Recipe – Fig smoothie

OK, there’s no dancing around this: this one may look healthy but calling it tasty-looking would be a stretch.

It tastes not only better than it looks, it actually tastes good. And it is healthy. Another raw food inspiration I took with me from visiting our friend C.

How to (makes about four servings):

  1. Soak about a cup of figs over night (it’s a raw food thing: soaking everything – to get rid of toxins (seeds and nuts), or in this case just to make it more digestible).
  2. About half an hour or so before you want to prepare the smoothie, soak some powdered nettle, hip and blueberry (of course you can use the real thing, too, but we happen to have tons of this powdered stuff, it’s supposed to be rich in vitamins and stuff – gosh, this sounds like I don’t even know why I am doing half the stuff I am doing … which is completely untrue! … er … well). At Peter’s request, I added some spirulina, too (algi, also … um, healthy)
  3. Put the figs in the blender – with the water they were soaking in! Blend. Duh.
  4. Add the powder that should have turned into a creamy goo by now.
  5. Add a banana (or more, if you like), even some agave syrup if you like it REALLY sweet.
  6. Add water depending on what kind of texture you like

At our friend’s we ate this with berries (picked by her in the woods behind her house, of course). We were out so we had to go without. What I like best about this smoothie/cream is how the fig seeds crackle in my mouth.

Oh yeah: and how it makes it possible to take in all these vitamin supplements that I couldn’t force down before when I tried to just drink the stuff. I guess you can come a long way with sugar.

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