Hazelnut Fig Shake


Plan ahead by freezing 1½ cups of banana chunks. This recipe makes 2 servings.

2 cups water

½ cup hazelnuts

6 small dried figs

1½ cups frozen banana chunks

½ vanilla bean, scraped

dash sea salt

Place water and hazelnuts in a blender until the nuts are broken down. Strain the liquid through a nut milk bag, and then return hazelnut milk to the blender and add the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth and serve immediately.

(I would start with less than 6 figs and adjust along the way as it can be very sweet. For a deeper vanilla flavour, use a whole vanilla bean or two.)