Garbanzo Beans for Breakfast? YES.

Back in March, after purchasing a new Magic Bullet, I was tinkering around in the kitchen trying to figure out which foods would most enjoy being pulverized for the next morning’s breakfast. At the time, I was thinking simultaneously about protein shakes and Chocolate-Covered Katie’s “Cookie Dough Dip,” which used garbanzo beans and nut butter to make a dessert that truly tastes like . . . cookie dough (click here for recipe)! So, I decided to experiement. Here’s what I came up with: a yummy protein shake-like drink that is chocolatey, mildly sweet, and super good for you.

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Garbanzo Chocolate Shake – 285 calories

1/2 cup canned garbanzo beans

1 TBSP sunflower butter (or another nut butter)

3 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder (Hershey’s works perfectly)

1 cup Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened Almond Milk

1 TBSP natural, no-sugar sweetener, such as stevia or erythritol (I used this) – if you really want to, you can use agave, or even sugar; I just like erythritol and stevia!

Instructions: Put everything together in a Magic Bullet, blender, Vita-Mix, or whatever, and blend until beans are liquified. If chunks remain, feel free to strain.* Drink up . . . yum!

*EDIT: I didn’t try to make that rhyme . . . 😉

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