These blackbean brownies are simple to make and delicious to fill that mid afternoon snack spot. We sometimes even add a couple of serves of vanilla protein powder in place of the vanilla powder to balance the macro content of carbs, proteins and fats. They are also a great addition to the kids lunchboxes, as they think they are snacking on naughtiness but thy are actually getting a nutritious morsel.
If you cook them for the indicated 30-40 minutes they will be more of a beautifully moist brownie, but if your desire is a less moist version then cook them for a little longer at around 140°C. Delicious either way and they'll keep in the fridge for around 5 days.
Strengthening, balancing, supporting and regulating the immune system, optimising immune response (great for winter).
An essential mineral, absorbed in the gut and is important for energy, muscle health and bone health.
Is a fatty acid neurotransmitter. The name is taken from the Sanskrit word 'ananda', which means "joy, bliss, delight".
Similar to caffeine, it is a vasodilator, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, diuretic and can act as a stimulant. Studies suggest it aids the absorption of the polyphenols in Cacao.
Blackbeans contain iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, copper and zinc, these vitamins and minerals are important in helping keep our bones strong. Because of these nutrients, black beans have also been linked to helping manage various health benefits including; lowering blood pressure and managing cholesterol.
Bananas contain potassium, potassium allows your nerves to respond to stimulation and muscles to contract (tighten), including those in your heart.