This is a simple smoothie recipe that I had seen in Tarla Dalal Food magazine. My daughter loved it and hence I thought I would post it here. Its pretty simple and uses dry figs though fresh figs would also work fine. Fresh figs are more preferable to me than dry figs, but the former is very seasonal and expensive and the latter or the dry ones are avaialable anytime of the year.
Dry figs: 8-10 soaked in water for about 30 minutes and then chopped
Banana: about 1 cup chopped
Medium thick yogurt: 1/2 cup
Milk: about 3 cups preferably chilled
Sweetener or sugar: 1 tbsp or as per taste
Garnish: cashew halves, chocolate gratings etc
Blend together all the ingredients into a smooth puree. Pour in glasses and serve chilled garnished with cashew halves or chocolate shavings,crumbled cookies or even soaked halved figs etc. I always prefer chocolate :).
A simple and healthy drink, which is good for all the people. I can see it becoming almost regular fixture in my house. You can go for vegan substitutions in this as well such as soy milk and soy/cashew yogurts