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!

  • http://www.theardentepicure.com/ Magic of Spice

    Boy that looks good…I would have never thought of figs in a smoothies either. Nice!

  • http://spiciefoodie.blogspot.com/ Nancy aka SpicieFoodie

    Oh my, that looks and sounds so mouthwatering. I’ve never tried chocolate and figs together but have to say you make is sound amazing. Can’t wait for fig season.

  • Trish

    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.

  • http://Pattysfood.blogspot.com Patty Price

    Delicious combination of chocolate and figs in such a refreshing looking drink!

  • http://simplerecipes.me Juliana

    Wow, figs and chocolate? Sounds and looks really yummie…too bad we cannot find fresh figs here. Nice pictures!

  • http://cajunchefryan.rymocs.com/blog2/ Cajun Chef Ryan

    How this is my kind of smoothie! Just wish I still had a fig tree in my back yard!

    Bon appetit!
    =:~)

  • Trish

    Thanks for reading, guys ;) @Magic of Spice, @Nancy, @Juliana, @Cajun Chef Ryan

  • http://www.edesiaeats.co May Ling Wu

    Yum! I always wanted to use figs for something but didn’t know what. Great post!

  • RavieNomNoms

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

  • http://www.cooksbookblog.com Marisa

    Great idea and totally different! I love when craving-fueled creativity yeilds delicious results!

  • http://www.bakingserendipity.blogspot.com Baking Serendipity

    This sounds delicious! A perfect chocolate treat :)

    • Trish

      Thanks for reading, guys! @May Ling Wu @RavieNonNoms @Marisa @Baked Serendipity

  • http://therealfoodgirl.blogspot.com/ Gina

    Chocolate and figs would have probably NEVER occurred to me! Sweet, satisfying, nutritious… I love that!

  • http://www.thechocolatefigsf.com Sarah

    Gotta love chocolate and figs together… nice title!! ;)
    Next, you must try dark chocolate-dipped figs. Heaven!

  • http://gigabiting.com Janice

    All things fig! Yum!

    • Trish

      Thanks for reading, guys!! @Gina @Sarah @Janice

  • http://muchtomydelight.blogspot.com jenn

    Interesting idea! I have a fig tree (YAY!) and am always looking for new recipes. Thanks!

  • http://www.foodgal.com Carolyn Jung

    I adore figs. And I am a chocoholic. So this smoothie will be dangerously good, I’m sure! ;)

  • http://www.nutritionnutontherun.com Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]

    mmmm – creative!

  • http://morellocherry-frostedrosepetals.blogspot.com/ kate

    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! ::)

  • Anonymous

    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..

  • idealchef

    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..