Holiday Bean Delights:
1 Cup of raw almonds, chopped to small pieces in a food processor
2 cans of Aduki (Adzuki) beans drained or about 3 cups of equivalent soaked dried Adzuki Beans
1/4 Cup of Dark Cocoa
3 Tablespoons agave syrup, honey or other sweetener
Mix must be “wet” enough to form balls. Chop the almonds first, and add the drained beans, and 2 tablespoons of sweetener. Add 1/4 Cup Dark Cocoa. Add a third tablespoon of sweetener here. Mix in food processor, till it comes together as a dough.
Roll into balls, and refrigerate.
Melt an 8 oz bag of Hersheys semi-sweet chocolate chips with Two Tablespoons of oil.
Coat the refrigerated balls, all around, and set on wax paper in a pan to re-refrigerate.
Beans help us feel full, and are another great source of protein and vitamins. They are a great addition to a meal at least once a day. The best beans for each blood type will alleviate gas and bowel irritability.
Eden Organic Adzuki Beans
One of the most highly beneficial beans for Blood Type O
Organic Adzuki Beans (Dried)
Adzuki beans, along with lentils (Good for Blood Types A and AB) and chickpeas (Good for Blood Type O), are a staple of the macrobiotic diet, which calls for the consumption of plenty of fibrous, protein-packed legumes. Macrobiotics considers adzukis to be the most “yang,” or warming, of all beans, and consequently, good for imparting strength. Known for their healing properties in Traditional Chinese Medicine, adzukis are said to support kidney, bladder and reproductive function.
Like many other beans, adzukis are a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and B vitamins. Also of note is the adzuki’s status as the “weight loss bean,” since they are so low in calories and fat, yet high in nutrition. Additionally, they are relatively easy to digest, so they should not give you gas as other beans do.