Coconut persimmon smoothie


Happy Friday Wednesday! How great is it that it’s basically Friday for most people? If you’re already off, I’m jealous. Besides a full day of work, I somehow need to fit in the time to make 3 side dishes for tomorrow, get in a light run, get my allergy shots and make some scones that I haven’t been able to get off my mind. Ok, the scones may not be imperative, but I really want to make them and they’d be perfect for Thanksgiving anyway. I don’t think anyone will be upset if there’s another dessert on the table.
Let’s get to the food!



breakfast v2

You’ve seen this banana cornbread bake before and you’ll probably see it again because it’s my favorite breakfast bake. Easy, only a handful of ingredients and microwavable. I love these on mornings when oats or yogurt just aren’t cutting it. The nasty looking brown stuff on top is almond butter from the bottom of the jar. No matter how well I stir it, I’m always left with dried out, clumpy “butter” at the end.


lunch v2

Apple, cheddar and black bean panini. Odd? Yes. Tasty? You betcha. Apples, carrots and hummus on the side with some dark chocolate covered pretzels. <—one of my absolute favorites from TJ’s.


Persimmon coconut smoothie. It tasted like a creamsicle + pina colada. Soooo good. And so pretty.

persimmon smoothie


Persimmon Coconut


Yield: 1 glass

  • Fruit of 1 very ripe persimmon
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave
  • 1/2 cup ice


Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.



dinner v2

A bed of collard greens with this on top. I can’t get enough of collard greens lately. I sautéed two huge bunches of them and we polished it all off. That’s a lot of vitamin C and fiber!

We also polished off the apple pie from Sunday for dessert. Winking smile

PS- Did you hear the news? I’m insane…


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  1. 1

    That panini actually looks really good!

  2. 2

    The flavor combo in this smoothie sounds so, so good. You’ve convinced me that I NEED to buy a persimmon.

    I also love collard greens, kale, swiss chard…basically any dark leafy green vegetable. I’m no stranger to eating an entire head of kale in one sitting. :)

  3. 3

    I am obsessed with sage. OBSESSED. Maybe Thanksgiving is taking over my brain.

  4. 4

    that panini and smoothie looks delicious!

  5. 5

    I make an egg sandwich sort of like that panini with beans. Looks weird, but beans are good with just about anything!

  6. 6

    Gah! I want your entire day of eats! Seriously. From start to finish!

  7. 7
    Michelle Hnilica says:

    Your blog is great motivation for me to move my ass more and eat healthy, thank you!! More pictures of Ginger please, I am also a huge animal lover!

  8. 8

    How sad is it that I had not idea what a persimmon was until I saw the picture? Don’t judge me.

  9. 9

    I think that panini sounds fabulous!

  10. 10

    I have the same problem with almond butter! I start every jar dedicated to not ending up with dried out yuck at the end, and I’m unsuccessful each time…so frustrating! I’ve never added black beans to a panini before…must try! Wishing you a great Thanksgiving and luck accomplishing everything on that to-do list of yours!

  11. 11

    Recently obsessed with Dijon mustard (weird), cinnamon, and pumpkin! I’ve never had persimmons before, but your smoothie looks awesome!

  12. 12

    Okay – your photos and recipes seriously keep getting better and better and better. I drool every time I visit. It’s attractive. ;)

    And I would SO eat that panini. Sounds like a combo I would love.

  13. 13

    Your sandwich looks awesome….great idea! Looks like a day of good eats!

  14. 14

    “Apple, cheddar and black bean panini.” — I actually thought that was a melted banana and chocolate chip sammie. You can see where my mind is always at.

    And I wish I had a ripe persimmon laying around! YUM!

  15. 15

    Ummm all of your food looks amazing! Persimmon rocks… Need to get sone while they’re still hot!

  16. 16

    Kind of obsessed with your lunch because it is so interesting and I’ve never heard of it before!

  17. 17

    Your lunch has the most interesting flavor combos- I love it! Cheese and apples are made to go together- that’s my appetizer for Thanksgiving tomorrow!

  18. 18

    Yum. I love coconut, and drinking that with persimmons…mmmmm. Pretty pics. too.

  19. 19

    ohh i love the sounds of that panini! you guys are so creative it definitely helps me think of new things!

  20. 20

    Tried the coconut persimmon smoothie recipe last night while entertaining guests. It was quite the hit! Thank you!

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