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I have been craving dessert most nights since I started training for triathlon. I’m always hungry with my increased workload. My body works hard for me, and I know that my muscles crave some extra quality calories. I’m constantly searching for calorie and nutrient dense snacking options to fuel me between and after workouts. It’s easy to reach for sugary sweets when you’re exhausted and famished. I try to have healthy baked goods on hand so that I’m more likely to make good choices when I’m hungry.
Sometimes I’ll reach for a chocolate bar, but this cookie recipe gives me more bang for my buck. These naturally sweetened cookies are a great way to sneak in some extra nutrients and muscle repairing protein. And you won’t taste even the slightest hint of the black beans — only chocolatey goodness. Recovery cookies? Sign me up!
I turned to two of my favorite food blogs for inspiration: Running on Veggies and My New Roots. Both Lottie and Sarah have beautiful recipes for black bean cookies. My rendition is adapted from their recipes.