Whole milk and low-fat yogurt both worked well to round out the smoothie, but nonfat yogurt produced a “gritty” texture.
California Fig and Banana Smoothie
For breakfast or snack, an easy smoothie recipe provides the energy you need. Sweetening a smoothie with banana and dried figs cuts back on added sugar.
Servings 4 people
- 1 cup Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs stemmed and halved
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 bananas medium, very ripe, roughly chopped and frozen for at least 2 hours
- 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- Place figs and water in bowl and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Microwave until water begins to boil, about 1 minute. Let stand until figs are soft, about 5 minutes. Drain and let figs cool to room temperature, about 5 minutes.
- Place figs, bananas, yogurt, and apple juice in blender and process until smooth, about 1 to 3 minutes.
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