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Fig and Honey Smoothie

Source: The Ultimate Party Drink Book
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Active Time:  5 Minutes
Total Time:  5 Minutes
  Makes 1 drink
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
4 large fresh figs (preferably Black Mission)
1/2 cup ice
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt (regular, low-fat, or non-fat)
2 tablespoons honey
Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
DIRECTIONS
Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Cover and pulse on and off until the mixture starts to swirl evenly. Blend on high for 20 seconds, or until the drink is completely smooth.


VARIATIONS:


DESERT FIG SMOOTHIE: Omit the honey. Add 2 tablespoons tamarind syrup and 2 fresh, pitted dates before blending.


FIG AND APRICOT SMOOTHIE: Omit the honey. Add 2 tablespoons apricot jam and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon before blending.


GINGER FIG SMOOTHIE: Squeeze a 1-inch piece of fresh gingewr in a garlic press to extract the juice. If the ginger is to large to fit your garlic pres, cut it into smaller pieces and repeat the process. Add ginger juice before blending.


LEMON FIG SMOOTHIE: Use the juice of 1 whole lemon. Use lemon yogurt instead of vanilla yogurt.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Harper Collins. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 1 drink
Calories: 479
Fat. Total: 3g
Fiber: 9g
Carbohydrates, Total: 111g
Sodium: 125mg
% Cal. from Fat: 6%
Cholesterol: 9mg
Protein: 11g
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