Persimmon and goji berry smoothie

 

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SO MUCH fall produce to be excited about! From the squash everything to the apple varieties, it’s definitely a diverse group of delicious options. My very favorite: the persimmon. I didn’t have my first persimmon until we were living in Valdosta, and I bought one on a whim. At first I was like “how do I eat this thing?” and then decided to bite into it like an apple. (Thankfully the skin did prove to be edible.)

I was blown away. To me, the taste is almost like a peach/apple hybrid, with a soft texture, and tiny flecks throughout (which remind me of vanilla bean). I don’t know a ton about persimmons, except that they taste amazing, and decided to pair one with one of my favorite antioxidant-pumped superfoods (goji berries!) for a unique and refreshing smoothie combo.

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It worked out nicely ;)

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Here’s the combo if you’d like to give it a try!

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Persimmon goji berry smoothie
Serves 1
A superfood-packed protein smoothie using one of fall's most delicious fruits: the persimmon
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium persimmon, peeled and sliced (you can also leave the peel on if you'd like)
  2. 1 cup 100% orange juice
  3. 1 tablespoon goji berries, soaked in water to rehydrate
  4. 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  5. 1 scoop (21g) of your favorite vanilla protein powder (optional)
  6. 3 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. 1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and frothy.
  2. 2. Grab a straw and enjoy!
Notes
  1. No persimmon? A peach or frozen banana would work well, too
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Do you like persimmons? Any favorite recipes to share?

Cheers,

Gina

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