Superfood Persimmon Smoothie

Aromatic superfood persimmon smoothie made with a handful of ingredients.

Celebrate the persimmon season with this delicious and good-for-you persimmon smoothie.

Explore recipe tips, smoothie benefits, and more below!

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Superfood Persimmon Smoothie

Superfood Persimmon Smoothie (No Banana!)

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Savor the season with my Superfood Persimmon Smoothie – rich in nutrients, without bananas! A delightful blend for a flavorful and wholesome sip.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 persimmon (diced and cored)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (unsweetened )
  • 1 cup/250ml almond milk (unsweetened )
  • 1 tsp manuka honey (or regular honey)
  • 1 tbsp shelled hemp seed hearts (or chia seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 pinch of black pepper (to activate the turmeric.)


  1. Prep the persimmon as listed. Measure the other ingredients and set aside.
  2. Grab a blender or a Nutribullet and ad the diced persimmon first, followed by the other ingrediennts.
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes until you achieve a smooth consistency.
  4. Sip and enjoy!


The smoothie can be consumed immediately, or stored for later.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: Tropical


  • Calories: 388
  • Sugar: 26
  • Fat: 18
  • Carbohydrates: 41
  • Fiber: 8
  • Protein: 10

Persimmon Smoothie Benefits

There are so many reasons why you should be adding persimmon to your smoothies.

Persimmons are low on calories and high on important nutrients and minerals, antioxidants, and more, making them a superfood.

When you combine persimmon and other nutritious ingredients, the benefits can be numerous.

Some of the benefits of this specific persimmon smoothie recipe include:

  • Nutrient-Rich: The blend of different nutritious ingredients offers a diverse array of multiple different nutrients.
  • Protein Boost: The almond butter and hemp seeds in the smoothie contribute to a good dose of plant-based protein.
  • Heart-Healthy Fats: Almond butter and hemp seeds provide healthy fats supporting overall well-being.
  • Antioxidant Power: The turmeric adds antioxidants to the drink, and many other benefits, including possible anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Energy Boost: This persimmon smoothie is a wonderful way to naturally boost your energy too.
  • Digestive Support: The fiber in the smoothie from the ingredients used can support healthy digestion.
  • May Aid In Weight Loss: The smoothie is relatively low in calories, but quite filling and can be used as a weight loss meal replacement

persimmon smoothie surrounded by sliced persimmon and almonds

Optional Recipe Variations

My smoothie community on TikTok has been begging me to make a no-banana persimmon smoothie.

I recently shared a banana persimmon breakfast smoothie, which was a hit, but a lot of my followers do not like bananas. 

Which is why I decided to make a no-banana persimmon smoothie.

On top of testing out a persimmon smoothie without bananas, I tested other variations.

If you fancy something different than the original recipe I shared, you can try some of the variations of this smoothie I tested:

  1. Oat Or Chia Seed Version: A lot of my followers didn’t have shelled hemp seeds as the recipe requires. If that is the case with you, you can use oats or chia seeds instead.
  2. Yogurt Persimmon Smoothie: I tested using 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt as an additional ingredient and I liked it. If you are vegan, you can use a vegan yogurt alternative.
  3. Spice It Up: Add 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg and cinnamon for an aromatic and spicy version of this persimmon smoothie.
  4. Boost The Protein  Content Even More: Add a scoop of protein powder or unflavored collagen powder to boost the protein content.

sprinkling hemp hearts on top of a persimmon smoothie filled in a glass

Turn It Into a Smoothie Bowl

It is possible to turn this persimmon smoothie into a smoothie bowl, in fact, it’s super easy!

You need to make the smoothie thicker, to do that, add 1 cup of frozen fruit such as pineapple, mango, or even berries.

To achieve the right consistency, you will also need to cut down on the liquid added to the smoothie. Try cutting it by half, and gradually add more if needed.

Finally, serve the smoothie using your favorite bowls, and add your desired toppings!

Popular Persimmon Questions From The Smoothie Community

Superfood Persimmon Smoothie

When I shared this persimmon smoothie on my Instagram channel, the smoothie community there loved it!

Some popular questions regarding the recipe included:

How Do I Shop For Ripe Persimmon?

To pick the perfect persimmon for your smoothies, grab them in your hand and gently push your thumb into the flesh of the persimmon. If you are able to feel the softness, but still a bit or resistance, it means it's ripe enough for smoothies.

Can I Use Frozen Persimmon To Make This Smoothie?

Yes, you can definitely use frozen persimmon to make this smoothie. Using frozen persimmon has many advantages, such as making your smoothie a lot thicker and refreshing!

How Can I Use This Smoothie For Weight Loss?

If you are on a weight loss journey, drinking this smoothie for breakfast as a meal replacement, combined with healthier food choices and plenty of physical activity is the best way to slim down.

How Do I Store This Smoothie?

Once the smoothie is blended, transfer it into a portable water or smoothie bottle and tightly close the lid. Place in the fridge and consume within 2 days.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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