I love being a private investigator for healthy drive-thru breakfasts..

I recently did a little investigating for a client.  We were looking for healthy drive-thru breakfasts that she could pick up on the way to work.  She asked me about a chain bakery-café with a drive-thru.

I told her I would look into their menu, it’s on their website.

After digging into the ingredients, I quickly got back to her and reported that more than 90% of the ingredients in each breakfast item was a processed food.  WOW!

If you want to slim down naturally and optimize your metabolism to work in your favor, ditch the processed foods.  I’m not a food snob, but I know that a muffin from Dunkin Donuts would send my blood sugar on a roller-coaster and I would be miserable and hungry two hours later. And that’s when cravings set in.

So, I came up with better whole food, on-the-go, options for my client, that include protein, healthy fats, carbohydrates and vegetables.

Besides cooking the chocolate muffins in the recipe below, I suggested she simply stop at a deli where they scramble two eggs, put them on a wrap with lettuce, tomato and avocado.

I want to encourage you to find 30 minutes over the weekend to pull something together like these beautiful chocolate black bean muffins.  They are packed with protein and are  nutrient-dense. Think it’s worth a shot?  I do.  Here’s the recipe:

Chocolate Black Bean Muffins

Prep Time 15 minutes | Cooking Time:  18 minutes | Yields:  12 muffins | Serving 2

1 19 oz can organic black beans (about 2 cups), rinsed well
5 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup honey
7 tbsp coconut oil (or butter)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  3. Melt coconut oil or butter in a pan.
  4. In a blender or food processor add beans and melted oil or butter and mash for 1-2 minutes.  Combine remaining ingredients and blend until there are absolutely no lumps.
  5. At this point, the batter should look glossy and smooth and very much like any traditional chocolate cake batter.
  6. Pour batter into cupcake tin to 2/3 full. Thump tin on the counter to smooth batter and dissipate air bubbles.
  7. Bake for 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Cool on wire rack.

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