Honey Fig Smoothie

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Honey Fig Smoothie in glass with fresh-picked fig leaf and fig in process on white marble counter with white bowl filled with bananas

Enjoy this Honey Fig Smoothie at the perfect moment, when figs come into season and the very same moment honey is being harvested. Figs are my very favorite fruit. My husband and I planted a fig tree here on Chesterhaven Beach Farm about five years ago from a graft that my friend Joyce grafted from one of her most prolific fig trees. Today our tree stands taller than I, and it’s a pleasure to witness nature at her finest.

Interesting factoid. Honeybees do not pollinate figs. Wasps do. And the story is fascinating.

Raise your hand if you love figs.

We have good years for figs and not-so-great years for figs on the eastern shore. If we have a brutal winter, the fig tree usually doesn’t give much fruit the following summer. As you would expect, if we are graced with a mild winter, figs are abundant. We are having an amazing fig year this year! There are hundreds, if not thousands of figs on our beautiful tree.

Fig tree in progress up close

At the hight of fig season, I am always exploring new recipes besides this fresh fig smoothie to make with them, like honey pepper fresh figs or goat cheese fig crostini. Figs are a versatile fruit, filled with great natural flavors and sweeteners, perfect for a lot of dishes and desserts.

Fresh fig right off of the tree

Adapting our Honey Fig Smoothie

This high fiber smoothie is perfect as an on-the-go breakfast. You know, a recipe is not truly perfect until you’ve added your own touch to it. That’s why we encourage you to play with your food. Call to your inner smoothie maker to come out and play and change up this recipe. Here are some ideas:

  • Add a half of avocado
  • Replace the almond milk with coconut water
  • Add spinach or another leafy green for added nutrients
  • Add your favorite nut butter
  • Garnish with cocoa nibs, hemp hearts or flax seeds

If you decide to try this amazing recipe, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

Honey Fig Smoothie in glass with fresh-picked fig leaf and fig in process on white marble counter with white bowl filled with bananas

Honey Fig Smoothie

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 104kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 c almond milk
  • 1 c ice
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 4 fresh figs
  • 2 dates softened in hot water
  • 1 tbsp. Waxing Kara Honey
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in the blender
  • Blend until smooth, about one minute
  • Pour into a glass
  • garnish with cocoa nibs, hemp hearts or flax seeds
  • Serve

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 0.3mg

About the Author

kara

Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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