An immune-boosting, nutritionally packed treat, this Healthy Persimmon Smoothie is easy, delicious, and guilt-free! Gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free.
Happy New Year, friends! 2015 seemed to go by in a flash, and for me, it seemed to go into warp speed after we bought an old loft this summer that we have been continuously renovating.
We've been making progress though and were actually able to host my sister and her boyfriend over the holidays.
Unfortunately, I was quite under the weather for most of the holiday festivities, but it was from this that today's recipe was born.
Originally planning to make persimmon ice cream (which I still think would be delicious), the thought of doing anything too multi-step and keeping me from the couch seemed overwhelming.
Persimmons, packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, are immune-boosting gems in one pretty little package. Not wanting the persimmons on my counter to go to waste, a smoothie seemed much more doable, especially when I discovered how easy it was to peel a frozen persimmon!
The outcome is a thick, delicious, and revitalizing shake. Similar to mango lassi, it is fruity and creamy, and with a touch of cardamom.
The earthy warmth of cardamom pairs wonderfully with the sweetness of maple syrup. Take this cardamom syrup for example.
Don't have maple syrup? I think adding a pitted date would work well, or if not vegan, honey would be a perfect substitute.
I'm looking forward to the coming months in this space and am so very grateful for all of you that are a part of it. Your support, comments, and feedback mean so much to me. Wishing you all a peaceful and bright new year.
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Healthy Persimmon Smoothie
- 1 ripe Hachiya or Fuyu persimmon frozen
- ¾ cup coconut milk full fat
- ⅛-1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or to desired sweetness
- coconut whipped cream
- ground cinnamon for garnish
- Rinse your frozen persimmon under warm water to soften skin. Using a paring knife, peel skin off persimmon. Chop persimmon into smaller pieces, removing top and tougher core piece. Place in a blender.
- Add coconut milk, cardamom, and maple syrup to blender. Cover and blend until smooth.
- Pour in a glass, top with coconut whipped cream and cinnamon if desired, and enjoy!
This looks incredible, as does your cinnamon rosemary old fashioned! Simple, yet creative and delicious!
Thank you, Ashley! I love how easy it comes together. I hope you are able to try both! :)
Wonderful! I love the simplicity of the persimmon cardamom milkshake, and the beauty of it. Of course the value of it as a healthy meal addition - makes it fantastic!! Thank you for this gift : )
Thanks so much, Anna! I, too, love how simple this is! :)
Cardamom + persimmon --- I've got a new obsession :)
Traci | Vanilla And Bean
How fun to have your sis help you out on this, Tessa, and the video is just fabulous! I'm so inspired... something I'd like to eventually do. What a great way to be introduced to persimmons, too. I've not given them enough attention, but it's something I want to change. This smoothie looks like a good way to start. Thank you for this my dear! Happy New Year!
It certainly was fun to have my sister help me out - wish she was around all the time! This is definitely a good first step to persimmon-land, I just wish they were available here for a longer period of time. Thank you so much, Traci! <3 <3
Emily | Gather & Dine
Such a fun little video! Never thought to freeze persimmons before, but so excited to try! On my list of things to make. :) Persimmons were out last time I was at the store, but I'm hoping I'll find them this week! Happy New Year, Tessa!
Thanks so much! The video was so fun to make. Hoping you found some persimmons - I find it is always hit or miss out here! Happiest new year to you, sweet lady!
Gorgeous, Tessa! I love persimmons and this shake sounds better than ice cream, and much easier to make! That video is the cutest! Hoping 2016 has been good to you so far - sending love x
Thank you, Jodi!! Definitely a much easier way to get that ice cream-like fix! :) Happy new year to you! xo.
Lauren | The Oatmeal Artist
This combines me two favorite ingredients of the moment. <3 Wow!
Thanks, Lauren! Such a delicious combo and so easy!
Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
I *love* this recipe and I'm so impressed that you pulled it all together - video inclus - while you were under the weather! Incredible girl. I agree, this may have been the most productive snow day ever :) I had no idea that frozen persimmon was easy to peel... I took the trouble to peel all of mine before freezing but never again, thank you for the tip. Your video is so much fun - including the snappy tune (and did I notice a double jointed thumb? sorry, I can be weird like that... ;-) ) Hope you're feeling better and all the best to you and yours in 2016 Tessa - can't wait to see more of your creations! x
Oh yay, thank you Kelly! :) Yes, just rinse the frozen persimmon under warm water for a minute, dry, and it peels off beautifully.
I'm so glad you liked the video. The tune is actually from the band that my husband played in for many years - always makes me happy. Hahaha, yes, I do have a double jointed thumb (2 actually!). That is so funny. I love it! Happy new year to you, dear Kelly! xo.
Alison @Food by Mars
Love the recipe, love the photos, LOVE THE VIDEO! Happy New Year, darling! XO
Oh, yay!! Thank you, Alison! :) Happy new year to you, sweet lady! xo.
I love this video! I love this shake!! And, I hope you're feeling much better now Tessa, xx.
Thanks so much, Sherrie!! I'm so glad. I definitely am feeling much better now. Happy new year to you! xo.
Christine // my natural kitchen
Ah I love the video! And this sounds so lovely, I'm buying persimmon especially to make this. Happy new year Tessa! xo
Thanks, Christine! Aw, I'm so glad - I hope you love it! Happy new year to you, lovely lady! xo.
genevieve @ gratitude & greens
Such a fun video! I've never had persimmons in a shake before but I love the cardamom in here and I can't wait to try! Happy 2016 <3
Happy 2016, Genevieve! So glad you liked the video! Hope you had a fantastic holiday season. xo.
June @ How to Philosophize with Cake
That looks like a delicious smoothie-shake! Love the use of cardamom, such a wonderful flavor :)
Thank you, June! I think this shake is totally suitable for anytime of day. :) Happy New Year to you!!
Love the video!! Sounds like the perfect way to rock the snow day away. I've fallen in love with persimmons this winter so I can't wait to whip up this shake. Happy new year! xo
Yay, thank you!! It was definitely a fun way to spend the day indoors. This winter is my first time to use persimmons, although I've wanted to for a long time. Love them! Happy new year! xo.