Healthier Holidays Recipe: Persimmon Smoothie

 

 

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If your Thanksgiving was anything like mine, it was filled with all sorts of indulgences.

I ate a little bit of everything I don’t usually eat — from the not-so-unhealthy sweet rolls and green bean casserole with bacon… to the criminally unhealthy supersize Cheetos (I know — don’t ask).

I mean, who knew supersize Cheetos even existed?

Not me… and I quickly discovered that I still don’t have much will power when my favorite childhood junk food is around.

So, back to clean living I go.

Because it’s all about striking a balance this holiday season: Cleanse, indulge, reset. Cleanse, indulge, reset. Cleanse, indulge, reset.

When you’re consistently coming back to healthier living after indulgent meals or days, it evens the scale — often, literally.

And when you repeat this process throughout the holiday season, chances are you’ll arrive in the New Year healthier and happier than you were before the holidays started — instead of ending up bloated and burned out like most people.

 

Want to Experience a Healthier Holiday Season This Year?

 

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Registration for my Healthier Holidays Program officially closes on Monday, December 1, so now’s a great time to join this powerful group program. This special online nutrition course includes:

  • Done-for-you, flexible meal plans to accommodate both home-cooked and restaurant/party meals.
  • Tips and strategies for eating/drinking at restaurants and parties.
  • Simple “real food” recipes for delicious smoothies, juices, salads, soups, entrées and snacks.
  • Healthier recipes for potlucks and cocktails.
  • Weekly conference calls featuring a Q&A session.
  • Nutrition/lifestyle coaching tips sent directly to your email inbox.
  • Access to a private Facebook Group for extra support and community.
  • All of this is included in the package price of only $89! 

Click here for Healthier Holidays details and secure registration via PayPal.

 

Earlier this week, I shared one of the Healthier Holidays recipes, the Cranberry Orange Smoothie.

Today I’m sharing my new Persimmon Smoothie. It offers a refreshing change if you’re getting burned out on green or berry smoothies. It also includes turmeric and ginger to help support healthy digestion and soothe holiday party-induced inflammation.

Blend one of these up for a clean, energizing start to your day.

It might even help you stay away from those supersize Cheetos ;)

 

PERSIMMON SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Serves 2. 

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of organic, unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • 6 tablespoons of hemp seed (or 2 servings of your favorite plant-based protein powder)
  • ¼ avocado, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups Fuyu persimmons (the kind you eat firm), peeled and chopped
  • 2 small oranges; peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medjool date, chopped (omit if you have pre-diabetes or diabetes)
  • ¼ teaspoon fennel seeds (you can always add another ¼ teaspoon if you want a stronger flavor)
  • ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • a pinch of sea salt (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of ice (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Place ingredients into blender, adding ice last. Process until creamy and smooth. Add water a quarter-cup at a time if you want a thinner consistency. Serve immediately or store some in fridge for later. Salud!

 

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