Zucchini Fig Smoothie

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Zucchini Fig Smoothie // @tastyyummies // #glutenfree #vegan

I was trying to come up with a clever name for this smoothie that would sound less, I dunno, intimidating or strange. But in brainstorming kitchy smoothie names I came to the realization, that I want the world to know how amazing zucchini is in smoothies. It provides a creaminess that is so conducive to a smoothie and it also gives me that green that I like to start my day off with – from something other than the same ‘ol greens like kale or spinach. Plus, it’s a really great way to use some of those HUGE over grown zucchini that just get all strange to cook with. I scoop out the seeds if they are big and seedy and I just chop up a cup or so. skin included and throw it in.

Zucchini Fig Smoothie // @tastyyummies // #glutenfree #vegan

We have soo many figs coming from our tree and so many beautiful large heirloom zucchini from the garden, that this Zucchini and Fig Smoothie has become a regular around here. This smoothie is creamy, a little spicy, sweet, filling and sooo totally addicting. You gotta trust me on this one guys, just put some zucchini in your next smoothie!

Zucchini Fig Smoothie // @tastyyummies // #glutenfree #vegan

 

RECIPE NOTES:

• if you don’t have access to fresh figs, you could try making this with dried figs, possibly soaking them a bit before to soften them

• scoop out the seeds from the zucchini if they are the big seedy ones

• soak the cashews at least 2 hours for the nest nutritional benefits, or quick soak in boiling water for a few minutes just to soften

• you may not need any sweetener depending on how sweet the bananas and the figs are. Use your own judgement here

 

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kelly - A Side of Sweet July 31, 2014 at 7:57 am

Hey Beth – I’m a lifestyle blogger from San Francisco and a friend just told me about your yoga class this Sunday! I absolutely love yoga and I’m so excited to take your class! I look forward to connecting this weekend. xo.

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2 Kate @¡Hola! Jalapeño July 31, 2014 at 9:46 am

What a brilliant idea! Another use (besides zucchini bread) for those monsters in my garden. I’m absolutely trying this out!

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3 aida mollenkamp July 31, 2014 at 10:02 am

Um, I’m soooo intrigued by this that I want to drive to your house, pick the fruit from your yard, and make it with you. Is that weird?

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4 thefolia August 9, 2014 at 10:27 pm

What a brilliant combination! I love my morning smoothies, usually berries, but there is no other fruit that excites me as much as a fig. As for the zucchini, I blend them in pancake batter so why not a smoothie! Thanks for the idea and change in my breakfast smoothie. Happy Nesting!

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5 Hayley@healthyregards August 14, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Wow this is actually perfect, amazing, I need it NOW!

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6 Abigale September 27, 2014 at 5:01 am

Hello – this sounds like a delicious smoothie! So innovative. Do you think it’s all right to soak the cashews overnight? I would like to make it first thing in the morning instead of waiting 2 hours after I get up. Or would it be better to soak them 2 hours the night before, then take them out of the water until the morning?

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7 Beth @ Tasty Yummies September 27, 2014 at 7:35 am

Overnight is totally fine, I do that myself quite often. I just say 2 hours, as that is the minimum I would soak them to get the best benefits. You’d have to soak them quite a long time to “over soak” them and they would possibly just start sprouting or get super soft. Nothing of any harm. So go for it!

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