Persimmon Smoothie with Anise for a sweet sensation.

Persimmon Smoothie with anise

This Persimmon Smoothie is a not so known but delicious recipe. It is full of flavor and healthy ingredients. Persimmon comes from Japan, but it is also commonly seen in other countries like China and Korea.

Persimmons taste like no other fruit. Completely ripe, it has a silky, slippery texture. The taste is a kind of combination between a mango and an apple when it is really ripe. An unripe (or not so ripe) Persimmon is also tasteful but is much more crunchy. They are rich, tangy, and sweet, all at the same time. You can eat the skin, but some prefer to take the skin off when eaten raw.

Anise is a powerful spice rich in nutrients with a wide array of health benefits. It is often combined with other spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, creating a pumpkin spice mixture.

It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties helping in stomach ulcers, and most importantly, it reduces your depression. Combining fruits like persimmon and banana gives you a sweet flavor with numerous health benefits in this recipe for Persimmon Smoothie.

Health Benefits of Anise.

Anise is a great spice with many health benefits. It has a sweet, aromatic taste that resembles the taste of black licorice.

The most common health benefits are as follows:

  • Helps with indigestion
  • Reliefs abdominal pain, bloating, and heartburn
  • Provides relief from lower back pain
  • Boosts the immune system

The taste of anise is so delicious, that it is easy to use in any dessert, smoothie, or even in tea. So try this great Persimmon Smoothie recipe.


  • 2 large persimmon
  • 2 medium frozen banana
  • 2 cups Almond milk or any milk of choice
  • 10 cashew nuts, soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes
  • 1/2 teaspoon star anise powder/ 1/2 star anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)


  1. Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy. 
  2. Pour in two glasses and garnish with star anise. 

Enjoy your Anise Persimmon Smoothie!


Persimmon Smoothie with Anise

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