Black Bean Brownies


1 can black beans, drained and pureed or finely processed (Eden Organic brand)
1/2 cup raw cacao powder (Navitas Naturals brand)
1/2 cup xylitol (per taste preference)
4 Tbls organic virgin coconut oil
1 Teaspoon pure organic vanilla extract
2 tsp stevia (powder form)
3 large organic eggs, free range
1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder, (paleomeal whey protein)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup water

(Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F)

Blend all ingredients together. Preferably in a vitamix, blendtec, or high speed blender/food processor.

Grease bottom of 8×8 brownie or casserole style pan with additional coconut oil. Pour batter into greased pan and bake approximately 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely in pan before cutting.

Can also add small bits of dark chocolate to bottom of pan before pouring batter in for additional moisture, or add to top of batter.

Can serve with whipped cream topped: Mix Organic Heavy Whipping Cream or raw cream with Stevia (small amount), mix on med-high speed in bowl with electric hand mixer until desired stiffness. Generally takes 5-10 minutes of mixing.

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About the author Tracy is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the South Florida area. She is the lead consultant and President of tmihealth. Tracy works with clients in her Wellington office and nation-wide via phone and skype consultation options with programs specializing in Nutrition and Detoxification. You can also find her on Facebook and Google+

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