If you love figs and have a couple of spare ones, do something creative with them and make this delicious fig smoothie bowl recipe!
Benefits of Fig Smoothie Bowl
Figs naturally contain a lot of health benefits, but this smoothie bowl isn’t just made with figs; it contains other healthy ingredients too!
The use of a variety of natural ingredients in this smoothie bowls really makes this smoothie bowl much more nutrient dense.
Here’s an overview of the benefits of it:
- Nutrient-Rich: This low calorie smoothie bowl provides essential nutrients, including vitamins (such as vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K), minerals (like calcium and potassium), and healthy fats, which can support overall health.
- A Source Of Protein: The Greek yogurt and peanut butter used in the recipe are good sources of protein, helping to keep you feeling full and providing amino acids necessary for various bodily functions.
- Rich In Antioxidants: Strawberries, figs, and honey contain antioxidants that can help protect your cells from oxidative stress and support your immune system.
- Contains Healthy Fats: Peanut butter provides healthy fats, including monounsaturated fats, which are heart-healthy and can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Contains Probiotics: Greek yogurt is a source of probiotics, which can promote gut health by supporting the growth of beneficial bacteria in your digestive system.
- Energy Boost: The natural sugars in strawberries, figs, and honey can provide a quick energy boost, making this smoothie a good option for a pre- or post-workout snack.
- High In Fiber: The smoothie includes fiber from the fruit, which can aid in digestion and also help you your bowels empty faster. This is particularly helpful if you suffer from constipation.
- Tastes Great: This combination of ingredients creates a delicious and satisfying flavor profile, making it an enjoyable way to consume nutritious foods.
- Customizable: You can adjust the ingredients to meet your specific dietary preferences and nutritional goals.
Strawberry Smoothie Bowl With Figs Ingredients:
When I was creating this recipe, I played around with different ingredients.
I wanted to create a smoothie bowl that contains ingredients that work in harmony together. I didn’t want one ingredient to overpower the others.
So, the ingredients I used are:
- Fresh Figs
- Frozen Strawberries
- Greek Yogurt
- Peanut Butter
- A Touch of Milk For Blending
Recipe Tips And Ingredient Alternatives
After creating numerous different version of this berry smoothie bowl with fresh figs, I am going to leave some options below for ingredient swaps you can make.
And also some tips!
Optional Ingredient Swaps
- If you don’t have fresh figs available, you can use dried figs. 2-3 dried figs will be plenty.
- For a vegan-friendly smoothie bowl, instead of dairy yogurt, use coconut yogurt, and replace the honey for maple syrup instead.
- You can use blueberries or other berries instead of strawberries in the smoothie.
- Instead of peanut butter, cashew butter worked best when I replaced it, but almond butter should work great too.
Smoothie Bowl Tips:
- When it comes to blending the smoothie, add the milk as you go, bit by bit. This is because you don’t want to add much and end up with liquidly smoothie.
- If you are using dried figs instead of fresh, ensure that you cut off the stems, and if the figs are too hard, soak them in hot water for 5 minutes, then drain and use them.
- If you don’t have a powerful blender, I highly recommend using a food processor. I make all my smoothie bowls using a food processor, just because I find it much easier.
Smoothie Bowl FAQs:
Can You Put Figs In a Smoothie
You can absolutely put figs in a smoothie. In fact, they can be a great additional to them. Figs are low in sugar, and provide creaminess and unique taste to your smoothies
How To Prepare Figs For Smoothies
To prepare the figs - wash them by soaking them in cold water with a touch of baking soda for 12 minutes, then rinse. Cut off the stems of the figs, and slice them in quarters. And they are ready to be used!
Can I Store Leftover Fig Smoothie Bowl?
Storing smoothie bowls is tricky, because they are often made with frozen ingredients. If you made made a big batch though, quickly transfer what you want to store in a freezer friendly container, or into popsicles molds and freeze immediately.
Fig Smoothie Bowl (With Berries & Honey)
- 1 Food Processor we used this one.
- 1 cup/150g frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup/75g Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 fresh fig diced stem removed
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2-3 tablespoons of milk of choice to help blending
- Add all of your ingredients to a powerful blender or a food processor except the milk, starting with the frozen fruit
- Process until completely smooth adding in the milk slowly, until you achieve the right consistency. Stopping and scraping the sides a few times for a consistent blend.
- Serve the creamy mixture onto your favorite smoothie bowls and add your desired toppings.