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Fig Milk Shake

By Fredrica Syren

We finally got my food blog moved onto this site, so from now on you will also see some food recipes. I have one tiny fig tree in my front garden that we planted when my daughter Bella was born. The tree produces a lot of figs despite its size, so now we’re drowning in fresh figs which is a great problem to have. For a snack, I made a fig milk shake. It was so delicious and fun to trick the kids into eat something healthy.  Figs are naturally rich in many beneficial photo-nutrients, anti-oxidants and vitamins.

1 glass

1 ½ cup ice-cold almond milk

1 tsp. honey

2 tsp. cocoa powder

2 large and ripe figs

Blend everything in a blender until smooth and creamy.

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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