Persimmon Smoothie

Persimmons are in season and are probably on your street somewhere!!! If you live in the U.S. and you don’t happen to have a persimmon tree, you’ll want to start looking for persimmons…

If and when you do find them, you’re likely to have two types of persimmons to choose from: the Fuyu and the Hachiya. Fuyu (the ones at bottom of the page), look a bit like tomatoes and are considered “non astringent”, meaning they can be enjoyed while still firm. You can eat them out of hand as you would an apple, and they work well in salads and anywhere else you’d use firm fruit.

Hachiya persimmons (above), on the other hand, are considered quite astringent. They are very high in tannins. Hachiya persimmons should only be eaten when they are quite soft. Their pulp is perfect for baking, as well as for throwing into smoothies.

Persimmons are quite nutritious. They’ve got everything you’d expect from a fruit of such deep orange color: lots of antioxidants. Make sure to use very ripe Hachiya persimmons for this smoothie, to help the ripen faster, cut them up and put them in the freezer. Remember that coconut qualifies as a healthy fat, and smoothies are a simple and delicious way to incorporate coconut into your diet.

Ingredients:

  • 1 persimmons (preferably frozen)
  • 1 date, 1/4 of a banana ( adds the sugar, but just a little)
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • splash of  organic coconut milk (excellent source of good fat)
  • 1 pinch ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 scoop Whey powder ( MRM brand is excellent brand, has barely any carbs or fat)
  • add ice for a thicker smoothie, or water if it is too thick!

BLEND!

-top with coconut flakes, chia seeds, or just enjoy!

YUMMMMMYYYYYYY…. Seasonal delicious and quick dessert, smoothie, breakfast or snack!!!!

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About Skinny Fat Kids

I am a fat kid at heart. I don’t start a day without planning a meal; whether it is cooking with friends or trying out a new spot. It might have something to do with being a Mexican/Italian.. Since I was young I loved to help out in the kitchen and was open to all types of food. I appreciate what cooking comes along with… Family, friends and times you will never forget. Food for me is something that you can make taste good even though it is healthy! People have no idea how easy it is to throw together a perfectly well balanced meal that provides them with all the essential nutrients one needs. Each of us have your unique genetic needs, tastes, backgrounds which can be factored into your food and nutrition plan. “Change is one constant in our lives.” You can rid disease and illness through food. Food is something people do not clearly understand. I strongly believe in cooking with local, seasonal, organic, and nutrient-rich ingredients as best as you can. It is essential to eat only grass fed dairy and meat because they provide more essential nutrients as well as high levels of vitamins. Having a garden and knowing where your food comes from is essential! I owe a lot to my mom who many can attest that she is a GREAT entertainer. She seems to always be having a “dinner party” and always throws together something delicious. My objective in this blog is to share my love and knowledge of food and cooking with all you peeps. I want to give you all ideas on how easy it is to eat healthy and make food taste good. I want the standard american diet to be something of the past… TBC
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