Fig season!!! Isn’t it the BEST???
I just picked up some organic figs from Whole Foods the other day, and woke up this morning and thought, “I need to make a fig-centric smoothie”. I typically use a chocolate flavored plant-based protein powder, and I didn’t want a “chocolate/fig” thing goin’ on, but I definitely wanted protein, so that’s why I thought macadamia nuts would be a good pair!
Figs are naturally high in fiber and potassium. They are also helpful for fertility as they contain a lot of iron, which are important for healthy eggs and ovulation.
I also sweetened this with yacon syrup, and if you don’t know much about yacon syrup, let me tell you about how wonderful it is!
Yacon syrup is extremely low GI, and safe for diabetics AND for candida! It won’t feed bad bacteria. Also, it contains fructooligosaccharides, which are PRE-biotics (food that feed GOOD bacteria). It has the consistency kind of like a thinner molasses, I suppose, and it’s rich in flavor, as it comes from a tuber native to South America.
Behold–the Macadamia Fig Smoothie!
1.5 cups almond milk
4 fresh figs
2 tbsp. macadamia nuts
1 frozen banana
1 tsp. yacon syrup
Blend away and enjoy!
Tell me…what is your favorite way to enjoy figs?
For more delicious recipes or personalized nutrition plans, contact me! I’m happy to be of service to you! xo-Dori