Sweet Green Detox Smoothie

Sweet Green Detox Smoothie


Even the though the mornings have become colder and the sun takes a lot longer to rise, I still start my day with a green smoothie. Not an ice-cream like shake with frozen fruit but a creamy fall smoothie packed with immune-boosting superfoods and warming spices like ginger, cinnamon and turmeric. This Sweet Green Detox Smoothie is my current go-to recipe whenever I have ripe persimmons at hand. It will help to protect you against colds and the flu, it will increase your energy levels and it’s one of the easiest ways to add more green leafy vegetables to your daily diet.

Sweet Green Detox Smoothie

SERVES: 1 person

EQUIPMENT: blender


1 cup chilled green tea (or water)
2 small ripe persimmons
1 ripe pear
1 teaspoon hemp seeds (or chia seeds)
½ to 1 teaspoon spirulina powder
1 teaspoon fresh ginger (optional)
2 large handfuls of leafy greens (I used spinach & kale)


  1. Combine green tea, persimmon, pear, hemp seeds, spirulina powder and ginger in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the leafy greens and blend again.


Spirulina is a blue-green freshwater algae that will help your body to flush out heavy metals and other toxins. It’s rich in protein, minerals, B vitamins and chlorophyll – essential to boost your energy levels and speed up your fat-burning metabolism.

Now I would love to hear from you! Do you have a favorite recipe with persimmons? I’m always looking for creative ways to use this juicy sweet fruit, so let me know by leaving a comment down below.

Looking for more persimmon recipes? Check out this vegan taco salad with persimmon avocado salsa or this simple tomato persimmon salad dressing.

Sweet Green Detox Smoothie

Sweet Green Detox Smoothie


Liliane Fonteyn

Hello Julie what are Persimmons?

Liliane Fonteyn wrote Reply
Hi Liliane, persimmons are a type of fruit also called 'kaki'. You can find more info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persimmon
julie wrote Reply

Do you need to remove the skin of the persimmons before blending?

Sharon wrote Reply
Hi Sharon, if your persimmons are ripe and soft you don't need to remove the skin. Of course, if they aren't organic you can still choose to remove their skin! Flavour wise it doesn't make a difference :)
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