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Drink beans for breakfast
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We’re used to seeing black beans as an accompaniment to huevos rancheros, but drinking beans for breakfast? Well, that just sounded crazy. But then our Test Kitchen blended the savory legumes with Dutch-processed cocoa powder, a frozen banana, rice milk, honey and ice. The resulting cocoa-bean smoothie is mostly sweet, with a touch of bitterness from the cocoa--and, thanks to the beans, protein-packed. We’ll drink to that.
Yield: 1 smoothie
Cook Time: N/A
1 tablespoon Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1 ripe banana, peeled (preferably frozen or semi-frozen)
½ cup canned black beans, rinsed
⅓ cup chocolate-flavored rice milk
2 teaspoons honey
3 ice cubes