Saturday, October 20, 2012

Blueberry Fig Smoothie

While I was sweating it out at the gym this morning I started thinking about breakfast. Yes, this happens often. My mind is often occupied by thoughts of meals to come.

While Woody is off becoming a Tough Mudder, I decided to try something different. A blueberry fig smoothie. I bought some figs at Trader Joe’s last week and while we’ve been snacking on them through the week, I thought this might be an interesting combination.

The ingredients:


  • 1/3c 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1/2c skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2c frozen blueberries
  • 3-4 figs – cut into small pieces

How to make it:

  • Just throw everything into the blender and BLEND BABY BLEND!

So, because of the nature of the figs, there can be a texture to the smoothie. If you like a super smooth smoothie, this may not be for you, but I think you should try it anyway, cause it was YUM! Just keep the blender whirling a little longer.


I do think the flavors went well together. I also throw some banana in a smoothie because it’s good nutrition and a base flavor that really doesn’t affect the overall flavor much. The fig and blueberry were great together and neither one overpowered the other. Definitely making this one again!

  • Is your weekend off to a good start?
  • Have you done a Tough Mudder or other muddy race? Would you do it again?


Today’s workout -

  • 45min elliptical
  • 10min rowing machine
  • 3x10 tricep kickback
  • 3x10 upright row
  • 3x10 seated row
  • 3x10 fly
  • 3x10 squats
  • 2x45 sec plank on exercise ball
  • 15min elliptical
  • ab exercises
  • lots of stretching

1 comment:

mary doman said...

I've never thought to put figs or dried fruit in a smoothie! Excellent idea.