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When I posted about an okra shake recipe in last week’s “What’s on My Plate?” post, a few people asked for the recipe, but I didn’t have one to give them. I’ve been planning to come up with and post a Fuel Pull okra shake recipe at some point for quite a long time, and I figured that now would be as good a time as any, especially because we got a new blender and I enjoy experimenting with it.
This deliciously-creamy chocolate shake reminds me of a Wendy’s Frosty. I was originally intending for it to have a brownie batter flavor (hence the baking powder in the recipe), but when I tasted it I immediately thought, “Frosty!” I’m cool with that. It’s not a killer dark chocolate like some healthy recipes tend to be; this shake is more along the lines of milk chocolate. It needed some extra creaminess so I added 2 tablespoons of half and half. This adds the creamy factor while remaining in THM: Fuel Pull territory. Perfect! If you don’t have half and half, you could replace it with heavy cream, but that will put this shake in THM:S territory.
Another creaminess component in this shake that also happens to pack a lot of superfoody healthy benefits is…OKRA! I’ve heard lots of success stories from people who started losing weight again after plateauing by adding more okra to their diets, but I haven’t made a lot of okra shakes up to this point because our blender hasn’t been working right. Every time I made an okra shake, I got pieces of okra in my shake. And pieces of ice. I’m not a picky person, but pieces of okra and ice in what is supposed to be a smooth milkshake kind of takes the fun out of drinking said milkshake, especially if those pieces keep clogging up my straw. We finally got around to buying a new blender (a refurbished Vitamix 5300), and now I understand the hype over okra shakes. With a good blender, the okra is indistinguishable and adds a great smooth texture! And drinking my veggies in a milkshake? That’s pretty cool.
This shake is super filling, and I like it even better once it starts melting a little. When I eat Frosties, I like to eat them with a spoon and scrape around the melting edges until it’s gone. Same deal here.
Need a dairy-free option? Check out this Dreamy Dairy-Free Chocolate Shake!
As always, check out the Suggested Products section below the recipe for links to products that I use and recommend. Check out the Notes section of the recipe for answers to FAQs.
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- Click here for all my okra recipes.
- Click here for a roundup of healthy fast-food mockup recipes!
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- 1½ c. crushed ice
- 1 c. frozen diced okra*
- 1 c. unsweetened almond milk**
- ⅓ c. low-fat cottage cheese
- 2 T. whey protein powder
- 2 T. half and half
- 1 T. cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- ⅛ tsp. THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder (or more, to taste)
- Dash salt
- ¼ tsp. glucomannan
- Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
**I often use a mixture of almond milk and water for economy. If you have a nut allergy but can use coconut products, replace the almond milk with carton coconut milk.
If you don't have half and half, you could try 1 T unsweetened almond milk and 1 T heavy whipping cream. This would still be a THM:FP, but don't add any more fat.
- Whey Protein Powder
- THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
- Vitamix Blender (5300 Certified Refurbished)
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