Persimmon coconut smoothie

Persimmon coconut smoothie

Persimmons are in season during the winter. They are a perfect addition to your favorite holiday smoothies and recipes. This smoothie recipe is packed with the cancer fighting, heart promoting, and immune boosting properties of persimmons. It also includes other healthy ingredients like coconut and bananas, and wonderful holiday spices like cinnamon and ginger.

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients in this persimmon coconut smoothie recipe.

Almond milk:
They are excellent sources of calcium, vitamin E, folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Almonds are natural powerhouses and have shown benefits in lowering cholesterol, brain health, heart health, weight loss, and more:

Bananas:
They are an excellent source of natural sugars. Bananas have shown cancer prevention properties because of their antioxidants. They also help aid in digestion, promote healthy bones, lower blood pressure, and more.

Cinnamon:
This potent spice is packed with health benefits. It boosts brain function, protects against heart disease because of calcium and fiber, regulates blood sugar, and more. Cinnamon is the perfect warming spice for this persimmon coconut smoothie.

Ginger:
This potent spice is great for the immune system. Ginger is known to treat motion sickness. It adds a nice kick to this healthy drink.

Persimmons:
They are a great source of vitamins A, C, and K. These are antioxidants that may help prevent chronic diseases and boost the immune system. They are also high in fiber, which aids in weight loss and digestive health.

Process the following ingredients in a blender:
1 persimmon, chopped
1/2 cup of almond milk
1 tbsp of coconut sugar
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
1-inch piece of ginger
2 tbsp of coconut flakes
Make sure ingredients are organic

Enjoy!

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REFERENCES:
1. “A Persimmon A Day Could Be Better For Your Heart Than An Apple.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 05 Feb. 2001. Web. 22 Dec 2014.
2. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Persimmons, Japanese, Raw.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 22 Dec 2014.
3. “The Health Benefits of Coconut: Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk, Coconut Water, Coconut Flour & More.” Eating Well. Eating Well, n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2014.
4. “Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Bananas, Raw.” Self Nutrition Data. Self Nutrition Data, n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2014.

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