We have been in an almond milk making spree. Home made almond milk really tastes good. Since we do not like to use it in the chai we make, we tend to eat it with cereals, in a chocolate milk shake or in smoothies.
On any given day, smoothies are my preferred breakfast because they hardly take any time to make, are delicious and nutritious and so easy to just take along for a mid morning boost of energy at work.
This Banana walnut fig smoothie is my absolute favorite smoothie. I have been making this for about 16 years now and the discovery of the recipe was accidental, And back then it was called a Banana milk shake.
I found it in one of the Sunday newspapers in the recipe section and it intrigued me. The recipe said I needed lemon juice with the milk and bananas and walnuts. Milk and lemon juice together was unthinkable. I kept thinking if my grandfather learns about the escapade , he will get me tested for all sorts of bodily dysfunctions. But I prevailed and held on to the wild side of me, which always gets me in trouble. Thankfully not this time.
The addition of the lemon juice was the best thing I discovered. So I decided that grandpa doesn’t have to know what went into it. The dried figs came in much later with the significant other being really fond of them. The addition of figs paid off too and this smoothie just is our go to smoothie!
Banana Walnut Figs Smoothie
- 1 dried fig chopped
- 2 tbs chopped walnuts
- 1/2 a banana
- 1/2 C almond milk
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- Peel the banana ( of course you would do that without me telling you )
- Put everything in the blender
- Blend until smooth
- Pour, sip and feel the bliss.