Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ultimate green smoothie with honeydew melon

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Eureka! I have found the magical combination of green fruits and vegetables that makes a light, refreshing, ultra-drinkable green smoothie.

This is a summer smoothie, as honeydew melon is hard to find at other times of year. Take advantage of melon season and whip this one up when you need to cool down.

My husband is fond of all my green smoothies (as long as I skip both avocado and banana - he doesn't like creamy smoothies), but he agrees that this combination is something special.

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Summer green smoothie with honeydew melon
A light, refreshing green smoothie to start a summer's day off right.
  • 1/2 honeydew melon, seeded, rind removed, cut into chunks
  • 1 Bartlett pear, cored, skin on, cut into chunks
  • 1 cucumber, skin on, cut into chunks
  • 1 lime, skin cut off (use whole fruit minus skin)
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 Tbsp honey (optional - if the melon and pear are very ripe, you won't need this)
Put all ingredients in blender. Process on high until smooth. If texture is too thick, add a bit of water and blend again. Serve immediately.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 servings


Smoothie Maker said...

Slightly off topic, but next time try cutting the melon in chunks and freezing it overnight...i swear the smoothie gets extra frothy and delicious because of it ;) Anyways, awesome recipe.

Cookin' Canuck said...

I like the promise of a light and refreshing smoothie. Honeydew melon has always been one of my favorite fruits, so this combination sounds like a must-try to me.

Erika Kerekes said...

@Smoothie Maker - great idea - I will try that next time. @Canuck - honeydew is one of my favorites too, and my 10-year-old likes it so much he can eat AN ENTIRE MELON in one sitting. I kid you not.

Liz the Chef said...

Trying this for breakfast tomorrow - I have a ripe Asian melon similar to a honeydew - should work fine.

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