20 Jul




Why adzuki beans for dessert? Apart from tasting amazing, adzuki beans

(also known as red beans) are high in protein and fiber. They are a low-fat plant food rich in calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. Their soluble fiber can help to stabilize cholesterol levels, improve digestive health, and keep you feeling full for longer. All my clients and students love them.

1 cup cooked adzuki beans

1 cup pecans

8 medjool dates, stones removed


3 tbsp cocoa powder

¼ tsp vanilla extract

Desiccated coconut for rolling


Blend all the ingredients (except the coconut) in a food processor until you achieve a creamy texture. You may have to stop and push the mixture down with your spatula a few times. Take heaped teaspoons and roll into balls. Drop the balls into a bowl filled with the coconut and shake until well covered. Chill in the refrigerator for a few hours and enjoy. They also freeze well. Truly scrumptious and healthy. Makes 24 balls.

Note; Use canned organic cooked adzuki beans for quickness


Marlene Watson-Tara