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FIG FANTASY

This luscious fig and kefir smoothie is a true breakfast of champions!  It is loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants as well as fibre, healthy fat, protein and probiotics to keep your body happy, healthy and well-fueled for hours.

Fresh ripe figs are tender and sweet.  They have a unique taste with undertones of peach, strawberry and vanilla.  Figs are high in soluble fibre and a good source of several essential minerals.

Figs have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to combat a range of illnesses, from anemia to eczema.  They contain powerful polyphenols and other bioactive compounds that are believed to have numerous health benefits, including anticancer, antidiabetic, anti-aging and antibacterial effects.

For 2 servings, blend until smooth:

  • 5 fresh figs
  • 1 cup coconut or other milk-based kefir
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup natural walnuts
  • 4 Tbsp shelled hemp hearts
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp each ground turmeric & cinnamon
  • pure stevia or agave to sweeten as desired