From San Diego GreenSmoothieGirl coach Jeanette, who is a naturopath and who healed her daughter of autism with holistic means and a whole-foods diet:
My kids asked me, “What is that kid eating?” I told them it was licorice, and then I went home and created it for them. This is what I came up with and it is SO GOOD! You’ll never want that other stuff that we all grew up eating.
10 very ripe persimmons
10 to 20 anise seeds or several inches of fresh leaves cut
Blend in BlendTec or Vitamix until smooth. Pour a thick layer onto dehydrator teflex sheet and dry overnight or until done at 105 degrees.
Cut in 1-inch thick slices and enjoy like licorice.