I’ve been making a bunch of fig smoothies recently when I stumbled on this creation which is a blend of fig and red grape. It’s delicious and a good source of calcium, iron and antioxidants.
This smoothie is a good meal-replacement because it’s got over 500 calories and 9 grams of protein!
Red Grape and Fig Smoothie Recipe
- 5 medium, fresh figs
- 1 cup organic red grapes
- 1/2 head romaine lettuce
- 2 organic bananas
- 8 ounces filtered water
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
You can use any mild flavored green in this recipe. I recommend Romaine, but green or red leaf lettuce or fresh baby spinach will work well also.
You can easily cut the recipe in half too. Just leave out one banana and only add 2-3 figs and half of the grapes.
Calcium: 18% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Iron: 5.1 mg
Vitamin A: 929% RDA
Vitamin C: 130% RDA
This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamin B1-B6, vitamin k, copper, magnesium, manganese and potassium.
Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)
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Tracy Russell is the creator of RESET 28: A 28-Day Program For Energy, Weight Loss & A Healthy Glow, and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She has been helping people take control of their health and well being with green smoothies, a whole foods diet, and fitness since 2009.