Friday, 12 August 2011

A cool summer hit

Melon and ginger smoothie as served at Casa Rosada
Kick start your morning spiked with ginger, this smoothie is guaranteed to perk you up after a long run on the beach or make a nice alternative to a summer breakfast. For a more aromatic variation, use a cantaloupe instead of a honeydew melon.
The key word with smoothies is Versatile: you can blend your favorite fruit with any of the following:
Milk, sorbet or yoghurt for a calcium rich drink.


Ginger: fresh and clean tasting, ginger is also helpful in boosting digestion, easing nausea or fighting off a cold.

Lime: if you want to add a fresh, sharp-tasting edge to any fruit concoction.
Yoghurt or bananas: Either of these ingredients will give your smoothie a thick and creamy consistency.

Freshly squeezed orange juice: loads of vitamin C and a good way to thin out a smoothie.


Melon and ginger smoothie( regular kick)
2 servings

  • 1 cup chopped honeydew melon
  • 1/3 cup chopped peeled kiwi, (1 large)
  • 1/2 ripe banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup white grape juice
  • 1 teaspoon ginger syrup *
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice                                                                                       Place ingredients in the order listed in a blender. Pulse three times to chop the fruit, then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Melon and ginger smoothie( extra ginger hit )

2 servings
200g Galia or cantaloupe melon
250g  Greek Style Yoghurt
1 tablespoon honey 
Juice of 1 lime
50ml apple juice
heaped teaspoon of ground ginger

Place ingredients in the order listed in a blender. Pulse three times to chop the fruit, then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

* Bottled ginger syrup is available in most health-food stores and gourmet supermarkets

1 comment:

  1. Not only would this perk you up as you say, I think it would make you sit up and beg for mercy!

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