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Blackberry-Fig-Avocado Smoothie-- Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Ambrosia


Follow Me on Pinterest You know that I don't like to boast about all the fruit we are harvesting in our yard... you do know that, right?  Well, please forgive me today... I just can't help it... and I can't take the credit either, of course... that belongs to God!

Last year our son, the veggie farmer, looked over the pathetic little fig tree, the one that seemed to be 'cursed' (read Mark 11:13-14) and went about laying down some necessary lime and other minerals.  He said, "Watch it-- it will take off for you!" and, behold, he was right on.. this year the fig tree that had never treated us to more than 1 or maybe 2 fruits in the previous 6 years, suddenly produced a minor boom crop this year.  These are Green Figs, so while they look less ripe than Brown Figs, they are soft, and sweetly delicious.  My husband adores figs-- you might say he is a Fig Pig-- so I am also very happy that he gets to harvest and eat them before he goes out onto the North Coast Trail hike with his friend Brian in a few days. (He would have been so disappointed had he missed the ripe figs while on the hike).
So juicy sweet!
Okay, on with the Smoothie Recipe: (for about 20 oz. of Smoothie)

Combine the following in a high-speed blender (or other blender, in two batches):

  • 3 ripe, juicy Figs (minus the tough stems)
  • 1 C. Blackberries (I used frozen ones for the ice appeal)(Regular Raspberries would also be delish!)
  • 1/2 ripe, soft Avocado flesh
  • 1 C. Nut Mylk (as you can see, I opted for ready-made Almond Breeze-- use what you like)
  • Water as desired (I like to bulk mine up with water-- so hydrating)

Thoroughly enjoy this Smoothie by God*

Persons with Type 2 Diabetes who are trying to eat as healthy as possible from the Plant-based regimen will be happy to know that this is a body-friendly grouping of fruits, that, in season (do not eat the high glycemic dry figs and eat the fruit raw),  fresh and ripe, will just make you feel lovely in this smoothie!  Enjoy!
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