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 Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid 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