Chocolate Black Bean Smoothies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + freezing


4 servings

Updated: Feb. 13, 2024
In an effort to keep my cholesterol in check and incorporate more beans into my diet, I started to explore unique ways to use black beans. I came across a recipe for a black bean breakfast smoothie, which sounded interesting. Since I like to start my day with a bowl of oatmeal, I focused on turning the recipe into a chocolaty treat that I could enjoy for dessert! —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Chocolate Black Bean Smoothies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup canned no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 4 pitted dried plums (prunes)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon creamy natural peanut butter
  • Dash ground cinnamon


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth.

Can you freeze Chocolate Black Bean Smoothies?

To freeze, pour into 4 individual freezer-safe containers. Cover and freeze until firm. To serve, partially thaw in the refrigerator, 3-4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 186 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.