Sep 202012
 

Figs are a wonderful fruit-source of calcium with 3 figs filled with 50 mg (5% RDA). Furthermore they contain almost all B vitamins (except B12), beta-carotene, vitamin C, E and K. For minerals, they have calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. They possess a laxative influence and contain high numbers of polyphenols and flavonoid anti-oxidants. Thye also give a fantastic limited calorie-boost to a smoothie recipe. Three medium-sized fresh figs contain around only 110 calories, 1 gram of protein and 0.4 grams of fat.

Fresh figs are a good basic fruit for a healthy smoothie, especially when combined with other basic fruits such as bananas and peaches. They have a mild flavour therefore they are perfect when blended with fruits such as apple, peach, nectarine, banana, pear and strawberry. You can risk losing their delicate flavoring if you blend them with pineapple and other berries. Select less bitter green vegetables when creating green smoothies with figs.

When creating a smoothie, you must use fresh figs because dried won’t mix properly. Unfortunately, fresh figs can be hard to find depending on where you reside. If you’re lucky enough to obtain them, choose figs that are plump and soft however inspect each fruit diligently for mold. Use fresh figs promptly because they are highly perishable.

In your favorite blender mix:

3 fresh figs (removing the stems first)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (low fat if you wish)
1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 tbsp. Chia seed (optional)
Ice to Taste


Fig, Greek Yogurt and Blueberry Smoothie

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