5-Minute Fig Smoothie
Sweet and creamy, this easy fig smoothie is the perfect use for fresh or frozen figs, and makes for a delicious snack or breakfast. Totally good-for-you ingredients but tastes like a figgy fruity treat!
When it comes to quick & easy breakfasts, easy smoothie recipes are the hands down winner in my book!
They’re my favorite way to kick off my mornings because they provide a sippable serving of seasonal produce (like figs!), plus protein, healthy fats and fiber, all in one glass, like this easy apple banana smoothie, and this banana almond milk smoothie.
This light, creamy and naturally sweet fig smoothie is definitely checking all those boxes!
For this simple smoothie we’re using ingredients like frozen bananas, figs, ground flax seed, Greek yogurt and any milk of choice (I like almond or cashew milk!) to create a fruity smoothie that tastes like a total treat.
The base recipe is very versatile and forgiving so you can customize it to work for you.
Don’t like (or can’t have) almond milk? No problem, you can use ANY other milk in its place.
Can’t do dairy? No worries! Simply swap in a plant-based yogurt or protein powder.
Want to turn this into a smoothie bowl instead? I’ve got you covered with full directions below.
Tip: This recipe works with fresh or frozen figs, to help keep your options open on busy mornings! If you’re using fresh fruit but love a good, cold smoothie, simply add a little bit of ice to your blender to thicken things up.
Process & Tips
The beauty of a good smoothie recipe is that all you really need to do is add all your ingredients to a blender and let it work its magic.
In a matter of minutes you’ll be sipping on a delicious, nutrient dense smoothie!
The powerhouse combination of fiber, fat and protein in this smoothie makes it more filling and satiating than a smoothie that’s only fruit-based.
Plant-powered fiber comes in the form of banana, figs and ground flax seeds.
Healthy fat comes in the form of plant-based milk, unsweetened Greek yogurt and flax seeds.
And the protein can be found both in the Greek yogurt & flax seeds.
Tip: This smoothie can easily be made vegan and dairy-free. I’ve included simple modifications for you below so everyone can enjoy it!
Fig Smoothie Variations
Without yogurt: Omit the yogurt and use 2 scoops vanilla protein powder in its place.
Fig smoothie without banana: Skip the banana, but be sure to add some ice and the optional honey.
Fig Smoothie Bowl
To make a fig smoothie bowl, make the smoothie thicker by only using 3/4 cup of milk.
Be sure to use frozen banana and frozen peaches to help you get that thick consistency.
Once blended, pour into a bowl and add your choice of smoothie bowl toppings.
Ingredient Notes & Substitutions
Figs: Any type of fig will work for this smoothie, including Black Mission Figs, Adriatic Figs, Brown Turkey Figs, Green Figs and more. Frozen figs may also be used.
Frozen banana: The banana adds some natural sweetness to this smoothie. You can use fresh or frozen banana in this recipe. If using fresh banana, be sure to add some ice for better texture.
Greek yogurt: I used unsweetened Greek yogurt for this recipe. For a dairy-free and vegan version, be sure to use plant-based yogurt in place of traditional yogurt.
Ground flaxseed: Ground flaxseed adds a bit of fiber and a dose of plant-based protein. I find it easier to use ground flaxseed but you could also add whole flax seeds if you have a high speed blender. Chia seeds would also work in place of flax seeds in this recipe.
Milk of choice: I used unsweetened almond milk but you can use any milk you like. Oat milk, cashew milk, and hemp milk would all work great in its place. If you like a thinner consistency in your smoothies, add more milk.
Honey: Honey is optional in this recipe but I love the subtle sweetness it adds to this smoothie and how it compliments the flavor of the figs. You could also use another refined sugar free sweetener in its place like maple syrup, coconut nectar or agave. Or for a low-sugar version, feel free to omit it (the banana and figs will still add some sweetness to it).
5-Minute Fig Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
- ½ cup chopped fig
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice, such as cashew milk
- 1 tablespoon honey, optional
- Ice to taste
- Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender. Blend on high until smooth.