Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fig and Mamey Syrup and Peach Bliss Protein Shake


I created a syrup of Black Mission Figs (3 pints) by covering the figs with sparkling white grape juice and adding about a cup of chopped Mamey Fruit. I added 1/4 cup of sugar, a pinch of salt and 1 tbsp of very good vanilla. I cooked the fruit until the liquid was a beautiful burgundy color and strained off the first batch of syrup.

I added another 1/4 cup of white grape juice and 2 tbsp of grenadine syrup and allowed the fruit to cook for another ten minutes. I put the fruit into a strainer fitted inside another strainer. I mashed the fruit with the back of a spoon through the strainer, allowing the liquid to flow from the fruit into a large bowl.

Out of the three pints of figs and cup of Mamey fruit I extracted 4 cups of syrup.

For the Protein Shake:

1 large skinned peach, chopped
1 small blueberry yogurt
1/2 cup 2 percent milk
2 tbsp Fig and Mamey syrup
3 scoops of Vanilla Soy Protein Powder
1 cup of ice

Blend ingredients until smooth.
Serves 2
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