Banana is a life saver, i know every house-hold must have at least 1 or 2 on their fruit bowl. I usually have a banana, whenever i feel low on energy or moody. Do you know it has a component called serotonin? that enhances your mood. Next time, if you feel low, try a banana, might bring a smile on your face. Apart from that, they add good volume to your smoothies and also acts as a natural sweetener. Today i bring you a healthy and refreshing smoothie with banana and figs.
Writing about figs, My sister, has a huge fig tree in their apartment compound and all the families there, enjoy fresh figs, whenever they want. I feel so jealous, when i think about it, nothing like plucking a fruit straight from the tree and munching it. The freshness and so organic, no pesticide, no sprays, wow, i feel so J!!!
It is a fruit from middle-east and all these days i didn’t even know how to pick right figs, such a bummer na! Recently i learnt, how to buy fresh figs. Fresh figs are very delicate and they don’t stay good for long, their life-time is only 2 or 3 days, so if buying fresh figs look for that deep color and tender skin. If buying unripened ones, let them stay on the counter till they ripe, then store in the fridge and consume it within 2 or 3 days. Dried figs are available all year around, and are very easy to store.
Figs are well known for their health benefits. They are good in dietary fibres, potassium and good gut bacteria. The next simplest form they can be enjoyed is in smoothies, blend them with milk and serve immediately you have yumm smoothie, to rev you up for the day. I had it today after my yoga workout and felt so good.
1 medium banana
1 ripened fig
1& 1/4 cup of fresh milk, chilled
1/2 tsp chia seeds
- Take chopped banana and fig in a blender jar. Add 1 cup of milk and blend until smooth. Add remaining milk and blend again.
- Pour in glasses, sprinkle chia seeds on top. Serve immediately.