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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Marsh

Vegan Fig and Green Smoothie

Updated: Aug 26, 2023

Refreshing Vegan Fig and Green Smoothie Shake Recipe

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When it comes to enjoying a delicious treat that's also bursting with nourishing benefits, this Vegan Fig and Green Smoothie Shake takes the cake (or should I say, the shake!). This delightful blend of fresh figs, vibrant greens, and wholesome plant-based ingredients is not only a feast for your taste buds but also a boost for your well-being. Whether you're starting your day or refueling after a workout, this recipe is a fantastic addition to your healthy eating journey.

Healthy Benefits of Each Ingredient:
  • Fresh Figs:

    • Rich in dietary fiber, promoting healthy digestion.

    • Good source of antioxidants, including vitamin C and polyphenols.

    • Provide essential minerals like potassium and magnesium for heart health.

  • Banana:

    • High in potassium, supporting heart health and regulating blood pressure.

    • Contains vitamin B6, aiding brain function and mood regulation.

    • Natural sugars provide quick energy and satisfy sweet cravings.

  • Spinach:

    • Packed with vitamins A, C, and K, supporting immune function and bone health.

    • High in antioxidants, helping to combat oxidative stress and inflammation.

    • Rich in folate, important for cell division and a healthy pregnancy.

  • Almond Milk:

    • Low in calories and saturated fat, making it a heart-healthy milk alternative.

    • Fortified varieties offer calcium and vitamin D, promoting bone health.

    • Provides vitamin E, an antioxidant that supports skin health.

  • Coconut Water:

    • Natural electrolyte source, aiding in hydration and post-workout recovery.

    • Contains potassium, helping to regulate fluid balance and muscle contractions.

  • Chia Seeds:

    • High in omega-3 fatty acids, promoting brain health and reducing inflammation.

    • Rich in fiber, aiding in digestion and promoting a feeling of fullness.

    • Absorb liquid, creating a gel-like consistency that can help control appetite.

  • Almond Butter:

    • Provides healthy monounsaturated fats, benefiting heart health.

    • Contains protein, fiber, and vitamin E, promoting overall well-being.

  • Flaxseeds:

    • Excellent source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, benefiting heart and brain health.

    • High in fiber, supporting digestive regularity and cholesterol management.

Vegan Fig and Green Smoothie Recipe:

  • 2 fresh figs, stems removed and quartered

  • 1 medium banana, peeled and sliced

  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves

  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)

  • 1/2 cup coconut water

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (unsweetened)

  • 1 teaspoon flaxseeds

  • Ice cubes (as desired)

  1. Begin by preparing the ingredients. Make sure the figs are stemmed and quartered, the banana is sliced, and the spinach leaves are washed.

  2. In a high-speed blender, combine the fresh figs, banana slices, fresh spinach leaves, almond milk, coconut water, chia seeds, almond butter, and flaxseeds.

  3. If you prefer a colder shake, add a few ice cubes to the blender as well.

  4. Blend all the ingredients on high until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.

  5. If the shake appears too thick, you can add a bit more almond milk or coconut water to reach your desired consistency.

  6. Once blended to perfection, pour the smoothie shake into a tall glass.

  7. For an extra touch of visual appeal, garnish your shake with additional slices of fresh figs or a sprinkle of chia seeds on top.

  8. Sip and savor the refreshing goodness of your Vegan Fig and Green Smoothie Shake!

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and can vary based on the specific brands and quantities used.

  • Calories: ~220 kcal

  • Carbohydrates: ~37g

    • Fiber: ~9g

    • Sugars: ~21g

  • Protein: ~5g

  • Fat: ~7g

    • Saturated Fat: ~0.5g

  • Vitamin A: ~100% DV

  • Vitamin C: ~60% DV

  • Calcium: ~15% DV

  • Iron: ~15% DV

  • Potassium: ~15% DV

Serving Suggestions:
  • Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.

  • Add more almond milk if a thinner consistency is desired.

  • Garnish with additional fig slices or a sprinkle of chia seeds.

  • Enjoy as a breakfast smoothie, post-workout recovery drink, or a refreshing afternoon snack.

  • Healthline: Link to Healthline's Benefits of Figs

  • Medical News Today: Link to Medical News Today's Benefits of Spinach

  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Link to Harvard's Plant-Based Diet Guide

  • WebMD: Link to WebMD's Benefits of Chia Seeds

  • Mayo Clinic: Link to Mayo Clinic's Benefits of Almonds


Please note that the nutritional values provided are approximate and can vary based on factors such as ingredient brands and quantities. Additionally, while the health benefits of the ingredients are well-documented, individual health needs may vary. Consult a healthcare professional for personalized dietary advice.

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