Figs: probably one of the most beautifully luscious fruits ever – and although we can get them dried year long, there is nothing better then biting into a fresh fig- especially while they are in season. Fig season ends early October. So I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite Fig recipes before the season ends. If you have never tried a fresh fig- I HIGHLY recommend you try one on it’s own THIS WEEK!
A little history: this biblical fruit is believed to be first cultivated in Egypt and became a staple food in Greece in the 9th century. Figs were such a delicacy there that they created laws forbidding people to export them to other counties.
Some health benefits: Figs are rich in potassium and fiber and contribute to a heart healthy diet as well as lowering blood pressure. Figs have also been studies to protect against macular degeneration, breast cancer, and have insulin-lowering properties in their leaves.
My favorite way to enjoy figs, literally just fresh or I cut them up on toast or on a salad like the one below. They’re super sweet and add the perfect balance with a balsamic salad. Or a breakfast fav: Figs + Honey + Goat Cheese on toast- droolllllll.
If you know me you know I love my chia pudding and my smoothies. Below is one of my favorite snacks, it’s calorie and nutrient dense. I did a green smoothie followed with a little chia pudding and a fig smoothie. This fig smoothie consist of fresh figs, frozen blueberries and a 1/2 cup of greek yogurt.
Check out some of my favorite bloggers FIG recipes here:
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