Persimmon Smoothie Made Simple and Delicious with just 5 Ingredients
According to Wikipedia, the generic name for the Fuyu persimmon tree is Diospyros, which comes from the ancient Greek words dios (διός) and pyros (πυρος). The translation from Greek to English means more or less “divine fruit” or “divine food.” Being a lover of the Fuyu Persimmon, this translation is pretty spot on.
I love the taste and color of this adorable little tomato shaped fruits. As a plus Fuyu Persimmons have incredible benefits. Each fruit is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamin A, magnesium, fiber, B-complex vitamins, potassium and calcium.
These tasty “divine fruits” are available late fall through early winter. Luckily, I have access to this fruit in abundance, as my parents have a tree on their property. Every fall my family and I are invited to come help pick persimmons from their tree. This little tree produces over 400 delicious Fuyu persimmons in her season. Although eating these persimmons raw is the best way to enjoy them I do try to come up with some alternate recipes each year.
This 5-ingredient smoothie recipe is made simple with Greek yogurt, almond milk, banana and cinnamon for a quick, delicious and an incredibly satisfying in-between-meals-healthy-treat. Enjoy!
- 2 cups chopped, frozen Fuyu Persimmon chunks
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 fresh banana
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
- To prepare frozen persimmons, simply chop and place in the freezer the night before. I left the skins on, but they could also be removed if you prefer.
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