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The Cinnamon Persimmon Fruit – And Your New Favorite Smoothie

If you think the fall fruit season is just about apples and pears, think again. We’d like to introduce the cinnamon persimmon fruit. This fruit has it all – dynamite color, crisp and juicy texture, and sweet/tangy flavor. It’s exactly what you need to bring your winter fruit routine out of the doldrums.

cinnamon persimmons

We know what you’re thinking, which is, “Meh – persimmons don’t taste all that great on their own.” But here’s the thing – these persimmons are perfect for eating out of hand. The cinnamon persimmon fruit is typically cured in alcohol fumes so that it has fewer tannins. This makes it even more delicious than your average persimmon.

cinnamon persimmon slices

According to Melissa’s Produce, this so-called ‘cinnamon’ persimmon fruit variety is named for the sweet flesh and dark speckling inside, reminiscent of cinnamon. And it’s true, when you slice it open, you’ll think, “What the heck – did someone actually sprinkle cinnamon on this thing?”

Our kids, who have been eating mostly apples or pears for breakfast this fall, agreed to give cinnamon persimmons a try and the results were surprisingly positive. “It tastes like a pear…with more flavor,” came one comment. “I was expecting something like an orange because of the color but it’s really more like an apple,” came another.

Persimmon Fruit Nutrition

The persimmon fruit also has a lot going for it nutritionally: They’re high in Vitamin C, fiber, and anti-oxidants. They also contain significant amounts of copper, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium. So you’re not only boosting the color in your meal, you’re boosting the nutritional content as well.

When we’re lucky enough to have lots of persimmons on hand, one of our favorite things to do is to make them into a smoothie! This particular smoothie is easy-peasy and tastes like a milkshake. (The key to a thick smoothie with a milkshake-like texture? Keep a few frozen bananas on hand. Whenever we have bananas that turn brown, we keep them in our banana container in the freezer.)

Cinnamon Persimmon Fruit Smoothie

persimmon fruit smoothie
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Cinnamon Persimmon Fruit Smoothie

A quick smoothie made with cinnamon persimmons that tastes like a milkshake.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 smoothies
Author Jeanne Fratello

Ingredients

  • 2 cinnamon persimmons top removed and sliced (or other persimmons)
  • 2 ripe bananas peeled and frozen
  • 1 cup milk
  • Dash cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Garnish with a persimmon slice. Serve immediately.

persimmon fruit smoothie

If you want to try some of these cinnamon persimmons, act fast: The season is coming to an end soon. But if you’ve opened your mind to eating persimmons, you might also want to try the Fuyu persimmon variety, which is similarly non-astringent and kid-friendly. They’ll add a nice burst of color and tang to your holiday meals. And of course you can also make these smoothies using Fuyu persimmons.

P.S. Want another super-cool recipe using the persimmon fruit? Check out these pretty orange Persimmon Roses.

Blogger disclosure: Melissa’s Produce gave us cinnamon persimmons to sample and enjoy. We did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are our own. This post contains an affiliate link to our Amazon affiliate account.

Cinnamon Persimmon Fruit Smoothie

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8 Responses to The Cinnamon Persimmon Fruit – And Your New Favorite Smoothie

  1. Valentina December 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    5 stars
    I LOVE these persimmons! They’re truly delicious and unique. Now, I’ll try them on my kids and see if I have as much luck as you did. 🙂 Pretty pictures, too!

    • Jeanne December 10, 2015 at 10:08 pm #

      Thanks, Valentina! We love them too! Would love to hear what your kids think of them. : )

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