What can I say? It’s fig season, so a fig smoothie must be made.
This recipe is of course inspired by the “Fig Newton” cookie of which I’ve already made a recipe for as the 4 ingredient fig bar.
Although there are more than 150 varieties of figs, you’ll likely come across 3-5, of which Black Mission is most popular. More on fig varies here.
Because figs are so delicate and perishable, most figs are dried (often by the sun). Dried figs don’t really work for a fig smoothie although if you soak them, it can, it will just be a different flavor profile. Remember to keep your peel intact, like as in most cases they contain nutrients.
Besides their potassium and fiber content, figs are a good source of the trace mineral manganese.
Tahini can be used in place of Almond butter but the sesame does good in this fig smoothie. Unhulled tahini is best as it’s made from the whole sesame seed, leaving its nutritional value intact. Hulled tahini is stripped of many of its nutrients, such as iron.
Tahini Fig (Newton) Smoothie
1 1/2c Milk (Coconut is great for this)
1 Date (optional)
1t Maca Powder (optional)
Protein powder of choice (sacha inchi is great for this)
As always greens are a great thing to add in a smoothie but in this case go with microgreens/sprouts as not to overpower the fig flavor.