Persimmon Orange Smoothie – great way to start you day in fall/winter.
It seems to me that persimmon is somehow underused fruit in recipes that we see on internet. That is partly the reason why I decided to share with you my Persimmon Orange Smoothie. It is naturally sweet, refreshing drink full of healthy nutrients.
Besides being very good for your health*, persimmons are pretty looking, too. When you cut persimmon in half, you’ll see it’s star-shaped center.
This Japanese fruit is best when it is very ripe and skin is dark orange in color. Then it is sweet (some varieties taste chalky when underripe). Persimmons don’t have strong taste so they can be combined with other flavors. My favorite combination is with vanilla and cinnamon.
The persimmon-orange-cinnamon combination may seem unusual, but that is exactly the reason why I was asked by Williams-Sonoma to be a part of their Smoothie Week* which focuses on the theme “Not Your Typical Smoothie”. You know that when it comes to finding the right combo for your blender*, it can turn into a trial and error task.
I believe that Persimmon Orange Smoothie that I created is a great way to start you day in fall/winter time when there are not so many fresh fruits available.
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Persimmon Orange Smoothie - great way to start you day in fall/winter.
- 1 ripe persimmon
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/4 banana, fresh or frozen
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch of cinnamon
- ice (optional)
Peel persimmon, cut into large cubes and place in blender together with remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Transfer into a glass, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve immediately.