Ginger and coconut milk filled persimmon smoothie is the rich and delicious drink. It can transform into a satisfying breakfast or an excellent mid-day snack. This is a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan refreshment suits for all ages.
A fabulous, energy-boosting persimmon smoothie is necessary to try this fall. The robust blend of coconut milk, ginger and persimmon will satisfy everyone in the family. Furthermore, You will fall in love with this, even if you are not a smoothie lover.
The success of Mango boba smoothie initiated me to explore more into the smoothie world to get the best out of it. And this persimmon smoothie is one the find in my delectable search.
If you are looking for other vegan breakfast recipes look into, Vegan avocado sandwich, coconut chia pudding.
The persimmon history
Persimmon is a delicious Japanese fruit also called Fuyu in Japan and this is Japan's National fruit. Persimmons are native to China, and it is in their culture for thousands of years.
And introduced to the United States in the 18th century. And these are popular here in the United States as well. Though there are many varieties of persimmon available here, this fufu is common and most popular here.
I’m seeing some of my neighbors are growing persimmon trees. And the trees look lovely and appealing when they have fruits hanging. They tempt me every time I happen to see them with loads of fruits.
And this is one of the primary reasons for getting persimmon from the market and making the persimmon smoothie today. Imagine, how can I ever skip enjoying this fruit in this autumn season?
This is luscious fruit mostly available in this fall season. It looks similar to tomatoes with a bright orange color. This color and the skin perfectly matches the pumpkin, which is also another fall vegetable.
It looks like tomatoes but has got thicker skin. Which you need to peel it before using them. Though you can eat them as a whole, I would strongly recommend to peel off the skin when making the persimmon smoothie.
The health benefits of Persimmon
As per Healthline persimmons have a long list of health benefits. It is a good source of thiamin, riboflavin, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, and antioxidants. The top highlighting factor says this is a low-calorie fruit loaded with fibers, which is an excellent advantage for the people on weight loss goals.
Most importantly, persimmon is easily customizable. You can snack them as raw, or include in your cooking or baking. You can use this parmesan fruit in any form. You do not need to wait for the fruit to get ripe, and it tastes great even if firm to touch.
If you do not want to eat them as raw, or feeling lazy like me to eat. You can make this Persimmon smoothie, which turned out to a nourishing, easy to make breakfast for me.
What is in this Persimmon smoothie
Persimmon. This orange-colored persimmon fruit has thick skin. You can eat the fruit along with the skin, but the skin hard may not be suitable for making the smoothie.
The flesh of this fruit is very sweet and no necessary to add any extra sugar. Or you may add natural sugar instead of regular sugar depending on your preference.
The milk. The choices are numerous when talking about the liquid portion. You may add orange juice or water or yogurt or coconut milk or soy milk or almond milk.
But I would not advise adding regular pasteurized milk with the smoothie. As they are some chances cuddling when regular pasteurized the milk added. Instead, you may add yogurt to make a persimmon smoothie.
Today, I wanted to make this smoothie as vegan and more nutritious. And the coconut milk is the first choice as it has its medicinal benefits. Not only that, I have added coconut milk because I planned to have a nutritious and creamy smoothie. The creamy coconut milk and the persimmon combine better when they put it together.
The sweetener. The fruit is naturally sweet, so it might not need any external sugar added to the Smoothie. But you may add natural sweeteners like honey or refined sugar. I have added a teaspoon of sugar because I ran out of honey in my pantry.
The ginger. Persimmons do not have a strong flavor and can I go perfectly with any of the flavoring agents. I have added ginger to enhance the taste of the persimmon smoothie.
Additionally, ginger has an excellent aroma and blends extremely wells with coconut milk. Ginger is one of my secret ingredient which I rely on, to instantly boosts the taste and the flavor of a dish.
How to cut Persimmon
Chop the top and bottom of the fruit. Then peel the skin using the peeler. Then cut them into the half. Usually, the matured Persimmon has one stone seed. If they are tender, seeds will be tender as well.
Proper care should be taken while cutting them into half. If the fruit is tender, the knife slides into the fruit and vice versa.
The variations for persimmon smoothie
As I discuss to you earlier, persimmons do not have a strong flavor or taste. Hence it is great to bring together with any other flavoring ingredients. And thus, you have tons of choices for seasoning.
The options are, but not limited to,
- A quarter teaspoon of ground Cinnamon
- Few drops of vanilla extract
- Ground Turmeric
- Chia seeds to make it a nutritious smoothie.
- Chopped nuts for not only the texture but also wholesome.
How to make persimmon smoothie
The preparation and making is simplest like any other smoothie recipe. Put all the ingredients together and pulse the blender for a couple of minutes until the smoothie reaches silky texture.
Other simple drinks you may like,
- Strawberry juice recipe
- Strawberry pineapple smoothie with yogurt
- Kiwi mango smoothie
- Coconut milk banana smoothie
Printable recipe card
- 4 persimmon
- 1 cup coconut milk light
- ½ teaspoon ginger grated
- 1 teaspoon sugar optional
- Wash, clean, peel persimmon.
- Cut them into slices and remove the seeds.
- In a blender, add persimmon chunks, coconut milk, ginger, sugar.
- Blend it until it reaches a smooth and silky texture.
- Transfer them to tall serving glasses.
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The persimmon here, is one of those misunderstood fruits. Only recently having appeared in our markets, many people don't understand the wonders of this fruit. Having traveled in China for many years, I've eaten many persimmons and enjoyed their wonderful sweetness. However, I've never had one in a smoothie. Great idea.
Ron, glad to hear these from an extensive traveler like you. Thanks.