California Fig and Banana Smoothie

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california fig banana smoothie

Introducing an easy smoothie recipe that uses ingredients in your fridge and pantry. This fig smoothie with banana will become a new favorite. Here’s why.

Smoothie with banana and golden figs | this is an easy smoothie recipe

Fruit as Natural Nutrient Boosters

When you think of potassium, bananas are probably what first come to mind. But, did you know figs are a good source of potassium too? Figs also add other nutritional benefits too, such as fiber and calcium.

Building a Better Smoothie

Apple juice adds a tangy quality to the sweetness in this smoothie with banana and figs.

Thick or Thin

This easy smoothie recipe tends toward being thick enough to serve in a bowl and eat with a spoon. You can also slurp it through a straw, but it will be thick like a milkshake. If you prefer a thinner smoothie, add more water, rather than apple juice which will make it sweeter.

Swaps for This Smoothie with Banana

Whole milk and low-fat yogurt both worked well to round out the smoothie, but nonfat yogurt produced a “gritty” texture. We also like using Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice Golden Figs as they provide a nutty, delicately sweet flavor. Or, you could use Mission Figs for a more familiar fig flavor.

What kinds of healthy snacks do you turn to when you’re hungry?

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.
california fig banana smoothie
Servings 4 people



  • 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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