Energizing Fig Berry Almond Smoothie

I can never say no to fresh figs. They are little gems that I only can get for a small portion of the year and when I do, I pounce on them.  Usually I eat them with a raw nut cheese, or make a tart, but this time some ended up in my smoothie with fresh berries.  I had experienced a character building run (having tummy troubles and it being an especially hot, humid day), and I decided that I needed something a little special in my smoothie.  To me figs are special.  I usually use more common things in my smoothies since it will be blended up anyways, but I wanted something different.  I added in some almonds as well for the heck of it since I love them with figs.  It was wonderful.  Honestly I went to my happy place as I relaxed and enjoyed it.  I have decided that figs should be added to my smoothies more often.  

Energizing Fig Berry Almond Smoothie 
Serves 1

2 cups frozen mixed berries (I used raspberries, strawberries and blueberries)
about 4-6 fresh mission figs
1 cup frozen bananas, cut into pieces
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp raw almond butter
1 scoop raw vanilla protein powder (optional, I used Garden of Life brand or Sunwarrior Blend)
1/2 cup raw almond or hemp milk or coconut milk
stevia to taste (optional, or your choice liquid raw sweetener)

For the smoothie, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, using the tamper to press the mixture into the blades.  Pour into a a glass and enjoy!

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

  1. August 12, 2014 at 14:35

    I think I'd exercise more if I had this waiting for me as my reward...thanks for the incentive and the recipe! I love figs! :)

    • August 12, 2014 at 21:42

      Well, you can make that happen :)! You are so welcome, I am always happy to share!

    • August 30, 2014 at 03:06

      Thank you :)!

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