We love this smoothie because it’s creamy-rich in healthy fats (hello, coconut oil!) Dried figs give it sweetness (no sugar in our smoothies), and the citrus, well, it’s zingy as all get-out. Adding citrus peel adds a little more sweet and bitter flavor, and (you guessed it): hella Vitamin C punch!
Because we love to garnish, our Orange, fig & coconut smoothie gets a sprinkle of chia seeds to the top. Chia seeds contribute healthy fats, antioxidants, protein, and appetite control. Also, it is satisfying to “chew” on a sip…it makes us feel like we’re having a meal. If you like a “smooth smoothie,” then leave them out.
2 whole organic oranges (yep! Skin-on, for Vitamin C!)
4-6 figs — use fresh, frozen or dried
juice of 1-2 lemons (Vitamin C, baby!)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
sprinkle of chia seeds, optional
Pop the ingredients (except for the garnish) in your Vitamix, and add about 1 cup of water to start.
Blend, using the tamper, to a nice consistency (add more water if you need to.)
Taste, and adjust the sweetness (fig), richness (coconut oil) and sour (lemon) to taste.
Serve garnished with chia seeds, if you desire.