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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can low-sodium black beans drained and rinsed
- 3 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons natural grapeseed oil
- 1 bag Chocolate Mousse Mix
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips divided
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8x8 inch baking dish. Add beans, eggs, Natural Grapeseed Oil, Heavenly Chocolate Mousse Mix, and baking powder in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips and pulse a few more times to incorporate. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Top with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Bake for 25 minutes.
- 120 Calories (kcal)
- 7 Fat (g)
- 2.5 Saturated Fat (g)
- 13 Carbohydrates (g)
- 2 Fiber (g)
- 7 Sugar (g)
- 4 Protein (g)
- 35 Cholesterol (mg)
- 60 Sodium (mg)
Fiber helps your body feel full, so you don’t have to eat as much during the day. It is one of the most important nutrients in a person’s diet, and this is what keeps your digestive system operating properly and is also great for heart health as well. Bean varieties, such as kidney, pinto and black are just a few examples of beans that are rich in fiber. Besides keeping you feeling full longer, the high-fiber content in beans also helps absorb cholesterol in your digestive tract before your body can absorb it. This means the more beans you eat, the lower your cholesterol levels get. Eating beans three to four times a week can greatly improve your blood pressure, and can reduce your risk of heart disease as well.
If you are in danger of developing diabetes or are already diabetic, you will be happy to hear that beans have a low glycemic index. This means that they won’t cause blood sugar levels to spike the way refined grain products can. Since the nutrients present in beans are released into the body slowly, they prevent us from feeling hungry over a longer period than many other foods, while providing energy to keep us going.
Beans contain fiber for a constant supply of energy. They are also rich in water soluble vitamins, especially thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and folacin. Folate is vital for lowering homocysteine concentrations, and without enough folate in your diet, your homocysteine level increases and can damage your heart and your blood vessels. Besides, folate beans also contain a good amount of potassium, calcium, and magnesium, all of which are healthy electrolytes and minerals, which when combined, can help minimize the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.
Iron deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies in people and the leading cause of anemia. Beans are rich in iron, where half a cup of cooked lentils contains 3.3 mg of iron.
Beans are packed with antioxidants, which protect the body against free radicals that could harm your cells and result in cancer. A study published in The Journal of Cancer Research found that women who ate 4 or more servings of beans a week had a lower occurrence of colorectal polyps, a precursor found in both rectal and colon cancers.
Beans contain copper, which is a key mineral when it comes to optimizing the function of several enzymes, which in turn helps make skin pigment and connective tissues.