If you have been wondering where figs come from, according to Wikipedia, they are part of the Ficus family. That’s right, they are part of the same species many use as a hedge! They are native to Asia and the Middle East and aren’t often found in smoothies. That makes this particular banana fig smoothie recipe pretty unique.
Its also easy to turn this banana fig smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite blender mix:
1 frozen banana (peel and slice before freezing)
1 cup almond or soy milk
1/2 cup filtered water
2 dried figs
3 cacao beans, peeled* (or a tbsp of cacao powder)
1 tbsp Chia seed
1/2-1 tsp cinnamon plus a pinch of cinnamon on top