The Secret Ingredient to Sneak a Little Extra Protein Into Your Desserts

The Secret Ingredient to Sneak a Little Extra Protein Into Your Desserts

Poor beans. Many people pass them up because they’re not a fan of the squishy texture or their gaseous repercussions. But these inexpensive magical legumes are so healthy for you, between their fiber, protein, and iron content, everyone should include them in their diet. If you’re having trouble stomaching a bowl of beans, you can still reap the healthy benefits without your taste buds even realizing it. Appeal to your sweet tooth and try out these dessert recipes, all made with the goodness of protein- and fiber-loaded beans.

| Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cups

The best part about this delicious dessert is the edible chocolate cup you serve it in!

| Vegan Chocolate Frosted Doughnuts

Yep, there are chickpeas in these delicious doughnuts, adding protein, fiber, and a satisfying softness.

| Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Freezer Fudge

For 140 calories, each vegan and gluten-free two-inch square offers over five grams of fiber and 5.8 grams of protein. Just forget it’s made with lentils because I swear on Grandma’s cookie recipe that no one will be able to tell.

| Chocolate-Mousse-Filled Strawberries

Would you believe these strawberries are filled with velvety chocolate mousse that’s vegan? Aside from cutting back on calories and saturated fat, they’re also made with good-for-you ingredients like silken tofu and chickpeas.

| Chocolate Hummus

The creamy texture and robust flavor of this chocolate hummus made with chickpeas will appeal to anyone’s taste buds, and you’ll wonder if you’ll ever be able to eat fruit alone again.

| Black Bean Brownies

If you loved adding spinach to your brownies for extra nutrition, you’ll love this healthy twist as well. Bake up a batch of these