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Smokve na tri načina - Figs three ways

Updated: Mar 28

Smokve su i ukusne i hranjive.

Smokva je sočan mali plod s cvjetovima i sjemenkama unutar svoje mesnate kože. Iako je bogata prirodnim šećerom, sadrži jednako toliko kalcija, vlakana i antioksidansa. Jedna smokva osigurava dovoljne količine hranjivih sastojaka kao što su magnezij, mangan, kalcij, bakar, kalij, folat, vitamin K i vitamin A. Zajedno ovi spojevi imaju sposobnost reguliranja razine šećera u krvi, smanjuju rizik od raka i upravljaju razinom krvnog tlaka.

Osušene smokve sadrže čak i veću hranjivu vrijednost od svježih, što ih čini savršenim za drevne ili moderne nomade. Iako je važno paziti na količinu koju konzumirate zbog sadržaja šećera, sjeckane suhe smokve su sjajan dodatak salatama.*

A što raditi sa svježim smokvama? Samo nastavite čitati :)


Smoothie sa smokvama je kao kolač u čaši

U blenderu (ja koristim Nutribullet :) izmiksajte 4 svježe smokve, 200 ml domaćeg kefira, šaku badema i 1/2 čajne žlice cimeta.


Overnight chia puding je slasna opcija za početak dana

Za ovaj puding pomiješajte 200 ml domaćeg kefira i 30 g chia sjemenki. Ostavite ih preko noći u zatvorenoj staklenki u frižideru. Ujutro dodajte 1/2 čajne žlice cimeta i 3 svježe smokve narezane na kolutiće ili komadiće.


Što uz palačinke? Domaći džem od smokvi.

I za kraj, džem od smokvi kao poslastica uz američke palačinke s domaćim kefirom. Recept za palačinke pronađite na linku, a u nastavku je recept za džem kako ga radi moja mama:

- 1 kg oguljenih svježih smokvi

- 200 g šećera

- 1 limun


Oguljene smokve kuhati dok ne omekšaju uz miješanje, cca 20 min. Dodati šećer i limun narezan na kockice. Sve kuhati još oko 40 min uz miješanje dok ne ispari tekućina. Po želji dodati ekstrakt vanilije.

Figs three ways


Figs are both, tasty and nutritious.


A fig is a succulent little fruit with blooms and seeds inside its fleshy skin, and is very nutritious. While it's rich in natural sugar, it also has the distinction of containing just as much calcium, fiber and antioxidants as any plant-based food.

Each fig also provides just the right amounts of the nutrients magnesium, manganese, calcium, copper, potassium, folate, vitamin K and vitamin A. Together, these compounds have the capacity to regulate blood sugar levels, reduce the risk of cancer (specifically postmenopausal breast cancer), and manage blood pressure levels, to name a few.

Dried figs contain even greater nutritional value than fresh ones, making them perfect for ancient or modern nomads. While it’s important to monitor the amount you consume due to their sugar content, chopped dried figs would make a great addition to a salad.*


Smoothie with figs is like a cake in a glass

In a blender, blend 4 fresh figs, 200 ml of homemade kefir, handful of almonds and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.


Overnight chia pudding is a delicious option to start your day

For this kefirolicious chia pudding mix 200 ml of homemade kefir and 30 g of chia seeds in a glass jar or a bowl. Close with the lid and store overnight in the fridge. In the morning, add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and sliced 3 fresh figs.


What to serve with pancakes? Homemade fig jam.

And finally, a tasty homemade jam with American pancakes. At this link you will find the pancakes recipe and below is my mother's fig jam recipe:

- 1 kg of peeled fresh figs - 200 g of sugar - 1 lemon Boil figs until softened with stirring for about 20 min. Add sugar and diced lemon. Stir everything for another 40 minutes, until the liquid evaporates. Optionally add vanilla extract.


* What Are Figs Good For?

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