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Fig Beet Blueberry Smoothie

A happy-gut smoothie with figs, beet, blueberry, pineapple, coconut milk yogurt, and almond milk. This easily digestible banana-free smoothie is an awesome breakfast or snack.

Fig Beet Blueberry Smoothie - a lower-sugar banana-free smoothie recipe

Before I discovered my banana intolerance, I drank smoothies every day. Since going banana-free, I go in and out of smoothie kicks depending on the state of my gut health. If I have an IBS flare up, I gravitate toward replacing a meal or two with a smoothie or bone broth, as liquid is much easier on your digestive tract than solid food.

This fig beet blueberry smoothie is one of my recent happy-gut concoctions. It incorporates ingredients that are not only easy on your digestive system, but are welcomed with open arms. I use a fig, a few hunks of beet, blueberries, pineapple, coconut milk yogurt (probiotics), almond milk, ground cinnamon, raw pumpkin seeds (a natural anti-parasitic!) and some collagen peptides (awesome for repairing damaged gut lining!).

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Maple Chia Pudding with Caramelized Figs (Vegan, Paleo)

Creamy maple chia seed pudding with cinnamon-maple caramelized figs makes for an amazing breakfast, snack, or dessert. This nutritious vegan recipe is naturally sweetened and only requires a few basic ingredients. Anyone else craving desserts that are made with real ingredients, simple to prepare, and pack in some surprise health benefits? I’m assuming I’m not …

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Fall Harvest Meat & Cheese Board

How to make a fall-inspired meat and cheese board using seasonal ingredients that you can find at any grocery store. You don’t need to jump through hoops to pick up easy-to-find and sure-to-please ingredients for your charcuterie! This post is sponsored by Milton’s Craft Bakers.   With the holidays rapidly approaching, and with football season …

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Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding (Paleo, Vegan)

Creamy, dreamy, pumpkiny pumpkin spice chia seed pudding made with only a few basic ingredients for the perfect easy fall treat. Top it with maple toasted walnuts and figs for an epic breakfast or dessert! Heavens ta Betsy, I think this is my new favorite way to eat chia seed pudding! Scratch that.. I know …

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Fig Kale Salad with Maple-Cinnamon Cider Vinaigrette

Roasted Sweet Potato Fig Kale Salad with toasted walnuts, cranberries and a cider vinaigrette is a superfood vegan salad recipe. Roasted sweet potatoes and figs adorn this superfood kale salad. Topped with maple-toasted walnuts, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries with an easy maple-cinnamon cider vinaigrette, this salad is a beautiful fall-inspired clean meal or side …

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Vegan Poppy Seed Pancakes with Caramelized Figs

These gluten-free vegan poppy seed pancakes with caramelized figs are so easy to make, come together quickly, yet make for a unique – do I dare say – fancy breakfast!   I have the doe-iest of doe eyes for these pancakes. I’ve made and consumed an exorbitant amount of pancakes in my life, and I …

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40 Must Make Gluten-Free Fig Recipes

40 mouth-watering must-make gluten-free fig recipes this season, with paleo and vegan options! Sweet, ripe, juicy figs are near impossible to beat in my opinion, and didyouknow they’re packed with nutrients? Figs are a good source of Vitamins A, E, K, B1, B2, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, iron, manganese, potassium, etc. Plus, they’re …

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Roasted Beet and Berry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Superfood roasted beet and berry salad with goat cheese and raspberry-fig vinaigrette – a light and healthful dish perfect for Spring. Who here could use a hiatus from rich foods after all the Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day feasting and brunching? My hips are feeling puh-retty constricted against my skinny jeans these days, so …

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How to Make a Legit Charcuterie Board

How to make a crowd-pleasing charcuterie board, complete with cheese and meat selections, wine pairings, and suggestions for incorporating seasonal ingredients to make a winning wine and cheese board any time of year! Appetizers — they’re the new dinner party. I’ve noticed tapas and appetizers (or apps as my friends call them) have become the …

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Maple Roasted Figs

Fig-uh-lig-uh-loopity-doop-de-doops!   Le sigh. Le fig… Such unassuming little fruit with their humble appearance on the outside that when cut open reveals a metropolis of alien-like tentacles and poppy beads of seedly texture that are responsible for beaming your tongue buds to the outer reaches of the universe. Well played, figs. Well played. When ripe, figs explode in your …

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