Could we have posted another green smoothie? Yes. Will we post another green smoothie recipe in the future? Also, yes. Given that fall is in full swing, we wanted to take the road less traveled and provide you with a unique, seasonal smoothie. Although fig season is coming to a close, you can still snag a few before they disappear from supermarket shelves. They are great fall fruits chock full of sweet flavor and nutrients.
Once you take a sip of this fig smoothie, you’ll be reminded of the classic childhood snack, FigNewtons. The main difference is that this smoothie contains autumnal spices, and it is much healthier for you. No processed ingredients in this smoothie! It works great as a filling breakfast option, but you can also enjoy it as an afternoon snack, or post-workout beverage.
Because figs have a brief shelf life, you have to pick them properly. Fresh figs that are slightly soft will spoil within a week of harvesting. Once you purchase them from the grocery store, you have about three to four days to use them. Ideally, choose figs that are clean, dry, and smooth with unbroken skin. You want the fruit to be soft to the touch, but not mushy. Additionally, use your nose to smell a sweet or sour flavor. If the figs smell sour, they have already begun to ferment and spoil.
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 3/4 c homemade almond milk
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground cardamom
- 1 tbsp. grade A maple syrup
- 4 ripe figs, stemmed, quartered, and frozen overnight
- 1/2 c ice
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Transfer to a large cup and enjoy immediately.