A sweet blend of ingredients, this cinnamon persimmon smoothie is not only fun to say, but also enjoyable to drink. We recommend that you start your day with this smoothie, as it provides the nutrients you need to satiate you until your your next meal. You may also experience a boost in energy and an immunity boost. Plus, the fragrant nature of persimmons makes this smoothie just as heavenly to smell as it is to drink.
The persimmon is a classic fall fruit that is replete with a diverse mix of nutrients, including fiber, vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, copper, potassium, and manganese. Persimmons also contain a wide variety of plant compounds, such as flavonoids, tannins, and carotenoids, all of which contribute to better overall health. Although this recipe does not call for persimmon leaves, the leaves are excellent sources of vitamin C, tannins, and fiber. In fact, persimmon leaves are very common in therapeutic teas.
Working with ingredients that are in season is a beautiful thing. Persimmons arrive in early to late fall and stick around until the New Year. You should buy Fuyu persimmons when incorporating them into smoothies because they have a sweeter flavor profile. They are a little sweet when unripe and grow even sweeter as they ripen. Hachiya persimmons, on the other hand, are astringent when unripe and intensely sweet when ripe. Because of that difference, Fuyu persimmons are a safer bet for your palate!
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 1 c homemade almond milk
- 1 persimmon, peeled and quartered
- 1 banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen overnight
- 1 tsp. raw agave nectar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. If you want to thin the smoothie, add a little bit of water and continue blending.
- Pour into a large cup and dust with additional cinnamon if you want. Enjoy!