Ready to immerse in more flavours of fall?
Persimmons are a cute little Chinese fruit that make their way to the store in autumn and early winter. Golden yellow with a button top, crisp and sweet, this fruit looks oddly like an orange tomato and is actually, technically, a berry. Yep, a giant berry.
Like all foods with a rich yellow-orange colour, persimmons boast a boat-load of antioxidant vitamin A, beta-carotene, and lycopene among other high density phytonutrients.
Each fruit holds almost 4 grams of dietary fibre (that’s pretty high in case you’re wondering) and is rich in B vitamins, important for your body in mitigating the stress response, including inflammation.
Add a little mango to smooth out your smoothie, and some turmeric and ginger to warm up your digestive fires (also badass inflammation fighters), and you’ve got yourself a perfect nutritional supplement to help your belly – and your brain – be at ease.
1 persimmon (remove the top leaves)
3 cubes of frozen mango
1 inch chunk of ginger (or more)
Juice of half a small lemon
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 Tbsp hemp hearts
1 cup of almond milk (or more if desired)
Blend until smooth and perk up your buds with some persimmony love.
For more irresistible blender concoctions check out ourSmooth Operator archives. Happy blending!