Our friends and nutritionists at FoodElements Berlin create satiating plant-based recipes catered to people dealing with nutrient deficiencies, disorders and/or symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle.
These cocoa, black bean and oat brownies are full of iron, fiber and protein to get you through anything. They're also a great source of folic acid and magnesium. Bake these up to combat menstrual cramp pain (1) and PMS blues (2).
- 1 can of black beans (250g drained weight)
- 40g rolled oats
- 40g coconut oil
- 5 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 tbsp agave nectar (maple syrup, date sugar or regular sugar will do too)
- 50 ml water
- 4 tsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp agave nectar (again, substitute if you'd like)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable milk
- Preheat oven to 175°C.
- Wash beans and drain.
- Grease baking pan.
- Chop all ingredients for the dough finely in a food processor.
- In the greased pan, flatten dough mix and bake for about 15-20 minutes. Let it cool.
- Whip together topping ingredients (stir well to avoid lumps) and pour over the brownies.
- Let cool. Cut and enjoy!
Tip: Tastes best cooled and holds 3-4 days at room temperature.