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.
I looked at persimmon lately in the store and I thought that I’ve never had it. I have to try it. Looks so good and I love smoothies!
Try it. Just be sure to choose very ripe one because underripe persimmon can taste bitter. Or buy it and let it stay on room temperature for a few days until it ripens. But don’t refrigerate it. Hope you’ll like it.
I don’t know if we can get Persimmon in stores here (Ireland) but shall look out for it as your recipe looks delicious. Thanks for posting.
You’re welcome, Deirdre. Persimmons appeared in our supermarkets for the first time only a year or two ago. Before that you could find them (rarely) on farmers markets.
I don’t think I’ve ever used persimmons in a smoothie before. This is definitely something I need to try, I just love the vibrant colour of it!
Nice thing is that persimmons are neutral in taste so you can combine them with almost anything.
Love persimmons, they are my favourite Asian fruit and I will definitely try this recipe.
Great! Let me know how it turned out 🙂