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Creamy Fig and Berry Smoothie

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Once upon a time, I planted a fig tree. I loved the idea of having unlimited figs, as they’re delicious and can be a bit pricey. After a few short years of growth, however, I found myself with more figs than I knew what to do with. It’s a good problem to have, to be sure. And a short lived one, as this delectable fruit has a limited season. But it’s a problem nonetheless. So I started getting creative. And that’s how this fig and berry smoothie came to be! I found that on their own, figs were a bit too sweet and rich in a smoothie. But throw in some tart berries, and you’ve got yourself a creamy, dreamy breakfast smoothie!

Fresh or dried?

I’ll be honest – I’m not a fan of dried figs. If I’m looking to extend them past their season, I’d much rather make a jam than dry them out. I personally think figs lose a lot of flavor and texture when dried. So for this fig and berry smoothie, I would definitely recommend using fresh figs. Or frozen, if you have them! (Though if you’re freezing figs, I would slice them in half first, as they might be tough to blend otherwise.)

Can I make this vegan?

You sure can! To veganize this fig and berry smoothie, simply use your favorite vegan yogurt in place of Greek yogurt.

Swaps and substitutions

I’m all for swaps and substitutions so long as they don’t affect the flavor of a dish. So for this fig and berry smoothie, feel free to make any neutral swaps you’d like. Don’t have oat milk? Use almond. Don’t have chia seeds or hemp hearts? That’s fine – don’t use them. Or swap them out for something you do have! Omit and swap away, but try to be mindful of flavor. If you leave out something with a really bold flavor, the smoothie won’t taste like it’s supposed to. Ok, ok, you get it. Glad we had this talk, though.

Should my fruit be fresh or frozen?

For this fig and berry smoothie, I say go fresh.

Normally, I’m all for using frozen fruit in smoothies. Doing so makes using ice unnecessary. But for this smoothie, I added ice and used fresh ingredients. Why? Well, smoothies should be simple. When I make them with frozen fruit, I buy that fruit pre-frozen. But I’ve never seen a bag of frozen figs at the store. So in the interest of simplicity, I used mostly fresh fruit here and added some ice.


Creamy Fig and Berry Smoothie

Course Breakfast, smoothie, Snack
Keyword breakfast smoothie, Creamy Fig and Berry Smoothie, fig and berry smoothie, smoothie
Servings 2


  • Blender


  • 1 cup Figs Halved
  • 1 cup Raspberries
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 cup Strawberries Stemmed and halved
  • 1/2 cup Broccoli sprouts
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Hemp hearts
  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup Oat milk
  • 1/4 cup Sliced almonds
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 1 tbsp Protein or collagen powder (Optional)


  • Add all ingredients to blender and blend until totally smooth. If you feel that it's too thick, simply add more oat milk. Otherwise, serve immediately!

And that’s it! Gotta love a one step recipe, right? If you make this fig and berry smoothie, I hope you love it! Let me know what you think in the comments or on Instagram!

Looking for more healthy breakfast ideas? Try my blueberry almond smoothie or my vegan breakfast hash!

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