This figs & berries smoothie is not only a delicious drink, but a nutritious source of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Enjoy this smoothie in the morning or after a workout for best results.
I can’t believe summer is coming to an end. In my silent moments I pray to embrace the changes, like I always do with an open heart, but my soul is resistant to let go. Maybe because we had such a looong and snowy winter or maybe because the sun lights up my soul. But one thing I know for sure, my days were well spent and that’s comforting to know.
I made a point to allow myself to stay in the moment, to enjoy each and every day the best way I can by doing the things I enjoy, like watching the sunset, reading lots of good books and taking a few trips to the farmer’s market. Of course I cooked many new recipes and visited lots of great restaurant. Food has always been a big part of my life so I always find ways to enjoy all seasonal foods.
I love discovering new flavors and its seems like every year I get addicted to some food… this year it’s definitely fig. Not that I haven’t tried it before or that I will ever understand why only now I fell in love with it, but I did. Some of the ways I was able to indulge in my newest food passion was mixed in salads, in my morning oatmeal or smoothie bowl, as a spread or jam and in a smoothie.
One of my favorite things about figs besides it’s mild and sweet exotic taste, is it’s beautiful burgundy color. Although dried figs are available throughout the year, there is nothing like the unique taste and texture of fresh figs. In addition, figs are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6, copper, potassium, manganese, and pantothenic acid.
Because I love smoothies and drink almost every day, I could not pass up a chance to try a delicious smoothie with lots of fresh figs. So for this recipe I thought I would pair up the figs with other beautifully rich colored fruits with similar flavors so they would compliment each other like one passionate lover does to another. I love the texture that the figs add to the smoothie, sometimes that’s where things can go wrong and I don’t always love to add bananas to my smoothie (for the consistence), only because you can’t seem to taste anything else. This smoothie is definitely a banana-free alternative with the same creamy-soft smoothy consistency that you want.
I plan on enjoying a few more glasses of this delicious fig smoothie while it’s in season and then move on to making fig jams which will be such a yummy treat during the cooler weeks to come.
I would love if you could share your favorite fig recipe. So please leave a comment below or a link to your favorite fig recipe. If you try this smoothie recipe, tag# RibaswithLove for a Instagram repost!
Lots of love and my deepest wishes that you have a lovely end of summer!
- 5 fresh figs
- ½ c fresh blueberries
- 1 plum
- 2 pitted dates
- ½ lemon (juice)
- 1 c ice
- 1 c water
- Wash the figs gently in cold running water and cut the steams
- Wash the blueberries and plum also, if they are not organic use a natural fruits and veggie wash.
- Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender and pulse for about a minute
- Serve in a large mason jar; if you do not consume the entire smoothie, cover and refrigerate for up to 2-3 hours.
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