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Yep, you’re seeing right: two okra recipes in a row! (Check out this Deep S Superfood Single Brownie that I posted last week if you haven’t already!) According to some sources, okra has great weight loss properties as well as health benefits, so I’ve been trying to sneak it in where I can. What better way than in ice cream? This big bowl of ice cream is a Fuel Pull for Trim Healthy Mamas, and it makes a great light snack or dessert. No ice cream maker required!
This recipe took quite a few tries to come out right. I could always detect a funny taste that didn’t play well with the slight earthiness of the okra. Finally I discovered that whey protein powder (which I had added for creaminess and protein) seemed to be the culprit, so I removed it. The ice cream still contains 8g protein from the cottage cheese. If you’d like more protein to help hold you over until your next meal, you could try adding a scoop of collagen, but having never used it myself I don’t know if you would taste it or not.
I used frozen diced okra in this ice cream, not fresh okra, and I recommend that you do the same. Frozen okra has gone through a blanching process which helps cut some of the slime and helps the okra disintegrate better into your ice cream.
I like to freeze this ice cream for about a half hour until it’s fairly firm, then let it thaw a bit before digging in. This produces a creamier end product. You can top the ice cream with a few sugar-free chocolate chips, sugar-free chocolate syrup, or a peanut butter drizzle made with defatted peanut flour, water, sweetener, and salt. Stay under 5g of fat and you’re still in THM: Fuel Pull territory!
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- Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Transfer to a freezer-safe bowl and freeze for 30 minutes, stirring twice. Let the ice cream thaw a bit to a softer consistency before eating.
- Feel free to top with a few sugar-free chocolate chips, some sugar-free chocolate syrup, and/or a peanut butter sauce made with water/defatted peanut flour/sweetener/salt.
- Ninja Kitchen System
- THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
- THM Organic Glucomannan
- Defatted Peanut Flour