Chocolate Fig Smoothie

Chocolate Fig Smoothie
I am in the mood for something sweet. Is it chocolate craving? Is it something else?

My mind is on chocolate. I eye up the fresh figs on my kitchen counter that I picked up at the farmers’ market. Hmm. I’ve never had chocolate and fig together. I’ve also never added fig to a smoothie before but it can’t be bad considering figs are sweet, nutritious, and not particularly overpowering. They also have a lovely little texture that could also add to the smoothie’s smoothness.

In the kitchen I go, experimenting with a few different batches of smoothies. I begin testing varying amounts of fig, milk, ice, and cocoa. I have a knife in one hand, spatula and measuring cup in the other. Assuming I have something that resembles a frantic look on my face, my friend says to me, “You look like a mad scientist.” I dismiss his comment.

And then it happens. I’ve finally met the ultimate chocolate fig smoothie. This smoothie is rich and chocolatey, yet healthy and you’d never know it. It makes a great après-sport (post-workout) beverage in the summer heat to replenish and refresh. It’s simply delicious. Hope you enjoy it!

Chocolate Fig Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup milk (of your choice)
  • 5 figs, halved
  • 1 teaspoon raw cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass and serve immediately. Santé!

Comments

  1. Trish says

    Thanks for reading, Nancy. I forget how spoiled we are here in California with our extended fig season. Give it a try when you get your hands on some. Bon ap.

  2. RavieNomNoms says

    You know, I would have never thought of this, but it looks really good. I think I have to try it now!

  3. says

    this looks so good! im obsessed with chocolate and the more i deny myself, the more i want it!!! this looks so good. ive actuallly never tried fresh figs, they have just never seemed that appealing to me…but this smoothie? bring it on!!! great post! ::)

  4. Anonymous says

    I love chocolates.. wow. this is what i wanted since a long.. as find  here.. thanks for the sharing such a mouthwatering drink for me.. i never test like this.. so. going to make soon..

  5. idealchef says

    I love chocolates.. wow. this is what i wanted since a long.. as find  here.. thanks for the sharing such a mouthwatering drink for me.. i never test like this.. so. going to make soon..

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