CF, DF, EF, FF*, GF, GRF, MF, NUTF, SALF, SOYF, SUF, YF
Add all ingredients to a blender, adding in enough liquid to get a thick, drinkable consistency. Pour into 4 glasses, thermoses, mugs---whatever you prefer! Serves 4.
Use the tamp to ensure all is well blended. You might have to stop the blender to scrape down the sides.
Note that you can sprout the black beans before cooking them, which further enhances their digestibility. You can also remove the black skins from the beans, if you like.
Try this recipe with other beans such as chickpeas, pinto and cannellini. Go for a bean that has a neutral taste.
For a pudding version, you want a thick consistency, so stick to 1.5 cups liquid.
The avocado makes this recipe delish, so feel free to add 1 more avocado if you dare!!
Note that you can try omitting the cocoa and vanilla, especially as most protein powders come flavored. Idea: add in the chocolate-flavored protein powder and taste test before adding in cocoa/vanilla.
Similarly, instead of the stevia blend, you can try using a few drops of liquid stevia. Although not sugar-free, a few TBsp of maple syrup or coconut sugar can be used as well. Taste test and adjust accordingly.
One last note: feel free to add in superfoods like greens powder, maqui berry, mesquite, maca, chia seeds, etc. and powdered herbs (e.g. ashwagandha, dandelion, marshmallow, etc.) for extra nutrition. The cacao will help to mask any unpleasant taste---but you can also add in more of that antioxidant rich superfood for an extra chocolatey experience!
Absolte final tip: if making just for yourself, store remainders in fridge up to 3 days. You'll now have a protein shake/pudding ready to guzzle/eat for the next few days!
As always, Enjoy :)
Puree ingredients except cacao nibs in a blender to a smooth consistency. Add to a serving bowl OR pour into a tall glass and sprinkle the nibs on top. Refrigerate any remainders 1-2 days in the fridge.
This makes a great post-workout thick shake or yummy pudding for a snack <--- drink it on up or place into a serving bowl and scoop it on up! Feel free to add the cacao nibs to the blender instead of sprinkling them on top :)
Variation: You can use just water OR just non-dairy milk for 1/2 cup total liquid.
Variation: Since honey was used in this recipe, it's not considered SUF. The total amount of sweetener used is 6 tsp, which means you could use just lucuma powder OR just honey. Other low glycemic alternatives are coconut sugar and brown rice syrup. To make it completely sugar-free, use 6 tsp (or more to taste) of Lakanto, Xylitol or powdered Stevia. Using liquid stevia to taste is yet another alternative.
As always, Enjoy :)
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