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.
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.
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California Fig and Banana Smoothie
- 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.