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Honeydew smoothies/milkshakes

6 Jun

Honeydew is one of those things that you eat in conjunction with cantalope, prosciutto or alone. Like with all fruits, when its overly ripe you liquify it. Instead of just making juice, try the following refreshing recipes:

Honeydew Smoothie

  • honeydew (fresh or frozen <— preferred)
  • frozen yogurt
  • banana
  • ice
  • milk
  • agave syrup to taste
  1. Blend and add agave to taste. Will be quite watery, unless you freeze the honeydew first.

Honeydew Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups honeydew melon, cubed
  • 1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice, from frozen concentrate
  • Ice
  • Honeydew melon slices, for garnish

Directions

In a blender, combine melon, yogurt, and apple juice concentrate. Blend until smooth. With blender running, add ice until frothy.

Pour into 2 (16-ounce) glasses and garnish with sliced melon.

Honeydew Lemon Smoothie

2 (15-ounce) servings

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sugar-free lemonade
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups diced honeydew melon
  • 4 ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Combine lemonade, lemon juice, and honeydew melon in a blender. Blend on high speed until fruit is puréed and mixture is smooth.
  2. Add ice cubes and blend on high speed again until smooth. Serve immediately.

Tips: Substitute cantaloupe for honeydew melon.

Melon Smoothie, Watermelon & Honeydew

With summer around the corner, watermelons, honeydews and cantaloupes become the norm in the supermarkets. Well, this recipe has 2 out of 3 and that ain’t bad.

Melon Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups seeded and chopped watermelon
  • 1 1/2 cups seeded and chopped honeydew melon
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 cup vanilla lowfat yogurt
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses. Yield: 4 servings

Cucumber Honeydew Smoothie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups cubed honeydew melon
  • 2 cups passion fruit juice
  • 8 sprigs fresh mint, or amount to taste
  • 2 cups crushed ice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine cucumber, honeydew melon, passion fruit juice, and ice in a blender. Pull leaves from mint springs and add to blender. Blend mixture until smooth. Pour into tall glasses.
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Refreshing summer drinks

24 May

Watermelon or Cantaloupe Aqua Fresca

Agua fresca is a light fruit drink popular throughout Mexico. It’s simply made by blending fruit with water, a bit of sugar and a little lime juice. Begin with sweet, juicy melon, or your agua fresca won’t have much flavor.

  • 4 cups diced, peeled ripe watermelon or cantaloupe
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Blend together the watermelon or cantaloupe with 1 1/2 cups of the water, the lime juice and the sugar at high speed until smooth. Strain through a medium strainer into a large pitcher or bowl. Stir in the remaining water. Refrigerate for 1 hour or longer. Fill a glass with ice, pour in the agua fresca, garnish with a mint sprig, and serve.

Yield: Four servings.

Variations:

* Stir an additional cup of finely chopped fruit into the strained blended drink and refrigerate for 1 hour or longer.

* For the watermelon version, add 4 hulled strawberries.

* Mango or Pineapple Agua Fresca: substitute mango or pineapple for the melon.

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