This sweet Fig Smoothie features fresh figs alongside pomegranates bursting with flavor. Thick greek yogurt and a handful of coconut flakes for garnish round this Fig Smoothie out to make it a sip-able, creamy dream.
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About this Fig Smoothie
Pumpkin, apple, squash. The classic flavors we think of when we think of seasonal fall recipes. But what about figs?! Fresh figs come into season in early September and I want to celebrate with all things Fig (check out this Prosciutto and Fig Pizza for a savory take on fig season too).
Fun fact, prior to this Fig Smoothie recipe, I’ve actually never bought fresh figs. Yes, I’ve had fig jam on a charcuterie board and I probably have had a Fig Newton during snack time in elementary school, but FRESH FIGS have entered the chat.
This Fig Smoothie recipe not only features fresh figs, but they're also combined with pomegranate seeds for a burst of flavor and coconut flakes for some nutty sweetness.
This smoothie also contains some Greek yogurt and protein powder making it a great on-the-go breakfast or post workout snack with some real staying power. While you're here, if you want to try another healthy smoothie, check out this Butternut Squash Smoothie, this Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie, this Banana Bread Smoothie, this Healthy Mint Chocolate Smoothie, or this Mango Spinach Smoothie, too.
- Greek Yogurt - Yogurt will make the Fig Smoothie thick and creamy.
- Vanilla Protein Powder - Protein powder gives our smoothie some staying power. I used CleanSimpleEats - APOP saves you money!
- Figs - Figs are in season late August to early October, so get them fresh while you can! Frozen can work any time of year. I suggest cutting your figs in half so they blend easier.
- Pomegranate Seeds - I love adding pomegranate to smoothies. They add such a burst of flavor. Feel free to instead use a different desired fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, cherries, etc.
- Milk - I reached for almond milk but any plant-based milk like coconut milk, oat milk, hemp milk, etc. or regular dairy milk are all fine.
- Optional add-ins - Banana, chia seeds, oats, peanut/almond butter, spinach. Smoothies are super customizable, so add ingredients as you please.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Make This Recipe
1. In a high-speed blender, combine yogurt, milk, protein powder, figs, and fresh pomegranates.
2. Blend for 45-60 seconds until fruit is thoroughly blended.
3. Pour fig smoothie into two glasses, garnish with fresh fig slices, pomegranate seeds, chia seeds, or coconut flakes and enjoy!
Make sure to add the protein powder in between other ingredients. If you add it closest to the blade, it can heat up and taste burnt.
Fresh figs have a honey-like natural sweetness to them, quite similar to dates. Figs also have a slight berry flavor, but are not at all tart.
Fresh figs are only in season for a very short period of the year in early fall - late August through early October in most of the United States. If you can get your hands on fresh figs, I highly recommend. Not every grocery store will carry them. I was able to grab mine at Trader Joe. However, you can make this Fig Smoothie with dry figs too, but soak them in warm water for 10-20 minutes so they get nice and soft before blending
Figs are a healthy fruit full of vitamins and nutrients. According to Healthline: Figs have a variety of potential health benefits. They may improve digestion and decrease constipation, help manage blood fat and blood sugar levels, and kill cancer cells.
Yes! Just use less almond milk (start with ¼ cup) and blend for a bit longer to achieve a thicker, smoothie bowl consistency. Top with fresh fruit, granola, flax seeds, hemp hearts and a drizzle of almond butter and serve with a spoon!
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- Cutting Board
- Rubber Spatula
- Serving Glass
- 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt, Two Good
- 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk, or other milk of choice
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, Clean Simple Eats
- 1 cup figs, fresh or frozen
- ½ cup pomegranate seeds
- 2 tbsp coconut flakes for garnish, optional
- 1 cup ice, IF USING FRESH FIGS
- In a blender, combine yogurt, milk, protein powder, figs, and fresh pomegranates. If using fresh figs, add ice here, too.
- Blend for 45-60 seconds until fruit is thoroughly blended.
- Pour into two glasses, garnish with coconut flakes and enjoy!
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