It is officially fig season and I love it! We have a huge black mission fig tree here in the yard of our new home in Southern California and I am being bombarded with beautiful fresh figs every day. I think making a fig smoothie might just be the best idea I have some up with yet to enjoy them. A great way to enjoy a few fresh from the tree now while they are in season and it will be a really nice way to use some of the frozen ones later, after the season is long gone and over. This smoothie is creamy and so perfectly sweet, without needing any sweetener at all. You could add some spices like cinnamon or cardamom if you wish, but I really wanted to fully enjoy the delicious but mild fig flavor.
Fresh Fig and Banana Smoothie – Gluten-Free, Vegan + Refined Sugar-Free
Makes 1 large or 2 small servings
3-4 fresh figs, washed and stems removed the halved (I used black mission)*
1 frozen banana
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds, optional
Handful of ice
Add all of the ingredients to your blender, blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately!
*This recipe works great with frozen fresh figs as well.
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