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
- 4 cups frozen grapes
- 2 cups fresh or dried figs
- 2 cups kefir or yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 vanilla bean
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch Celtic sea salt