Persimmon, i had and still have difficulty in pronouncing this fruit name. For many days, i have called it permisson 😦. While reading about them, i came to know, there are lot of varieties of Persimmon and some are non-edible by humans😯. Among the edible varieties like hachiya, kaki, jiro they are also classified as Astringent and non-astringent. Astringent varieties, need to be fully ripened before eating them, or else it will give you a very bad after taste, you will hate that fruit.
The variety i used for this smoothie, hachiya persimmon is astringent. I picked up well-ripened fruit, that was very soft and makes a mark when touched with finger.
Another warning about the smoothie, this smoothie congeals/gels fast. So, serve it immediately, do not rest it for even 10 minutes. We don't mind a bit thicker pudding-like smoothies. If you are left with jelled smoothie, dont worry, make a smoothie bowl with it. I served this in a bowl to my hubby, garnished it with some cut persimmons and almond silvers.
Ingredients (serves 2)
1 cup fresh milk
1 tablespoon Date syrup or 4-5 nos dates
- Wash and cut the persimmon into chunks, take the fruit chunks and almonds in a blender and blend smooth.Add milk and dates syrup to the fruit pulp and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
- This smoothie congeals/jells pretty fast. If left for 10 minutes, it will turn like a pudding, so serve immediately. If you don't mind pudding like consistency, then serve it as a smoothie bowl, topped with some fresh cut fruits and nuts.
Refreshing and filling smoothie,love the color.
Wow what a healthy smoothie I don't know some how I take step back when thinking about smoothie but now will sure give a try to this...
Looks like we are in same wavelength, even i prepared a smoothie with persimmon for this theme but in a different way, delicious refreshing smoothie there.
Beautiful click, Priya. I love the bottles you've used to serve your smoothie in.
Ok then I will rest by enjoying your creation Priya...even I end up saying permission..lol...and girl is there no limit to your research and search for more phds?..:)..btw those individual serving and the whole setup looks so amazing..
Love the color of the smoothie and presentation.
I was able to get hold of good ripe persimmons only once and then I couldn't find it... 🙁 This smoothie is so nutty...
Lol on the smoothie bowl. Love the fruit colour we get just the orange one here.
Beautiful clicks Priya. Even I have pronounced this the wrong way and this is one other fruit that I miss here.
Creamy and delicious looking fruit smoothie. Never used persimmon in smoothies.
What a lovely texture of the smoothie! Love the use of almonds 🙂
I had high hopes regarding persimmons this season but the entire batch just disappointed me 🙁 This smoothie sounds wonderful though.
I love persimmons and that is creamy and tasty smoothie.
Its mine fav fruit.. love it..