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.
It worked out nicely
Here’s the combo if you’d like to give it a try!
- 1 medium persimmon, peeled and sliced (you can also leave the peel on if you'd like)
- 1 cup 100% orange juice
- 1 tablespoon goji berries, soaked in water to rehydrate
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 scoop (21g) of your favorite vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 3 ice cubes
- 1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and frothy.
- 2. Grab a straw and enjoy!
- No persimmon? A peach or frozen banana would work well, too