Persimmon Smoothie

persimmon smoothie (1)

Have you tried a persimmon yet?

They are delicious! At least I think so. They are super sweet tasting and remind me of cinnamon! Persimmon’s can very in color from yellow/orange to red/orange. They also very in size, some are shaped like pumpkins or acorns while others are more circular. They can very in size as well ranging from the size of a apple to the size of a plum. They look like a tomato and they are considered to be part of the berry family.

Persimmon’s must be fully ripe in order to taste pleasant. A fully ripe persimmon will be super super squashy and may even look more on the rotten side, but don’t worry this is when they taste the most amazing. If you eat a persimmon before it is fully ripe you will know because it will be very chalky tasting and is full of tannin’s which may be unpleasant to your pallet. Pick your persimmon’s at a local farm or get them at your local grocery in the tropical fruit section or through your local food co-op. They will be firm, be patient and wait for them to ripen to perfect perfection and enjoy the yummy gooey goodness! I personally don’t eat the skin, it is a little too tough for my liking, and you also don’t want to eat the flower.

Here is a tasty little treat for those sweet lovers! This is defiantly not something I would make on a regular basis because it is soo sweet and rich tasting, but for a fun treat while persimmons are in season try this recipe…the kids are going to love it!

 

persimmon smoothie

You will need:

  • 2 persimmons (fully ripe)
  • 2 cups almond or coconut milk (unsweetened) add more liquid as needed or ice cubes for desired consistency
  • 2-4 dates (pitted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg for good luck
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • blender

Directions:

  • pull off the flower like leaf tops of your persimmon’s, open up and scoop out the flesh
  • place all the ingredients in the blender
  • blend on high until desired consistency, smooth and frothy!
  • pour and enjoy this sweet treat!

Yum yum in my tum!

Be sure to share with a friend!