The Power of Beans
We're big fans of beans! There's honestly not a day that goes by when we don't consume a legume of some sort. I mean, why wouldn't we?
Beans are packed full of so many nutrients that help to keep us both feeling super strong, healthy, lean and energised all year round that it would be really silly not to eat them! Plus, they don't break the bank either.
So we've got another fantastic bean recipe to share with you all in this post: the Creamy White Bean Protein Smoothie, which we absolutely love because it's cheap, quick and convenient to make; plus, one serving provides 33 grams of protein, which includes the essential amino acid, lysine, which can be lacking in a plantbased diet void of beans.
Bean Smoothie #2
Our first bean smoothie, the Black Bean Chocolate Smoothie, was such a success that we couldn't wait to come up with a new smoothie recipe utilising another type of bean. After a little trial and error, we created this Creamy White Bean Protein Smoothie.
This smoothie cleverly uses the humble and underrated cannellini bean, also known as a navy bean. The cannellini bean is a ‘creamy', almost neutral tasting, legume which complements the vanilla flavouring and sweet bananas, and also helps to create the creamy texture. It reminds me of a frothy vanilla thick shake, just minus the usual unhealthy ingredients!
In all, this smoothie tastes indulgent, sweet and is super-satiating, and, you'll be pleased to know, it doesn't taste of beans at all!
- 1 cup/130g canned unsalted cannellini beans, drained
- 2-3 frozen chopped bananas
- 2 cups/500ml soya milk, unsweetened
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract or paste
- 1 pitted medjool date – optional *
- Blend all of the above ingredients together in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy. Best served immediately, but can also be stored in a flask to be transported out with you. Enjoy!
*for those who prefer a sweeter tasting smoothie!
We hope that you enjoy number 2 of our bean smoothie recipes. Have you ever used beans in your smoothies before?
We think that beans taste great, but we know that not everyone can get along with beans because they can, at first, cause digestive issues. If you feel that this is a problem for you, then you may find our article How to Prevent Bloating from Beans really useful. 🙂[wwcAmzAffProducts asin=”B000KDYBA2,B007TIE0GQ”][/wwcAmzAffProducts]