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09-18-2006, 08:00 PM
Juice 1 lemon or lime
1 garlic clove
kale to taste
Pour the juice in your blender on top of your okra and blend
Well, I like it! My first smoothie recipe that doesn't make me gag!
09-18-2006, 08:45 PM
Is it slimy/slick? That is my problem with okra. The only way I have eaten it that wasnt slick is fried and that is not on my diet any more. :D
09-18-2006, 10:46 PM
How much okra in the blender?
Sharon in Colorado
09-18-2006, 10:52 PM
That probably wouldn't be the first choice to introduce someone to the wonders of raw food
"Here, Ethel, try some of this lucious Okra smoothie - you're gonna love it!"
09-18-2006, 10:58 PM
Tirza, it all depends on the size of the okra. I haven't really counted them. I just try to keep everything in small amounts because it is too easy to make too much. Probably 6.
The drink is rich and creamy and filling and I suspect that the lemon and garlic neutralize the slimyness of it. Of course I drink it right away.
As far as flavor goes - well I am the one who loves raw potatoes!
09-19-2006, 12:12 AM
Cool! This is so different I love it!
09-19-2006, 03:07 PM
Just thought you'd like to know -- okra only becomes slimey when cooked. And if cooked with tomatoes and/or onions, there is no slimey.
Notice that if you eat a raw okra -- no slime.
Also know that only the tender ones are eatable. If when you attempt to cut it, if it sounds and feels like you are cutting cardboard --- discard. Not tender!
The best ones are 3-5" long. And yummy right from the garden. And to think this was the very first year I tried them raw. Yum!
09-19-2006, 03:10 PM
ummmm okra smoothie, yum. :l
09-21-2006, 09:50 PM
This does get slimy if you don't drink it right away. I found this out today as I took it to work. It didn't oxidize and turn bitter like other smoothies I have tried to take to work but definately got slimy. Still good. Store has no more okra!
09-21-2006, 09:54 PM
hmmmmmm interesting. one of these days I will try it :)
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