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Honeydew Power Smoothie

August 11, 2009

The fresh combination of banana, cantaloupe and non-fat dairy in this smoothie packs a powerful punch of potassium, calcium, vitamin C and beta carotene. This smoothie is light and refreshing for a warm summer day.

I used to always go out to smoothie bars to get my smoothie fix, but ever since I found out what they put into those smoothies and how many calories they are, I’ve found it so much easier to make my own at home. The possibilities are endless and you are in control of all the ingredients to go into the smoothie. Now I can’t stand going to smoothie joints because I find them overly sweet with all the added sugars, sorbets, fruit juice and who knows what they throw into the blender. The honeydew is a mild flavored fruit, but adds great volume and a subtle note of melon in the smoothie. I like adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder to my smoothies for an extra satisfying treat. I love drinking these power smoothies after a gym session or a hot run. They are also great for breakfast on the go when you don’t have time to sit down and eat. You can throw all the ingredients in the blender the night before and leave it in the fridge and blend it up in the morning. This is a great time saver tip when you are rushing out the door. The nutrients in this smoothie will wake  up your senses and leave you feeling refreshed to tackle the day ahead. I am also submitting this recipe to the Monthly Mingle, this month is Melons!

Honeydew Power Smoothie

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 ripe cantaloupe, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon nonfat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons light coconut milk

Directions

1. Place unpeeled banana in the freezer overnight. Cut the banana into chunks; combine in a blender or food processor with honeydew, yogurt, milk, coconut milk, and honey. Cover and blend until smooth.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2009 11:46 pm

    Honeydew is my favorite of all melons! I love how you used it here.

    It really is amazing how bad most restaurant or fast food begins to taste once you begin to make it yourself. Plus it’s so much cheaper!

    • andee permalink
      August 27, 2009 12:02 am

      I totally agree! I don’t even crave “junk food” anymore, although a little ice cream once in a while never hurt 😉

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