Much to the dismay and horror of my Italian born mother, I dislike figs.
So the fact that I have a bearing fig tree at the moment, and my mother, whose favorite fruit is figs, is not here to eat them, is rather a problem. My kids don’t like them either (which is apparently my fault, according to my mother).
I must say, I wish my kids and I did like figs because they are a super-fruit, full of so many health benefits! You can read about it here. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way, so I decided to “hide the figs” in a smoothie with other fruit I had on hand: raspberries and nectarines, and without any added sugar, it was so sweet and refreshing (and healthy!)
But the best part was, no one could taste the figs–shhh, don’t tell my mother!
Raspberry Nectarine Smoothie
serves about 3
- 4 or 5 figs
- 1/2 cup (4 oz) raspberries
- 2 or 3 nectarines
- half cupful of ice
measurements are estimated
Place fruit in blender, and add ice.
Blend until smooth.
Serve the raspberry nectarine smoothie immediately.
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