One of my favorite on-the-go breakfasts is a milkshake (okay, to make it sound better, we could call it a smoothie, but it’s really like a milkshake)! I like the combo of chocolate and peanut butter, but I wanted to make a Fuel Pull shake – something light that would still fill me up.
If you are a Trim Healthy Mama, you already know the benefits of the super food “secret ingredient” included here. The star is . . . OKRA! Okra is good for regulating blood sugar and is also good for your intestinal health!
Now, I can already hear it – okra in a milkshake? Ewww, the slime! But hear me out – the key to using okra in your drinks is to blend it while the okra is still frozen. I promise, I have never felt “slime” in my milkshakes or smoothies when I blended it frozen (and you can’t taste it). So give it a try! Even my seven year old daughter slurped this down – and she had no idea it had okra in it (or cottage cheese)!
The other star ingredient in this recipe is peanut flour. This lowers the fat content without sacrificing flavor! Cottage cheese and collagen give added protein, while the okra adds superfood power to your “ordinary” milkshake!
- 1/2 cup okra (I use 1/2 cup, but you could certainly use 1/4 cup to start if you are nervous about it!)
- 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 3 Tablespoons water or unsweetened almond milk
- 1 Tablespoon Gentle Sweet
- 1 heaping Tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 Tablespoons De-fatted Peanut Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Integral Collagen
- Dash vanilla
- 4 – 7 ice cubes
- In single serve blender cup (or regular blender), combine first three ingredients (okra, cottage cheese and water or almond milk) and blend well, until okra is completely blended.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend well. I have found that if I use my single serve Ninja blender, I need to start with 4 ice cubes – blend that well, then add a few more.
- If it seems too thick, simply add a bit more water or unsweetened almond milk.
As written, this is a Fuel Pull for Trim Healthy Mamas. If you want an S instead of FP, simply add 1 heaping Tablespoon natural peanut butter in place of the peanut flour.
If you are looking for more ways to use peanut flour, check out my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!
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