3/19/14

What To Do With Dried Figs? Dried Figs & Frozen Berries Smoothie



What to do when your parents send you a ginormous bag of dried figs? Well, I shared a few with a friend, ate some as a snack, and decided to use a good portion of them to make a smoothie. Figs have a great amount of natural sugar and add a different texture to a smoothie.



What To Do With Dried Figs? Dried Figs & Frozen Berries Smoothie
Ingredients for 2
8 ounces Greek yogurt
8 dried figs
1 cup frozen berries (I used a mix of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries)
1/2 cup milk
1 cup crushed ice


Directions
1. Put all the ingredients into a blender. Puree until you get the consistency you desire.
2. Pour into glasses.


Confession: these paper straws are super cute, but they aren't incredibly useful. I ate my smoothie with a spoon ;) You can add more liquid and drink your smoothie through a straw. There's no need to add sugar unless you have a very big sweet tooth. Isn't the color gorgeous?


Any other ideas for using dried figs?

4 comments:

Megan said...

I love the color! I'm thinking you could make some sort of fig cookies or toss them in granola.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Never thought to use dried figs in smoothies - totally works.

Kate | Food Babbles said...

I've only recently come to enjoy figs so I've been looking for new and interesting ways to use them. This sounds right up my alley! What's even better, I have all the ingredients on hand already so I feel a smoothie coming on in the morning.

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Please report back!