Carobe and Fig Smoothie

I found three lovely fresh figs at the greengrocer. Fresh figs always remind me of a lovely holiday with my husband in Greece. We went out for diner at a cute restaurant, well, restaurant… This old man and woman ran this restaurant practically in their own garden and cooked in their own kitchen. The food tasted heavenly! I remember that this garden was overgrown with vines and there where several fig trees, loaded with big, fresh, colorful figs!

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When we had finished diner, the old man brought us a bowl with fresh figs. Lucky for me my significant other doesn’t like figs that much and so I had all the figs for myself. When asked, the old man even had a bag to carry the figs to our hotel and he even gave me a few more figs. The following mornings I indulged on the figs, what a feast!

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Would love to go back to sunny Greece right away, but instead I’m sitting here in a rainy Holland with my three fresh figs….Figs are super yummy to eat just as they are, but they’re also very tasty when blended through a smoothie. They give it a slight, natural sweet taste. In this smoothie I also added Carobe powder, which is produced from the legumes of the Carob tree and it has a sweet, caramel-like taste. The powder looks almost similar to cacao powder. It doesn’t only taste great in a smoothie, try to add it to your batch of Choco Candy Balls for example!

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Carobe and Fig Smoothie.

  • 1 (over)ripe Banana
  • 1 fresh Fig
  • 150 ml Almond milk
  • 1 tsp Carobe powder
  • Optional: few drops of Vanilla Essence.

Directions: Put all the ingredients in a mixing cup and blend into a creamy smoothie by using a handmixer. Poor in a glass and enjoy!

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