Beans, beans are good for the heart… we have all heard that comical verse. But is it true? Black beans are a superior source of carbohydrates. Many people think of beans as a protein source, however as a protein source beans do not provide as much protein as your body would need per serving. It does however provide a rich amount of carbohydrates that are not only low on the glycemic index but a non-grain carbohydrate alternative. This means that they ARE gluten free… but it does NOT mean that they are NON-GMO. So when purchasing please buy either organic or look for the label on the package that reds; ‘NON GMO PROJECT’. Try to cook them yourself from the hard bean and avoid canned precooked beans when possible.

Black beans are also rich in nutrients and even provide medicinal or health support for our bodies! They are a great source of fiber as well as provide support for digestive tract and colon. They are rich in B1, copper, magnesium, hydroxycinnamic acids including ferulic, sinapic, chlorogenic acid and triterpenoids. Black beans also offer phytonutrient benefits.

2 Black Bean Recipes That Will Rock Your Health & Taste Buds!

Okay, so black beans rock! But how on earth can you make them yummy? We have you covered for breakfast, lunch or dinner with these 2 recipes!

Black Bean Cakes

Feeds 3-4 or makes 3-4 servings.

Ingredients:
2 cups of Black Beans
Dash of cayenne pepper
1 cup of Almond Meal
1/2 teaspoon of Pink or Himalayan Salt
1/4 teaspoon of ground Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Red chili peppers
Olive Oil or Raw Organic Coconut Oil
Onion
Red or Yellow Pepper

Instructions:
Boil 2 cups of Black Beans on the stove top until the beans are squishy. Drain the water and allow to cool. Then place the beans into a food processor, nutra-bullet/magic bullet or even a blender. `Mix on high until the beans turn into a paste like form (about 3 minutes).
Cut 1/2 onion and 1 whole yellow or red pepper into small
cubes. Sauté in Olive Oil or Raw Organic Coconut Oil. Then add them to the mixture.
Scoop the paste into a large bowl. Mix in the following ingredients and stir well:
Dash of cayenne pepper
1 cup of Almond Meal
1/2 teaspoon of Pink or Himalayan Salt
1/4 teaspoon of ground Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Red chili peppers
Grease a frying pan and then add 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil or raw organic Coconut Oil. Use your hands to make small patties out of the blended paste, about 4 oz or the size of your fist. Turn heat on under frying pan and heat the oil on medium flame for about 3 minutes. Then place the patties into the oil and sauté on each side for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, cool and serve!

Black Bean Scramble

Feeds two or makes 2 servings

Ingredients:
10 eggs
1 cup Black Beans
Onion
Red & Yellow Pepper
Himalayan Salt
Olive Oil or Raw Organic Coconut Oil
Ground Black Pepper
Diaya Vegan Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Instructions:
Boil 1 cup of Black Beans on the stove top until the beans are squishy. Drain the water and allow to cool. Then place the beans into a food processor, nutra-bullet/magic bullet or even a blender. `Mix on high until the beans turn into a paste like form (about 3 minutes).
Dice 1/2 of a red pepper, 1/2 of a yellow pepper and 1/4 of an onion and then sauté them in Olive Oil or Raw Organic Coconut Oil until lightly brown. Leave in the pan and add 3 whole eggs, 8 egg whites and 1/4 cup of the vegan cheese. Scramble well. Cook on medium flame and continually stir until fully cooked. It will look a bit more watery then regular scrambled eggs. Cook for about 4-6 minutes. Remove from heat, cool and serve!