Earlier this week, I took a twist on my Green Fig & Kale Smoothie and amped up the volume.
I substituted spinach for the kale (which blends a lot better), increased the amount of frozen banana and hemp seeds, and added a heaping tablespoon of almond butter.
No protein powder needed here; this smoothie packs a nutritional punch with just six simple ingredients.
Creamy Coconut Figgy Green Smoothie
serves 1* // gluten and dairy-free
- 3/4 c. Trader Joe’s unsweetened coconut milk beverage (may substitute regular coconut milk)
- 1 frozen banana
- 3 large frozen green figs
- 1 T hemp seeds
- 1 T creamy almond butter
- 2 large handfuls fresh spinach
*For reference, it fills a pint glass – that’s one big smoothie!
Nutrition Note >> Figs are high in minerals – including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper – and soluble fiber. They are also a good source of antioxidant vitamins A, E and K.
If you’re interested in more green smoothie inspiration, be sure to check out Peanut Butter Runner (Jen’s the cutest!). She recently shared a green smoothie video tutorial.
Fig lovers, this Fig, Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese Pizza is for you – enjoy!
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