Battle Diabetes with Bean Brownies
By Yvonne Sullivan
8 foods that helps control Diabetes
- Lemon, cucumber water
- Tea with cinnamon stick
- Fruits like melon or berries
- High fiber foods like beans or oatmeal
- Cooking oils with low saturated fat like olive oil and coconut oil
- Fatty fish like salmon which contain “good” (HDL) cholesterol
- High protein yogurt, such as most greek yogurts
*AVOID nightshades, like tomatoes or eggplant, which add inflammation and avoid gout inducing foods, like heavy meats, sugary drinks, and alcohol.
List of nightshade vegetables: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321745.php
Best Diet for Gout: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/best-diet-for-gout
- one 15 oz can of black beans
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup of quick oats
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/3 cup of honey or syrup PLUS 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil or vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 to 2/3 cup of chocolate chips
- smash the well rinse black beans.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Drain and rinse can of black beans.
- Mash black beans either by hand with a fork or potato masher or use a food processor or blender, if available, adding a touch of water if difficult to remove.
- Combine all other ingredients and mix well.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Pour mixture into a well-greased 8x8” pan.
- Cook for 15-18 minutes.
- Let cool until firm.
- *Can also be placed in the fridge for 15 minutes during cool time or left overnight to firm up.
- When cooled, cut into squares for serving.