During spring and summer time, we often crave fresh, hydrating foods like smoothies. But once the days get colder, our bodies ask for more dense and grounding food. Now, this doesn’t mean that you have to wait until next year to enjoy a nice smoothie again – by tweaking the composition a little, shifting away from water-rich fruits and adding in some good fats, these liquid meals give you sustainable energy over a long period of time.
I especially love this season because of the fresh figs and their amazing health benefits! They can help you lose some extra pounds, treat diabetes, strengthen your bones and have a natural laxative effect. The true secret though lies in adding in some cashews. Did you know that they can lift your mood by warding off anxiety and depression due to their tryptophan? On top of that, they eliminate free radicals, develop connective tissue and make for beautiful hair and skin.
Are you read to prepare this wonderful smoothie?
- 4 fresh figs
- 2 bananas
- 2 dates
- ¼ cup cashews (soaked)
- 1 cup almond milk
- Pinch of vanilla
Put the cashews into some filtered water a few hours before making the smoothie. Then peel the bananas, remove the date pits, take the cashews out of the water, rinse and put all the ingredients into your blender. Blend on high until smooth, pour into a glass and enjoy!
About the Author:
Alena is a food lover and health enthusiast from Germany who spends most of her time studying, writing, playing and meditating. Having read every book imaginable on healthy living, she is excited about spreading this powerful message and reaching out. When she’s not in the kitchen creating awesome meals, she likes to travel, make music or enjoy the world outside. Together with her partner, she created nutriciously where she loves to help other people to thrive on a healthy plant-based, whole food diet full of raw foods and constantly puts out new content. You can check out their free course on transitioning to a high raw food diet, get the free recipe ebook and follow them on social media via Facebook, Pinterest, GooglePlus or Twitter.