Creamy Fig and Cinnamon Fall Smoothiejump to recipe
Creamy Fig and Cinnamon Fall Smoothie, can you even deal?!
Fig season is coming to an end and all I’ve been doing, is thinking about em’, like whoa. When I see them, I drool (like a lady), and I need them immediately in my life. But let’s rewind for a second. I never use to like figs, like ever. Get this, my neighbor actually has fig trees! When I have company over they get so excited when they see these trees. Back in the day I’d be all like “Uuugh”. Not anymore dear healthee’s, not anymore. Figs saved me, in every way that a person can be saved…Haha just kidding with that last part, it’s a line from Titanic. 🙂
Ok but in all seriousness, figs are considered one of the healthiest foods in the world. Who woulda thunk it, right!? They are high in fiber, which is what we want, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and they curb your sweet tooth from going cookie or cake, to fig. They’re like dates, or prunes, neither of which I use to enjoy either, but now I do. Oh lawd, how exciting I’ve become, I like prunes, hit the bells people! 😆
I notice since changing the way I eat, my tastebuds have change dramatically. I use to drink a medium iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts, with 3 sweet n’ low and cream. Imagine. Just imagine. And I would have that like 4 times a day! When I switched to unsweetened almond milk needless to say, it was an adjustment. A big one. I would use a stevia to try and mimic the sweetness but after I while I stopped using that too. I enjoy my coffee with unsweetened almond milk all the time now. Sometimes I do a dash of vanilla but even then I’ll notice the difference. I sometimes wish my tastebuds would do that with cake or chocolate. Ok, maybe that was going to far, cake and chocolate in the same sentence is just heavenly on it’s own. Almost worth the “baby fat”. 😉
Since I’m on a fig kick you may see more recipes in the very near future with more figs. Get em’ while they’re hot people! This smoothie is really simple. It tastes like sweet fall in a glass. Banana, Figs, Cinnamon, Rolled Oats, Almond milk, ice and boom you’re done. Throw some ridiculously awesome toppings on there and go have a dance party USA.
And if by chance you add a little rum to it, hey, YOLO! (It’s 12 o’clock somewhere.)
Creamy Fig and Cinnamon Fall Smoothie
- 1 1/2 cup almond milk
- 3-4 fresh figs
- 1 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp flax seeds or meal
- 1-2 tsp cinnamon
- handful of mulberries
- extra figs
- sprinkle of rolled oats or muesli
- sprinkle of chia seeds
- granola or rawnola
- 1/4 cup coconut yogurt (optional)
- 1 cinnamon stick for stirring
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Adjust almond milk and ice to desired consistency.
- Top with a variety of toppings as suggested or do your own thing and throw cacao nibs on there, some peanut butter drizzle, whatever you fancy.
- Serve and Enjoy!