Friday, November 8, 2013

Persimmon Orange Smoothie

When I was pregnant with my twins, I drank a fruit smoothie for breakfast almost every day for the last five months of my pregnancy.  You can see the recipe for what I called My Favorite Fruit Smoothie here

One of my goals this year, now that I am no longer teaching, is to feed myself and my family healthier food. 

Just this week, I visited Skyebird Juice Bar & Experimental Kitchen at the East End Market .  I had this healthy and delicious Skye's Fave smoothie with kale, blueberries, banana, raw almond milk, chia, and strawberries.  All of Skyebird's juices and smoothies are organic and gluten free.  You can read about my visit to Skyebird here.  

After visiting Skyebird, I decided that I had to start making smoothies at home again.  One of the smoothies I had hoped to try at Skybird was the Creamsicle, but their persimmons were not ripe.  Thankfully, I had stocked up on persimmons at Costco, so I set out to make my own version of Skyebird's Creamsicle smoothie at home.  I first tried persimmons through Harry & David's Fruit of the Month Club when I was a teenager living with my parents.  They instantly became one of my favorite fruits.  I always buy Fuyu persimmons, the ones that are squat like a tomato.  I don't like the heart shaped ones that leave a furry coating in your mouth if you eat them before they are fully ripened. 

Skyebird uses almond milk in their Creamsicle smoothie, but I decided to use Stonyfield Organic Smooth & Creamy Lowfat Plain Yogurt.  This is my favorite yogurt for smoothies.  It's organic, certified gluten free, and full of good probiotics. 

I was really happy with how my Persimmon Orange Smoothie turned out.  Now I know why Skyebird calls their version a Creamsicle, because that's what it tasted like.  It was delicious, and so refreshing after my morning workout.

Persimmon Orange Smoothie


1/2 C orange juice
1/2 C lowfat plain yogurt
1 large ripe persimmon


Wash your persimmon and remove the leafy part at the top before chopping it into large chunks.  Blend the three ingredients together until smooth.  I used my stick/immersion blender, one of my favorite kitchen appliances.  


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