I love pre-workout and post-workout snacks. I feel the beneficial difference after my workout! I have been spinning this past year and it takes a lot of energy. You might have noticed my 2-ingredients Strawberry Protein Pre-Workout Bites. Well, I thought, why not use beans in chocolate for either a pre-work out snack or post-workout.
Beans are really the perfect energizing snack, full of protein, fiber and a slew of other nutritional benefits, including potassium and iron, good for shiny hair among other effects; thiamine for a boost to your cognitive abilities; heart-supporting folate and magnesium, and copper to fight inflammation and antioxidants galore! And chocolate, raw cacao, is also full of antioxidants, and mood-boosting magnesium.
I tried this recipe with both date paste and maple syrup, and found maple syrup to sweeten more than dates, so if you don’t have dates or paste around, you can use maple syrup instead but reduce it.
So, I hope you enjoy my new bean experiment and may your workout be wildly successful!
- 1 can (15oz/425gms) of beans, organic & precooked (I have used Eden and Whole Foods 365 brand)
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 3 tbsp date paste (my recipe is here) (or can substitute 2 tbsp maple syrup instead)
My heart mold (use this or similarly small molds
- 15-heart silicon mold is here.
2. Freeze for an hour (or longer depending on your freezer temperature) and then unmold and store in an air tight container! Keep frozen until ready to eat.
Like working with beans? Here are two other recipes that use them:
Enjoy your workout!