Monday, September 17, 2012

Cleansing Grape & Fig Smoothie


A season changes and offers new treats to delight palates and nourish bodies with exactly what we need, when we need it.  We say goodbye to summer and welcome autumn in all it's colorful glory.  To celebrate, I raise my smoothie glass to the flavors of fall.

Grapes and figs are not only a delightfully tasty pairing, they also help detox our bodies, strengthening our systems to ward off the cold and flu season.  A touch of cinnamon rounds off this beverage nicely, also adding and extra anti-bacterial punch.  Cultured dairy keeps our beneficial inside flora in alignment and ensures proper digestive function.  Like we do with all leftover smoothies around here, these make lovely popsicles.

Grape & Fig Smoothie
Prep time: 5 minutes; makes 5 cups
Blend all ingredients in a blender set to high until smooth.  Enjoy!



8 comments:

  1. yum! Is there a quick guide to knowing what is in season? or do you let your garden and weekly produce baskets let you know? I know when a lot of things are in season but have no clue about some.. like grapes and figs!

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  2. You could probably get a list googling "seasonal vegetable guide" or something, but my best teachers have been the garden and CSA boxes, as you mentioned. :)

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  3. Awesome! Thank you!

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  4. Can the kefir be water kefir or does it have to be milk kefir?

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  5. I've never made it with water kefir but I bet it would come out nicely.

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  6. I meant to make these this morning for breakfast, but things go busy and we had the pancake breakfast at church. After a heavy and not that healthy eating day, these were a refreshingly light dinner my husband, son and I enjoyed! We loved the apple pie kefir smoothie recipe too the other day!

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