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Creamy Cinnamon Persimmon Green Smoothie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free)

Creamy Cinnamon Persimmon Green Smoothie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free)

Yes, this is a green smoothie, BUT it tastes like dessert. Seriously. Between the coconut milk, the cinnamon, and the sweetness from the persimmons and banana, it is pure, creamy decadence. For those who are skeptical of the green in green smoothies, give this one a try. Yum!

I’ve been meaning to share this post for awhile, but it got put on the back burner during our big move. Persimmons are going out of season soon, so don’t miss out on this tasty treat.

Creamy Cinnamon Persimmon Green Smoothie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free)

Fuyu Persimmon

This recipe uses Fuyu Persimmons (shown above). You can find them at most national grocery chains and farmers markets. They’re wonderful as snacks and added to salads. I actually love to eat them like apples (skin-on and whole) – simply avoiding the top leafy stem.

Creamy Cinnamon Persimmon Green Smoothie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free)

Creamy Cinnamon Persimmon Green Smoothie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free)
1/2 blender of fresh spinach (usually about 2-3 large handfuls)
3 chopped persimmons
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup canned coconut milk lite (the Native Forrest brand is BPA-free)
1 large frozen banana
5 large ice cubes

Put all of the ingredients into the blender (put the coconut milk in first) and blend together until creamy. Add more liquid if needed.

After blending together, taste it. If you want it to be sweeter, add a bit more banana or a drop of your favorite sweetener. Pour the smoothie into glasses or jars and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and chopped pecans or walnuts if you desire.

Creamy Cinnamon Persimmon Green Smoothie (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free)

Notes
- Peel and chop spotted bananas into chunks and then freeze so they’re always on hand.
- If you don’t drink it all at once, store it in a glass jar (mason jars work well or re-use nut butter jars) in the fridge. When ready to drink, simply shake it up! I did notice, however, that it was not as good the next day, so it’s better to drink it the day you make it.

This post has been shared with: Weekend Wholefood Blender Party, Gluten-free Tuesday, Allergy-free Wednesdays, Gluten-free Wednesdays, Healthy Vegan FridaysWellness Wednesday, Raw Food Thursdays, Foodie Friday, Gluten-free Fridays, Wellness Weekend.

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Comments

  1. Golly this looks delicious! I have a new obsession with coconut milk so will definitely be trying this one! Ta
    Rob @ Hungry Escapades recently posted…Renting an apartment in Playa Del CarmenMy Profile

  2. Thanks for linking up to the Weekend Wholefood Blender Party Alex, I always love to see what creative recipes you come up with :D
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, have a great week!
    Ally @ Om Nom Ally recently posted…Weekend Wholefood Blender Party (8)My Profile

  3. I’m always looking for good Green Smoothie Recipes! This one looks extra tasty!
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  4. Sounds delicious! I’m going to have to keep my eyes open for persimmons now. I have never had them in a smoothie. Thanks so much for sharing this at Raw Foods Thursdays!
    Heather @Gluten-Free Cat recently posted…Raw Foods Thursdays: 1/16/14My Profile

  5. I use to be very skeptical of green smoothies, but I started adding small bits of kale to ours, and I love it! I’ll have to try this one out if I can find some persimmons. Thank you for sharing it on Foodie Friday
    Adelina Priddis recently posted…Encourage Kids to try new Foods and GiveawayMy Profile

  6. thanks for linking up to HVF. I adore persimmons!
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  7. Hi there, I read your new stuff regularly. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep it up!
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