If you’ve ever craved dessert that won’t wreck your best healthy eating intentions, there’s a good chance this simple green smoothie is for you. This green smoothie with avocado is creamy and simply dreamy with the addition of sweet California Figs. We use golden figs to keep the color nice and perky green, but feel free to use Mission Figs instead. While this milkshake alternative is great as a dessert, it also makes a good drink for breakfast, as it’s chock full of fiber, or sip one after working out.
Green Smoothie with Avocado & Dried Figs
- 1 cup stemmed, chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Golden Figs
- 1 cup almondmilk
- 2 cups spinach
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Freeze the figs for 15 minutes. Place the almond milk, spinach, avocado, water, lemon juice, and figs into a blender in that order. Puree until smooth.
Recipe and photo by Annelies Zijderveld