Beans in a smoothie? Sure! Pintos are mild and the coffee and chocolate mask them. Packed with fiber, protein and vitamins, they should have a place in everyone’s diet, and when it comes to heart health, pinto beans have additional advantages. In a recent study, researchers found that having just ½ a cup of pinto beans a day for eight weeks was linked with up to 19% reduction in total cholesterol levels.
This smoothie is awesome for anyone looking to add fiber to their diet. You can make this with a number of liquids, vanilla flavor is best. Avoid water as that makes this one too bland.
Fill the Nutribullet cup, add low fat vanilla milk to the max line and blend.
- ½ cup of low sodium pinto beans
- 1 banana
- 4 dates
- 2 tbsp. of raw cocoa
- 1tsp. of instant coffee
- Fill the Nutribullet cup, add low fat vanilla milk to the max line and blend.