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Honeydew Melon Smoothie

A refreshing honeydew melon smoothie with a smidgen of matcha, cinnamon and lime to jazz up its 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. 

Honeydew Melon photo

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.

Now, I have come to learn that honeydews can ripen even on your kitchen counter. But, that’s a moot 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 a couple of 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!

Photo of Easy Honeydew Melon Smoothie

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Honeydew Melon Smoothie

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Shashi
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

  • Add 2 cups honeydew melon to a blender along with the coconut milk, cinnamon, matcha and lime juice and zest.
  • Blend until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • 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

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.5g | Protein: 1.9g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Trans Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 17.7g
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Easy Refreshing Honeydew Melon Smoothie

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33 Comments

  1. Now this is one smoothie that sounds awesome and totally refreshing. I love the idea of adding honeydew which is in my top 4 fruits I love.

  2. We don’t often see honeydew melons here, but we do have what’s called a Galiamelon which comes from Spain. It has a similar taste to honeydew, so with your smoothie recipe we’ll be trying a Galiamelon smoothie.

  3. I am mostly a watermelon fan but after seeing the wonderful honeydew melon, I think I will give this one a chance. Smoothies are my favorite. They are small joys of hot summers. Your recipe of smoothie looks incredible. Thank you for sharing. I am going to try honeydew this summer.

  4. This smoothie just screams summer, Shashi! I bet it is ultra refreshing! I’ve never paired melon with cinnamon before, but now I have to try! And I definitely love the coconut milk in here. I’m always stocked with that stuff….it’s just so versatile. Off to get a melon today! Have to give this one a try before summer ends…can’t believe I just wrote that! Where is the time going??? Have a wonderful week, my friend! XOXO

  5. 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!

  6. 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! 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. This looks delicious! I love that there are so few ingredients, but such vibrant color. Excellent snack!

  10. Now this is one smoothie that sounds awesome and totally refreshing. I love the idea of adding honeydew which is in my top 4 fruits I love.

  11. I am mostly a watermelon fan but after seeing the wonderful honeydew melon, I think I will give this one a chance. Smoothies are my favorite. They are small joys of hot summers. Your recipe of smoothie looks incredible. Thank you for sharing. I am going to try honeydew this summer.

  12. We don’t often see honeydew melons here, but we do have what’s called a Galiamelon which comes from Spain. It has a similar taste to honeydew, so with your smoothie recipe we’ll be trying a Galiamelon smoothie.

  13. This smoothie just screams summer, Shashi! I bet it is ultra refreshing! I’ve never paired melon with cinnamon before, but now I have to try! And I definitely love the coconut milk in here. I’m always stocked with that stuff….it’s just so versatile. Off to get a melon today! Have to give this one a try before summer ends…can’t believe I just wrote that! Where is the time going??? Have a wonderful week, my friend! XOXO

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. This smoothie is bomb!!! I am in LOVE! I had a cut up honeydew in my frig, and sure I enjoy eating it just like that on a hot day…so refreshing. But I felt like doing something different and healthy with it so I searched for honeydew recipes and found this one. I had everything on hand, which for me is key to actually trying it. If I had to go to the store to get ingredients, I probably never would have tried it. It is so simple and quick to make, but I never would have thought to put these ingredients together. The proportions are just right – its a perfect meld of flavors creating a unique taste all its own. Each one of the ingredients has many health benefits and there is no added sugar. I was surprised that this was not a “healthy/paleo/vegetarian” recipe site. Delicious and healthy – that is always a bonus!

  17. Delicious recipe, I got a honeydew melon as part of my weekly veg box, and wasn’t sure what to do with it… 2 smoothies later, I knew!
    I did add some crushed nuts for proteins and a bit of a thicker texture.
    thank you!

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