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Healthy Black Bean Lava Cakes

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This is a post by The Healthy Maven. Find the recipe on her blog here.  

Hello my lovely PumpUp readers! After a nice long January detox, it feels good to be back this month with a sweet treat :) 

But just because we committed to a clean eating in January doesn’t mean February is about throwing all of those health goals out the window. I truly believe that healthy living is about finding the balance between kale and cupcakes. Or in this case, lava cakes.  

But what if you could have them both? You could have that cake AND eat it too. 

I know, I know, it sounds too good to be true.   

These Lava Cakes are ooey and gooey and taste like a decadent sweet treat but instead of flour, they’re made from black beans! Not exactly kale, but pretty darn close. 

I’m sharing these with you today because I think they make the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re celebrating with your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/partner, your best friend, or even your cat (not judging!) why not indulge a little while secretly nourishing your body and upping your protein game?! 

Grab your forks and get ready to dig in. I can’t promise that you won’t get jealous when your Valentine falls in love with these Black Bean Lava Cakes… 

-The Healthy Maven

Peppermint Black Bean Brownies

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Hello PumpUp readers! I’m back for another monthly blog post. It’s been super fun getting to know the PumpUp community and reading and watching your inspiring stories. I’m so happy that The Healthy Maven and PumpUp are able to collaborate!

With the holidays just around the corner, I thought I would share a healthy Christmas recipe with you. I know how tough it can be to enjoy the holidays while also trying to live a healthy and active lifestyle. All the holiday decadence and drinks are not exactly conducive to meeting your health goals.

That’s why I’ve devised a plan of action. Bring your own healthy treats! BYOHT if you will. What’s my go-to healthy treat? My Peppermint Black Bean Brownie recipe! It’s always a crowd-pleaser, is high in protein and has no refined sugars or flour. Best part is that no one will know they’re eating beans! I’ve tricked many people into eating these brownies and not one has guessed the secret ingredient.

So for the next holiday party you’re attending or hosting try making these Peppermint Black Bean Brownies. I’d love to know if any of your friends or family can figure out there’s beans hidden in them!

Happy Holidays!

-The Healthy Maven 

Check out the full recipe on The Healthy Maven and follow Davida on PumpUp @thehealthymaven