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High Fiber Chocolate Mocha Pinto Bean Smoothie

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.

chocolate mocha bean smoothie

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.

3.3 from 3 reviews
High Fiber Chocolate Mocha Pinto Bean Smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothies
Cuisine: High Protein Smoothies
 
A high fiber and high protein smoothie recipe
Ingredients
  • ½ cup of low sodium pinto beans
  • 1 banana
  • 4 dates
  • 2 tbsp. of raw cocoa
  • 1tsp. of instant coffee
Instructions
  1. Fill the Nutribullet cup, add low fat vanilla milk to the max line and blend.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 large cup Calories: 418 Fat: 3 g Saturated fat: 1.9 g Carbohydrates: 91.7 g Sugar: 54.7 g Sodium: 180 mg Fiber: 17.6 g Protein: 14.3 g Cholesterol: 5 mg



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10 comments

  1. Do you cook the beans or you blend them raw?

  2. is the raw cocoa a powder or nibs? thanks

  3. Is there a banana alternative due to an allergy.

    • This one does have banana which gives it a milder flavor and adds smoothness. But you could try some substitutes. It might sound like a weird mix, but avocado will give a smoothie the same smoothness and milder flavor. You could also try apple and some greek yogurt (I often use vanilla) so see if that gives the same effect.

  4. I am a coffee addict but since the dreaded menopausal hot flushes started my morning coffee just brings me out in a sweat so I thought I would try this instead. It works a treat and is delicious too! I substituted a tbsp of hemp protein for 1 of the tbsps of cacao. Thanks for this, I’ve had it 2 days running. Love it!

    • Glad you liked it! I have the same issues with hot flashes. Adding soy milk to smoothies can help with those. I should do a post on that!

  5. I would suggest less cocoa powder as this was overwhelming.

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