This protein-packed green melon smoothie is perfect for anyone (like me) who does not care for vegetables in their smoothie! It's naturally sweet and features one of my favorite summer fruits — honeydew melon.
Are you a fan of green smoothies? It's true they are a way to eat (or drink) more spinach, kale, or whatever leafy green veggie you don't get enough of. And according to Dr. Google, it seems that there isn’t an ailment in the dictionary they can’t cure – (see acne, bloating, constipation…) and the health benefits, Oh My! (also see detox, energy, fiber…).
I thought I might jump on the bandwagon, so I dusted off my blender, which I realized I haven’t used in quite a while. I loaded it up with various fruits, a little yogurt, and I thought I’d try Swiss chard because I’d read that some people find it a bit sweet tasting (I don’t), and cucumber. I’m so sorry, dear reader, but all I can say is YUCK. I couldn’t get past the smell of wet grass, and there was no way I was drinking that entire pitcher.
I’ve noticed that the recipes that seem drink-able, also have mostly fruit, fruit juice, or something with a very strong flavor like nuts or peanut butter to mask the (grassy) taste. The problem there, is that your healthy snack or breakfast ends up with hundreds of calories and is gone in a few gulps. Personally, I prefer my fruits fruity, and my veggies savory (unless it’s Squash and Green Apple Soup), and I like to chew my meals.
So here’s my attempt at a green smoothie. Still a healthy snack, even sans vegetables. I think I’ll drink it with a side of kale chips.
PS. If you want to try a more "chewable" smoothie that actually does have some leafy greens (but you can't taste it), try this Wild Blueberry Smoothie Bowl.
Green Melon Smoothie
- 1 cup ripe honeydew melon chunks chilled
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 small sprig of mint about 2 leaves or more to taste
- ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- Mix the melon, line juice and mint in a blender, until smooth.
- Add yogurt and blend well until combined.
- If your ingredients aren't cold, add 1 or 2 ice cubes and blend again.
If you have a (good tasting) green veggie smoothie, please share it! Maybe I can change my mind .