Fig Smoothie Made with Honey

Fig Smoothie Made with Honey

Enjoy this Fig Smoothie at the perfect moment, when figs come into season, and when honey is harvested at the very same moment. Figs are my very favorite fruit. My husband and I planted a fig tree here on Chesterhaven Beach Farm about five years ago from a graft my friend Joyce grafted from one of her most prolific fig trees. Today our tree stands taller than I, and it's a pleasure to witness nature at its finest. Did you know that honeybees do not pollinate figs? Wasps do. And the story is fascinating.

a glass of fig smoothie sits next to a fig leaf and jar of honey

Raise your hand if you love figs.

We have good years for figs and not-so-great years for figs on the eastern shore. In a brutal winter, the fig tree usually doesn't give much fruit the following summer. As you would expect, figs are abundant if we are graced with a mild winter. We are having an amazing fig year this year! There are hundreds, if not thousands, of figs on our beautiful tree.

Fig tree in progress up close

At the height of fig season, I am always exploring new recipes besides this fresh fig smoothie to make with them, like honey pepper fresh figs or goat cheese fig crostini. Figs are a versatile fruit, filled with natural flavor and sweeteners, perfect for many dishes and desserts.

Fresh figs right off of the tree

How to Make Fig Smoothie

First, let's take a look at the ingredients we need to make this fig smoothie; only eight of them exist.

  • almond milk
  • ice
  • banana
  • fresh figs
  • dates
  • Bee Inspired honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla Extract
frozen figs picked on chesterhaven beach farm, ready for making your favorite fig recipe.

Making this smoothie with figs is easy.

  • Place all of the ingredients in the blender.
  • Blend until smooth, about one minute.
  • Pour into a glass.
  • Garnish with cocoa nibs, hemp hearts, or flax seeds.
  • Serve.

Adapting our Honey Fig Smoothie

This high fiber smoothie is perfect as an on-the-go breakfast. A recipe is not perfect until you’ve added your touch. That’s why we encourage you to play with your food. Call your inner smoothie maker to come out and play and change up this recipe. Here are some ideas:

  • Add half of the avocado.
  • Replace the almond milk with coconut water.
  • Add spinach or another leafy green for added nutrients.
  • Add your favorite nut butter.
  • Garnish with cocoa nibs, hemp hearts, or flax seeds.