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Vanilla Fig Smoothie With Cinnamon Whipped Cream

September 20th, 2016

fig and cinnamon smoothie My love affair with figs started just a few months ago after trying them for the first time (I know, late to the game) and now I’m doing my best to make-up for lost time by including them in just about everything I make — which is totally doable given their mildly sweet and versatile flavor. Not only are these small fruits delicious, they also have a string of added health benefits such as being a a natural aid in lowering blood pressure due to their high amounts of potassium as well as an excellent source of dietary fiber. Score! Coupling my newfound fig obsession with the beginning of fall — this slightly sweet and decadent vanilla fig smoothie.  fig and cinnamon smoothie So as not to overpower the figs’ taste and natural sweetness, these shakes have no added sugars and are instead sweetened only by the figs themselves and a small amount of coconut oil. I did add a pinch of sugar to the cinnamon whipped cream, but it can easily be omitted.fig and cinnamon smoothie When making these for a larger fall gathering, it’s a good idea to prepare the rimmed glasses beforehand, but otherwise these are shockingly easy to whip up. It’s mostly just throwing everything into a blender, which is just the type of recipe I like when it comes to easy entertaining. Happy (almost) fall!fig and cinnamon smoothie

photography by Ashleigh Amoroso

Vanilla Fig Smoothie With Cinnamon Whipped Cream

fig and cinnamon smoothie

Serves 1

Vanilla Fig Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cashew milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds, soaked
  • 3 figs
  • crushed ice
  • honey, for garnish
  • chopped pumpkin seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine vanilla greek yogurt, cashew milk, coconut oil, vanilla extract, pumpkin seeds, figs, and crushed ice in a blender. Mix until smooth. For a creamier smoothie, add more cashew milk.
  2. Dip the rim of your glass into honey, then roll in chopped pumpkin seeds for a pretty garnish. Place the glass in the freezer until ready to serve.
  3. Place thin slices of figs around the bottom of the glass, then add the smoothie mixture. Enjoy! (Tip: Pour the smoothie directly into the middle of the glass, as to not move the fig slices)

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

Whisk all ingredients together until the cream reaches stiff peaks.

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8 Comments under :: Vanilla Fig Smoothie With Cinnamon Whipped Cream
  1. Carlota says:

    Omg I´m a fig addict too! This looks so good, I wish I could have one right now 🙂

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  2. This looks amazing – what a fun idea!

  3. Edenpassante says:

    Figs are so good this time of year and this looks SO good!

  4. Christine says:

    Can you use soaked dried figs instead of fresh (I know you won’t have the pretty sliced figs inside the glass with dried)?

  5. Jola Wasilewska says:

    figgy paradise 🙂 thank you for the idea

  6. Fun idea! I’m in love with figs, too. My parents have a big tree in their yard and I love visiting this time of year!

  7. John says:

    This is so yummy fig drink. I am try today this drink.

  8. peter burg says:

    I dont know hows the taste but look is superb. will try to make same

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