Sitting right here at my desk at home, all I can think of is Summer. The lovely beach, some warm sun with a gentle cool breeze blowing though my hair.  Feet in the sand and the smell of the ocean … its the place I long to be. While I don’t quite see that happening just yet, I decided to let my taste buds take that journey. Have you ever eaten a persimmon ? Persimmons are delicious and exotic fruits that do more than serving as a sweet and tasty treat; they have a wealth of health benefits packed inside them, including their ability to improve eye health, reduce signs of aging, prevent various types of cancer, improve digestion , boost your immune system, lower cholesterol, increase your metabolism, strengthen your bones, boost cognitive function, lower blood pressure, and take care of your skin. Furthermore, they can help your body heal faster, aid in weight loss, reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation throughout the body. Persimmons are rich in Vitamin A, C, E, and B6, as well as dietary fiber,manganese, copper, magnesium, potassium and phosphorous. They also contain organic compounds that include catechins, gallocatechins, betulinic acid, and various carotenoid compounds that fall within the B complex of vitamins. And besides all the benefits its just such a lovely fruit to eat. This bright orange fruits resembles a tomato, is juicy with plump flesh when firm, and when it ripens it goes softer and it is probably sweeter than sugar. I love persimmons, and when in season, I use them a lot of the firm ones in salads. Its a shame I don’t blog all the amazing food I eat, but I’m hoping to change that this year. I did however share a persimmon cheesecake in the past – here. Today I’m sharing with you a simple soft serve made with Persimmons, Oranges and Frozen Bananas. Combined its such a refreshing treat, it transports you right at the ice-cream truck you go to when at the beach. And this ones wayyyyyyy healthier.

Ingredients

  • 4 persimmons , peeled cubed and frozen
  • 2 large bananas cubed and frozen
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice

Blend all these together to get this instant soft serve !

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