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Honeydew Melon Smoothie

A refreshing honeydew melon smoothie with a smidge of matcha, cinnamon and lime to jazz up it’s natural flavor!

Two glasses of Refreshing Honeydew Melon Smoothie

On a hot summer day there’s something so refreshing about biting into a big ol’ chunk of juicy melon, don’t you think?

And, seeing we are on the subject of chunks of juicy melons, what’s your favorite? Do you gravitate towards watermelons? Or, cantaloupe? Or, maybe Crenshaw melons?

My favorite lately (yes, I know you are waiting on the edge of your seat-right?!), has been the smooth skinned honeydew melon. Once regarded sacred by ancient Egyptians and reserved for society’s elite back in the day, this melon can be found just about everywhere today. In my opinion, ripe honeydew seems to be sweeter, fleshier, and tastier than some of its counterparts. But, when it comes to picking the perfectly ripe honeydew, I am totally clueless. Totally.

Honeydew Melon photo

Now, I have come to learn that honeydews can ripen even on your kitchen counter. But, that’s a mute point once that honeydew is cut into. And that’s where I find myself often – in my kitchen with a cut up honeydew, hoping to chomp into a big ‘ol ripe and juicy chunk, only to bite into a crisp and not so juicy one instead.

Most times when I find myself at this point, I usually throw those honeydew chunks in a blender with a bit of maple syrup, lime juice (if I have it), and some sort of milk. Most times, the resulting smoothie is a better option than the unripe chunks of honeydew. However, recently I finally went grocery shopping and had a few more add-ins on hand.

Photo of Honeydew Melon Smoothie Ingredients

So, when I found myself in my kitchen with yet another unripe honeydew, I skinned it and added the crisp flesh into a blender with some coconut milk, cinnamon, matcha, lime and a squirt of maple syrup. When I think of the resulting smoothie, the only word that comes to mind is joy! My daughter had to outdo me and described this smoothie as blissful joy – but, you get the gist, right?

Close up of Honeydew Matcha Smoothie

I went back to the grocery store and managed to finally pick a ripe honeydew using this guide, and figured I’d try recreating that Honeydew Melon Smoothie with matcha and cinnamon. And WOA – that ripe honeydew in this smoothie sure made this a must share on here. Now, I didn’t use any maple syrup this time around because the ripe honeydew was so sweet it didn’t need any other sweetener. I also topped that thick honeydew melon smoothie with chunks of cut up honeydew and my daughter and I ended up enjoying this for dessert one afternoon.

If you’d like, you can add in a couple tablespoons of chia seeds to this smoothie and set it aside for a few hours and enjoy a Honeydew Melon Chia Pudding later! So many options with this one!

Here’s hoping this week has been wonderful for ya and your weekend is even more bettah!

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Honeydew Melon Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A refreshing honeydew melon smoothie with a smidge of matcha, cinnamon and lime to jazz up it’s natural flavor!

Ingredients

  • 2+1/2 cups honeydew melon, chopped up
  • 1 cup lite coconut milk, (or milk of your choice)
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp matcha
  • 1/4 tsp each lime zest and lime juice

Instructions

  1. Add 2 cups honeydew melon to a blender along with the coconut milk, cinnamon, matcha and lime juice and zest.
  2. Blend until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Pour into serving glasses. Cut up the other 1/2 cup of honeydew into very small pieces and top the honeydew melon smoothie with the chunks of honeydew. Garnish with lime zest if desired and enjoy!

Notes

*Nutritional info is per very well fit. Please make sure to check for yourself the accuracy of quantities and nutrition listed.

Nutrition Information
Yield 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 105Saturated Fat 2.4gTrans Fat 2.8gCarbohydrates 20.5gFiber 2.3gSugar 17.7gProtein 1.9g

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Easy Refreshing Honeydew Melon Smoothie

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Nanette

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

Made the smoothie with the exact recipe and all but so sorry it taste aweful

Michaela

Tuesday 8th of January 2019

I have been looking for recipes and smoothies that I can prep/quickly prepare since I will be having my baby soon, and I know I won't feel like cooking haha. This recipe was perfect since I can freeze pre cut up honeydew in the freezer and a little goes a long way if you cut and freeze the whole melon. I have enough frozen melon left for at least 4 more servings. I made it as the recipe goes to try it out since I already had all the ingredients in my pantry and it's super refreshing and delicious!

David @ Spiced

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

What a fun idea, Shashi! Laura always says she doesn't like honeydews, but then I catch her eating them whenever we come across one of those fruit salads with different 'loupes in it. And I suspect she's never really had honeydew like this either! Thanks for the guide on how to select this kind of melon...I had no idea either! This sounds like a great smoothie to enjoy on these last hot days of summer! :-)

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Tuesday 21st of August 2018

I've never made a melon smoothie before but it sounds (and looks) really refreshing. My favourite is honeydew melon too. When we were in Morocco travelling in the early eighties, (when I was much younger - ha ha!) I remember lots of stalls with these melons piled high along the roadside. And they were so cheap too. I love what you've done here and it seems to easy to make too. Thanks Shashi. Pinned!

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

Monday 20th of August 2018

So interesting about honeydew's history! I love honeydew and I'm glad it's no longer reserved for the select few. That means I can whip up one of these beautiful smoothies! That color is gorgeous!