Banana Fig Smoothie

This is an interesting and delicious combination of sweet fruit, without adding simple sugars (serves 2):
2 medium size bananas-pealed (~4.5 ounces each)
6 figs-frozen, cut in half
1 cup skim milk
1 T sour cream
6 medium ice cubes (~3 ounces each)
cinnamon-to taste
1. In a blender, blend 1.5 bananas, figs, milk, sour cream, ice cubes, and cinnamon.
2. Once blended, add the other 1/2 of banana and pulse (this allows for small banana pieces to add interesting texture to the smoothie).
3. Serve in a decorative glass (with an optional, funny, gigantic fig as garnish =)


  1. can i used dried figs instead? i have a box of them and i have no idea how to use em up. if not for the smoothie, any other suggestions? i tried cutting them up to use in a salad but i didnt appreciate the gritty sandiness from the seeds. thanks!

  2. It's helpful to use fresh fruit for smoothies, as the lack of water content in dried fruit will simply result in clumps in your smoothie. Try pairing dried figs with meat (ham, chicken, beef), cheese, and in sandwiches: a hearty, multi grain bread with brie, ham, and halved, dried figs-warmed in a panini maker or on the stove top. Another option is to make a fruit and nut mix: 7 dried figs (small dice), 1 cup toasted almonds, 1/2 cup salted cashews, 1/2 cup banana chips, 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds, 1/2 cup flax seeds. Enjoy!

  3. awesome girl!

    actually i made something tonight you might appreciate. it was a wild rice salad with toasted pecans, chopped figs, and shallots in a balsamic-dijon vinaigrette =)