This is a sweet, rich and creamy smoothie containing the goodness of figs, yogurt and almond milk that makes a super healthy and nutritious breakfast. Figs are a rich source of minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc that supports overall health and healthy functioning of the body.
It also contains a wholesome amount of B-complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K and dietary fiber. Yogurt not only adds a rich and creamy texture to the smoothie but also provides a generous amount of protein that makes it all more filling and satiating. Honey adds a mellow sweet taste to the smoothie and provides an instant burst of energy.
Figs are a nutrient-rich fruit that contains a high level of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc. that supports proper heart, muscle, and digestive function and helps to maintain strong bones and teeth; support the immune system and nerve function. Antioxidant phenol presents in figs lower the risk of heart disease and cancer by preventing cell damage caused by harmful free radicals.
Dietary fibers present in figs lower the risk of heart disease, constipation, and high cholesterol. Vitamin B6, riboflavin, thiamine and niacin present in figs support energy production from foods, boosts immune function, helps in brain development and the formation of hemoglobin for the red blood cells.
Yogurt is a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy probiotics. Yogurt is rich in protein that helps to keep you satiated for a longer period of time and aids healthy weight loss and weight management. Nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, potassium and vitamin A present in yogurt helps to maintain healthy and strong bones and teeth.
Being a fermented food, yogurt is a healthy natural source of probiotic bacteria that supports healthy digestion and boosts the immune system. Probiotics help to treat digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and diarrhea.
Almond milk is used as a thinning agent in this smoothie that is used to achieve desired consistency and thickness. Almond milk is a healthy low-calorie substitute for whole milk that is extremely low in fat and cholesterol. Low-calorie almond milk helps to maintain healthy body weight and aids weight loss.
Almond milk contains heart-healthy polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats that help to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. Almond milk is a rich source of vitamin E that helps to maintain healthy skin and hair. Unsweetened almond milk contains very less carbohydrates which also help in weight loss.
Here is the recipe…
- Fig – 6
- Almonds – 3
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Yogurt – ½ cup
- Almond milk – 1 cup
- Toss chopped figs, yogurt and soaked almonds in the blender.
- Then pour raw honey and almond milk to the blender.
- Blend all these ingredients well at high speed until smooth and transfer this smoothie into your serving glass.
- Drink this healthy smoothie for not only to lose your excess weight but also to stay fit and healthy.
This is a simple and easy fruit smoothie that is made using only 3 to 4 ingredients but it is extremely healthy and nourishing. The smoothie is made using only fresh whole ingredients which make it suitable even for kids and toddlers.