Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Fig and Banana Smoothie - Breakfast on "F" Day


So we made it to "F" day and for breakfast I'm using FIGS

I made a Fig and Banana smoothie for breakfast, using dried organic black mission figs. Fresh figs are sooo perishable that I can't even find them available around me. But using the dried is just as good and equally nutritious by all means! This is such a yummy smoothie and not too sweet, with the fig flavour coming on top over the banana. Yummy!

Servings: 1


1 small banana
3 dried figs
1/4 - 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
1/4 - 1/2 cup of milk (adjust as necessary)


Soak the dried figs in a small bowl of water for at least 30 minutes, prior to chopping them up before going into blender. (This softens them up so they can be easily blended)

Blend all ingredients together in your blender and enjoy!


Figs are a good source of potassium and fiber. One study involving over 50,000 postmenopausal women for an average of 8 years, showed a 34% reduction in breast cancer risk for those consuming the most fruit fiber compared to those consuming the least.

1 Medium Fig

Fiber  5.8%
Vitamin B6  3.5%
Copper  3.3%
Potassium  3.3%
Manganese  3%
Pantothenic Acid  3%

Have you eaten Figs lately?

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