Tuesday, April 29, 2014


This is an utterly refreshing smoothie, perfect for a light summer breakfast. The blended  ripe melon is so creamy and sweet, and the mint adds a refreshing taste, while the lemon adds a tang. As always, don't eat anything within two hours before and after the smoothie. If you must, have a piece or two of fruit.

I topped this smoothie with 1 tbsp. of hemp seeds because they're delicious, and I thought it would be good to add some protein and a bit of fat to make it a more substantial meal.  I used hemp seeds only for topping the smoothie because I'm watching my fat intake after a severe gall bladder attack and two days in the hospital. You can blend in a tbsp. and top with an additional tbsp. and it's really delicious!

Honeydew Melon and Mint Smoothie
makes: approximately 32 oz.

- 1 medium honeydew melon, cut into chunks (the melon should be very ripe - should feel a bit soft on all sides)
- 10 leaves spearmint
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tbsp. hemp seeds (optional)

  1. Blend the melon, mint, and lemon juice for 2 minutes on High, or until very smooth.
  2. Pour in a glass, top with hemp seeds if desired, and enjoy!

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