Fuyu Persimmon & Honey Oatmeal

Here’s an easy, healthy fall inspired breakfast that spotlights one of my favorite fruits– the Fuyu persimmon. When cooked into the oatmeal, the persimmon takes on a sweet, warm, almost melted consistency that really lights up the oatmeal.  

Ingredients (for one serving – multiply as needed for more):
1. 1 cup of water
2. pinch of salt
3. 1/2 cup of rolled oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill Extra Thick whole grain)
4. 1/2 Fuyu persimmon, chopped into small pieces
5. Cinnamon sprinkles
6. 1 heaping tablespoon of honey
7. Optional: Diced bananas, walnuts, or whatever extra toppings you like

1. Boil water with salt
2. Once boiling, add the oats and persimmon, and bring to a lower boil for about 15 minutes or until fully cooked
3.Add the honey and cinnamon sprinkles.  Stir well. 
4. Add whatever additional toppings you like.Enjoy! 

Persimmon Power Smoothie

Today I’m doing a double workout day – bar method and a run – so wanted a pre-workout smoothie to power through.  Persimmons are one of my favorite fruits, and while they are perfect to eat raw, they also taste grate blended up in a smoothie.   They are chalk full of fiber and vitamins so in addition to tasting delicious they are a sweet treat for the body too. This simple smoothie has only six ingredients and you can make it quickly for morning fuel on the go.

1. 1 cup vanilla soymilk (almond milk would probably work well too)
2. 1 fuyu persimmon, sliced
3. 1 medjool date, chopped
4. 5 walnuts
5. Chia seeds- about 1 tbsp
6. dash of cinammon

Directions: Put all ingredients in blender and blend until desired consistency (I like mine to still be a little chunky so don’t blend until perfectly smooth).