Your Winter Immune Booster

Persimmons are a great fall and winter fruit and chock-full of vitamins and nutrients. You could probably guess by their color, but they’re loaded with beta carotene and rich in vitamin A, C and E.

In fact, they’re so high in vitamin C that one persimmon has about 80% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin c. That means that they’re a great immune boosting fruit and perfect to snack on when cold and flu season hits.

But if you don’t want to snack on them, you could whip up this Spiced Persimmon Smoothie. Just toss them into your high-powered blender along with a frozen banana and a few other immune boosting spices like ginger and cinnamon.


  • 2 ripe fuyu persimmons
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 cup almond milk, cashew milk or other nut milk
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cloves


  • Wash the persimmons and slice off the stem. Add them along with all other ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend for one minute.

  • Optionally, garnish the inside of a glass with a thin persimmon slice.