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Navy Bean Smoothie/Shake

“You put beans in there?”, says everyone who doesn’t know the power of the navy bean.

This Saviours’ Day, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan let us know that it is now law to eat one meal a day.

With slim Sisters and Brothers striving to obey, there are some concerns regarding weight. Some of us are mentioning the need for protein shakes, but whey and other powders are not healthy. The alternative is what? The navy bean.

Last year, I fell off from the suggested one meal a day plan, so when Ramadan came, I felt the need to find ways to get more protein. I know the navy bean has the most protein, so I searched for ways for the bean to fill me. This is when I heard about navy bean smoothies. Initially, the thought sounded disgusting, but then I started thinking about bean pie and said this has to be delicious.

This year, I returned to eating every 48-hours and the need for more protein hasn’t been the problem. But now that I gave up chips and sweets for Lent, I wanted a quick fix that wouldn’t cause me to break the fast. So I returned to the navy bean smoothie or shake (whatever you want to call it). I’m so thankful for the navy bean. It allows you to be creative and healthy, all while feeding that sweet tooth.

Are you looking for a healthy protein shake? If so, this may be for you.


Banana & Cinnamon

1 banana

1/2 cup of frozen navy beans

1/2 or 1/3 cup of milk

Cinnamon to your liking

Apples, Bananas, & Cinnamon

1 apple

1 banana

1/2 cup of frozen navy beans

1 cup of milk

Cinnamon to your liking

Sweetener options

  • Blueberry agave (it’s honestly worse than honey)
  • Organic honey
  • Dates
  • You can add chocolate (you’re going to love it)
  • I honestly rarely add any sweeteners. The fruit should be all of the flavor you need.

I use whole milk. Once, I ran out of whole milk and used my family’s nasty unsweetened almond milk *laughs* (it was actually good). However, I recommend raw milk. The amount of milk depends on how thick you prefer it. The consistency is your choice!

I don’t measure cinnamon, as you can see, sometimes I go a little overboard. I love cinnamon. It’s good for inflammation and much more.

Frozen navy beans are recommended, so you can avoid adding ice. Ice will make your smoothie/shake watery.

I encourage you to drink this within 20- 30-minutes after your meal to ensure nutrients digest properly. That’s all for now. If you give it a try, let me know how you like it.


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    Anonymous

    As Salaam Alaikum Sister
    Thank you for sharing I will definitely try this smoothie and pass along the recipe. Peace
    Your Sister Lorez

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