Figs!

Tonight while we were at the Farmer’s Market, the hubby asked if I was going to get any fruits and veggies. I said I’d go look, but I wasn’t planning on buying anything. As it turns out, the produce was so unbelievable that I had to buy some. First were the plump and firm grapes, then I couldn’t pass up the biggest plums and reddest nectarines I have seen all year. Then I saw them…figs!! Fresh figs are something that I have not eaten for at least 20 years.

My grandparents used to have a fig tree and my cousin Aaron and I used to climb the tree and see who could pick the sweetest fig.

They was a wonderful treat and just as I remembered.

Smoothie Recipe

I haven’t always been a fan of the “smoothie”, but my dad has recently piqued my interest in this area and I have become a frequnt flyer in the Jamba Juice skies. But as I do with most food matters, I decided that I probably could make something just as good at home and for less money.

Well, the following is my refined smoothie recipe (one 16 oz serving):

Put all of the following ingredients in to a blender and give it a whirl, use more orange juice if it is too stiff.
6 medium strawberries (fresh, cleaned and then frozen)
6 chunks canned pineapple (in juice)
1/2 of a banana
2 tbsp of pineapple juice
1 cup of orange juice

Enjoy!