Persimmon Smoothie

Persimmon Smoothie
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You know those fruits that show up in the produce section around this time of year that look like odd orange tomatoes, and you have no idea what they are, or what to do with them? We’re breaking the mystery for you: Persimmons are fruits, and play an excellent starring role in this recipe. 

Ingredients

2 persimmons, chopped

1 frozen banana, quartered

2 cups milk (or non-dairy substitute)

¾ orange juice

1 tablespoon agave nectar

⅛ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ ground ginger

¼ cinnamon 

Directions

Combine ingredients in blender (add liquids first)

Blend until smooth

Persimmon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Persimmon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.