If you've had hummus or soup made with white beans, you know they have a mild flavour and blend up into a creamy texture. Take advantage of those features by blending some into your next smoothie for a fibre and protein boost.
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It may sound weird, but there are actually a ton of bean-containing smoothie recipes out there. Because I like to wing it, I tried just swapping cannellini beans for the banana in my favourite banana mango smoothie. I could definitely taste the beans -- other recipes might mask the flavour better -- but it wasn't bad and had a hearty and creamy texture. Check out the link below for recipes, including a black bean and coffee smoothie that I can't wait to try.