Give me summer over winter any day, but I have to admit there are a few great things about the cold months. Coats, boots, baths, wool scarves and possum socks. Hot cacao, root veges, warming herbs, roasts and soup!
And Persimmons! Technically in season in autumn/early winter but we are well into winter and I'm still seeing them on the shelves, so make the most before they disappear! So good on their own, roasted, in salads, in crumbles, and a total winner in a green smoothie. They give your smoothie a gel-like texture in the same way mango or melon does, and it tastes amazing!
Persimmons have a unique flavour and blend well with bananas, mangoes, papaya, apples, pears, oranges and dates. They really pack a nutritional punch, too. Just one persimmon has 1/4 of your recommended daily intake of insoluble & soluble fibre, making them a great colon cleanser. They are packed with Vitamin A (50% RDI) and antioxidant power - 20% of daily Vitamin C, carotenoids & bioflavanoids, and trace amounts of iron and calcium. Adding persimmons to your diet can contribute to a healthier digestive, heart and immune system and healthy vision maintenance.
In this smoothie
4-6 large cos leaves
1 cup frozen pineapple
Coriander (for detox)
Coconut Oil (or other healthy fat to aid in assimilation of nutrients)
Natural sweetener like honey or dates - optional
Grated fresh ginger to taste (I added this after so it's not pictured!)
Need a high speed blender? I use and recommend the Optimum 9400
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