almond milk and blend that FIRST, before adding in the fruit.


~Live Inspired~!