Okra Smoothie

Okay all you smoothie fans here is a delicious smoothie that uses okra.  Okra you say, don’t knock it till you try it and maybe just  not tell anyone your secret ingredient until they try it! Okra is high in fiber and low in calories and is chock full of nutrients!  Thanks Toni for sharing this recipe for an Okra Smoothie!

Ingredients

1 cup water

1 cup frozen diced okra  (I used fresh okra and worked great too)

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil or 2 teaspoons MCT oil

1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 generous pinches mineral salt

3 teaspoons Super Sweet Blend  (I was not familiar with Super Sweet Blend but sweetened with liquid Stevia to taste)

1 scoop Integral Collagen (optional)

1/4 teaspoon Sunflower Lecithin (optional)

12 to 16 large ice cubes

1 scoop Whey Protein (or 1/2 scoop if using Integral Collagen)

How do I Make It

Place all the ingredients except the ice cubes and whey in a blender and blend until very smooth.  It is very important not to blend the ice and whey yet.  You want all the okra completely broken down first.  Add the ice and blend well again.  You may have to stop the blender and stir a couple of times or add the ice slowly.  Add the whey and blend for 10-15 seconds more.  Don’t blend too long or it will get super poofy.

Thanks Toni for sharing this recipe for an okra smoothie.

 

 

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