>> Wednesday, July 16, 2014
You guys have so many questions about beans! I'm not really the queen of beans, but I do eat my fair share. As some of you pointed out in my post about soaking/cooking them, beans that have been frozen do tend to lose their original form. If you're making foods where texture doesn't matter much, it's all good. So, I thought I'd share the types of recipes I make with my beans after they've been frozen, starting with this delicious smoothie!
There's some CSA spinach in there, too:
I usually thaw my beans in the refrigerator since I'm using them for other things like quesadillas, soups, burgers, etc. -- which I'll get into in another post -- but I imagine you could also use the beans frozen if you have a talented enough blender. As I've mentioned before, we have a Ninja Blender. It does the trick without the huge price tag.
CHOCOLATE + BLACK BEAN SMOOTHIE
Makes 24 ounces -- or two 12 ounce servings.
Blend together the following:
- 2/3 cup black beans
- 1-1/3 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 gigantic handfuls spinach
- 1 cup frozen banana coins*
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
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