Fresh figs, creamy tahini and frozen bananas are blended until smooth to create this rich and refreshing Fig and Tahini Smoothie!
Fig season has arrived!
That means I want to start using them in anything and everything!
Usually I use dried figs in these Homemade Whole Wheat Fig Newtons.
But now that the fresh ones are in season, I love to put them on top of my oatmeal and even blend them into smoothies.
Today I'm sharing a unique, yet delicious recipe for a Fig and Tahini Smoothie! Top this smoothie with Crunchy Tahini Granola, and you'll be in tahini heaven!
What's not to love about two of my favorite ingredients blended up into one creamy, refreshing smoothie.
Let me tell you how to make it!
Ingredients You'll Need For This Fig And Tahini Smoothie
Thankfully, this smoothie recipe requires just a handful of ingredients, many of which I'm sure you already have on hand.
Get your hands on some fresh figs when they're in season and you'll be all set!
You'll need the following ingredients to make this smoothie:
- Fresh figs
- Frozen bananas
- Non-Dairy milk
What Is Tahini?
If you aren't familiar with tahini (which is an important ingredient in this smoothie!) then you need to get your hands on some ASAP!
Tahini is basically ground up sesame seeds.
So think the sesame-seed-version of peanut butter.
Tahini is most commonly used in Middle Eastern dishes such as hummus, baba ganoush and halva.
I love tahini so much and often use it in both sweet and savory applications.
We love tahini in this Easy Tahini Granola.
I love it in this Lemon Tahini Dressing.
It makes the most rich and decadent flourless brownies in these Easy Vegan Tahini Brownies!
And of course, I love it drizzled straight on top of my rice bowls and salads!
You can buy tahini at your local grocery store or at any world or middle easter market!
When Are Figs In Season?
Another key ingredient in this smoothie is obviously fresh figs!
Figs have two seasons.
The first season is during the first couple weeks of June.
But there is also a second season starting in August and going until October!
There are hundreds of varieties of figs, however, the most commonly eaten figs are Black Mission Figs (often eaten dried) and Kadota Figs, the most common green variety.
How To Make This Fig And Tahini Smoothie
This fig smoothie is incredibly simple to make.
If you've made a smoothie before, then you'll be able to make this recipe, no sweat!
- Start by washing the outsides of your figs.
- Then place them, along with the other ingredients, into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Taste the smoothie and add more frozen banana for creaminess and sweetness or more tahini for richness.
- Pour into glasses, top with more cinnamon and enjoy!
Can You Save Leftover Smoothie?
It really depends on the type of smoothie you are making whether you can save it in the fridge or not.
I personally don't like to store or save smoothies that have banana in them as the banana tends to quickly oxidize and taste bad.
Green smoothies with tropical fruits store better than banana-based smoothies.
You can also freeze lefter tropical fruit smoothies and then thaw them in the fridge when ready to enjoy!
Fig and Tahini Smoothie
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Taste and adjust any ingredients as you desire.