Let me introduce to you one very special fruit that is usually overlooked and ignored by many of us. It’s name is Persimmon.
Can y’all tell me the reason why you ignore this divine fruit? Have you ever heard that Persimmon actually means “God’s pear” or “Divine fruit”? Well, now you know that you are already missing out on something very delicious, healthy and special.
If you’ve never had persimmons, this is the time to try them. It’s so funny, because two years ago I couldn’t stand them, my mum was forcing me to try at least one small piece of it, but I was rejecting her. Now I’m kind of obsessed with them. I can’t figure out what fruit they are similar to, but they are just great. They are really sweet and smooth. They are ripe when they are very soft and the leafy stem easily pulls away from the persimmon, and they need to be very ripe to taste sweet and delicious. They actually kind of taste like they look. If that makes any sense.
I love eating persimmons on their own, as a snack during the day, but sometimes a persimmon smoothie can be a great meal too. It is a naturally sweet, refreshing drink full of healthy nutrients. Persimmons contain a lot of fibre, Vitamin A and C and a lot of copper and manganese as well.
This Japanese fruit is best when it is very ripe and it’s skin is dark orange in color. Persimmons don’t have a strong taste so they can be combined with other flavors. My favorite combination is with coconut milk and cinnamon.
I decided to keep things simple and sweet with a little hint of cinnamon, it’s still winter after all! With a coconut milk base and some honey for taste, persimmons and bananas blended with a dash of cinnamon make a sweet and creamy smoothie perfect for kicking of your health resolutions.
I often add protein powder, oats, chia seeds or other seeds to my smoothies to make me full for longer periods of time.
CINNAMON PERSIMMON SMOOTHIE
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1 persimmon
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp honey
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Remove leafy stem from persimmon and unwrap banana.
- Add all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, about 10 seconds.
- Pour into a glass and dust with additional cinnamon if desired.
- Add protein powder of choice if desired.
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