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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

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Is your resolution to eat more healthfully? Reblog if it is! See if you can commit to eating fewer processed food items & refined sugars every Foodie Friday. Share your favourite recipes on these days, and we’ll give tips and pointers.

Thanks PumpUp member @jb_fit for the delicious food photo!

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Avocado, lettuce, lentils, beets. This salad makes us swoon! Post your #foodiefriday pics!
What’s your favourite autumn lunch recipe? Do you eat seasonal? Let us know!

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The simple meal we love the most is avocado toast! PumpUp member kristin_online gives this healthy classic a little caprese twist by adding sliced tomatoes, basil, and sunflower seeds.

YUM! We love to ramp this meal/snack up a notch by adding toppings like smoked salmon or chilli flakes. How do you prepare avocado toast? Let us know in the comments below!