says the Raspberry and melon smoothie with a little ginger and mint zing.
I love melons. All kinds of them and while the big bright red watermelon does steal away the limelight from it’s much softer cousin, this fruit smoothie recipe brings the muskmelon back to the centerstage. Also for a morning breakfast, I find muskmelons — both cantaloupes and honeydews, with more fibre content are more filling than watermelon.
Can’t love the raspberries enough. Apart from their amazing health benefits, they are so vibrant that just looking at them fills me up with positive energy and of course while cutting the melon for the smoothie, I do pop-in quite some raspberries. Just like that.
When in a rush, a healthy fruit smoothie is a much more faster and easier way of getting all that nutrition in and also great as a to-go breakfast option. This basic fruit smoothie recipe just needs a hand-held blender and no special tools. Plus you can add in that little bit extra by blending in some ginger and mint. While I did take the honey out before blending the fruits, when I tasted the smoothie, I didn’t need to add it all. The ripe melons were naturally very sweet.
Also honeydew (and even cantaloupe) give this only fruit smoothie a creamy texture, so I didn’t add any yoghurt or milk. The smoothie is entirely dairy-free and sugar-free.
Raspberry Melon Smoothie recipe
Preparation time: |Cooking Time: |Serves: 2
2 cups honeydew melon, cut into cubes
½ cup fresh raspberries
5-6 leaves of fresh mint
1 inch ginger, chopped
1 tsp honey (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. For extra sweetness, add some honey.
- Pour into two tall glasses and enjoy!
Nutrition information (approximate values for one glass of melon smoothie):
81 calories, 0.5 grams fat
Source: Very Well
I love the wide variety of fruits we get during summer time! There are melons and berries, peaches and nectarines and oranges and pineapples… Here are some more breakfast fruit smoothie ideas. Summer time farmers markets are a fruit lovers delight. Here’s a picture of our local market.
Why we eat only Fresh Fruits for Breakfast
For the last 8 months or so, our first meal of the day has been only fruits. I find eating only fruits for breakfast is a great way to start the day. It is light and filling. After having a fruit breakfast at 7am, I am energetic and usually do not feel hungry till around mid-day. Any other cooked breakfast actually leaves behind lethargy and fatigue.
According to our naturopath, the early morning hours i.e. between 7 am to 11 am, the body is going through a deep clean process and a fruit breakfast actually contributes to this detoxification process. Fruit breakfasts help in cleansing the body, give a boost of live enzymes to kick-start the digestion process and are a great aid in weight-loss. She also gave us tips on fruit combinations and while melons are best eaten all alone (as they are the quickest to digest in the body), when making smoothies, she said, you can combine them with some berries.