Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Figs & Banana Smoothie

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Dad and I love figs for their crunchy texture :) We rarely share a similarity in taste, so this being a common one I though of making a smoothie with it and having a cheers with dad ;)

My dad's reaction to my food has always been on a super dooper positive note. No wonder fathers love what their kids make and so is my dad too!!! But still honestly speaking, he being a pro in the kitchen always gives me a unbiased report on my dishes :) And he loved this smoothie. Do I need to say more!! ;)

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Ingredients:

Dry Figs - 10
Banana - 2
Milk - 2 cups
Light caramel syrup - 2 tblsp
Honey - for taste

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Method:

Chop dry figs roughly. Sprinkle few drops of water over it and microwave it for just a minute. This will make the fruit soft. Allow it to cool down.

Peel and dice banana roughly.

Blend the figs along with banana, cold milk, light caramel syrup and honey.

Serve chill :)

Enjoy a crunchy and yummy smoothie that would make your tummy smile :)

To make light caramel syrup:

Take 2 tblsp of sugar in a dry pan and allow it to melt on low flame. Once it melts completely and turns light brown, immediately pour in half a cup of water and mix well. The resulting syrup would be golden brown in color.

Add this to your smoothies for a bitter sweet taste :)

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Tips:

Replace fresh figs in the place of dry figs.

Use sugar for sweetening.

Blend along a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a rich smoothie.

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Written by: Nithya
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36 comments:

Vimitha Anand said...

Creamy n yummy smoothie... Love it...

Priya said...

Looks excellent, quite an incredible combo for smoothie..

An Open Book said...

i honestly don like the fresh fig taste...on its own that is. Probably in a smoothie id like it

Rinku Naveen said...

Love figs. Never tried smoothie with figs and banana. Im sure it tastes real good. Looks yumm..

Alpana said...

My Mom use to make something similar to this.....no figs but a banana shake. Love this recipe.

munchmunchcrunchcrunch said...

lovely combo...smoothie looks yummy

Sowmya said...

yummy smoothie..lovely presentation n wonderful clicks as always dear..hope you had a lovely time with your dad!

Suja said...

Yummy and tempting smoothie..beautiful clicks dear

San said...

Exquisite smoothie with figs n banana nithi, it is so rich as well.

jeyashrisuresh said...

fantastic smoothie, with beautiful clicks.

kitchen queen said...

delicious and refreshing smoothie.

Archana said...

Love figs so will definitely make this.

Hari Chandana said...

Refreshing and healthy smoothie.. delicious combination.. thanks for sharing Nithya :)
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sanjeeta kk said...

Love the tube glass and what a healthy smoothie it is!
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Sharmilee! :) said...

Delicious combination smoothie..looks and sounds yumm

manjooo said...

Thats a healthy treat :)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious smoothie fig and banana combination looks wonderful

Shilpa said...

delicious recipe with green ingredient and can be sent my first event http://yummyfoodintummy.blogspot.com/2011/08/life-is-green-my-first-foodie-event.html

Sobha Shyam said...

thats a lovely combo, looks like a delicious drink, nice clicks..

soujanya said...

Nevis tried the combo...looks soo creamy n yummy...

ANU said...

beautiful and healthy smoothie...love the combo....and bet it would have tasted delicious.....

love the presentation and mind blowing pictorials

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Nitha said...

Thats a deadly combo..

Parita said...

Delicious combo! Figs are my fav too :)

Farwin@CookingitSimple said...

Unusual combination...added in my try me list...

Gayathri NG said...

very refreshing and healthy smoothie..

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said...

Do you have anything left for me??? Slurpppp ;)

radha said...

Yummy! Especially nice when you have those slightly over ripe bananas which no one wants to eat!

Sini Cherian said...

healthy smoothie!!!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

I love figs and bananas in a smoothie... simply yumm...
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M D said...

That looks like a smoothie packed with health and taste!

Zareena said...

OMG!!! yet another smoothie recipe. Amazing and mind blowing snaps. Perfect food photographer.

Nasee said...

this looks so yummy nithi.shud try i think and also it is very healthy
for childrens.

Priya Sreeram said...

lovely drink- cheers !

La @ FoodSlice said...

Hello Nitya, Came to you site from a google search for oats cookies and wanted to say you have a wonderful space here. I bought my very first batch of fresh figs 4 days ago and they are sitting in my fridge because i am yet to decide what to do with them. This seems to be what i was waiting for :-)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

i adore fig be it fresh for dry, and crunchiness drags me for me! with banana its a must try!

schmetterlingwords said...

Ohhh!! How I love this smoothie... would like to taste every drop of it. Looks soo delicious!! Beautiful clicks :)

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