Start the day with a heart-healthy and digestion-friendly snack!
As the fig season is coming to a near end, I’m trying to get the most of my favorite fruit while it lasts. Lately, mornings have involved a makeshift Greek yogurt concoction, with figs, walnuts, and honey. It’s a light, fiber and protein-packed way to start the day.
Figs are a mainstay in the Mediterranean diet and are exceptionally beneficial. They are an excellent source of heart-healthy minerals potassium, magnesium, and calcium, effectively reduce blood pressure, and help to improve your digestive system and regularity. Dried figs concentrate more nutrition in a single serving, but fresh figs are lighter and water-rich.
Fresh Fig Greek Yogurt
- 1 large fig
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon honey
Cut off the pointed top of the fig. Place it upright on a plate with the sliced tip at the top. Slice the fig in half, without cutting through the bottom. Leave a little space intact so that the fig will hold together as one piece. Slice across the fig again, perpendicular to the previous cut.
Slightly pull open the edges of the fig so that it resembles a cup-like shape.
Fill the center with yogurt.
Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
And drizzle with honey.
Serve and enjoy!
Aylin Erman currently resides in Istanbul and is creator of plant-based recipe website GlowKitchen.