Persimmons can be eaten fresh, dried or cooked and are commonly used around the world in jellies, drinks, pies, curries and puddings. So they make a perfect fall ingredient to any dish you make. Not only are persimmons tasty, they’re packed with nutrients that can benefit your health in several ways. Persimmons are a good source of Vitamin A, C, E, K, B6 and thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), folate, potassium, copper, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. These colorful fruits are low in calories and loaded with fiber, making them a slimming food as well. Persimmons also contain beneficial plant compounds that have antioxidant qualities.
- 1 large persimmon, quartered
- 3/4 cup unsweetend almond milk
- 1/4 cup chai tea
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch fresh nutmeg
- 1 pinch cloves
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- to taste maple syrup
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- 1–2 ice cubes
1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Taste smoothie for flavor and add more spices or pure maple syrup to taste.
To make it stronger or smoother you can leave your chai tea bags or blend in the water for longer or shorter time, as you like it. I prefer with strong taste, so I always leave my chai tea blend in for longer time and I just add a half cup of hot water to it.
3. Serve with chopped nuts, granola, and/or chia seeds on top.
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