Saturday, March 30, 2024

Melon Quencher

 I made this with watermelon....put in agave instead of honey, added a little more ice, and didn't add the sparkling water or make the skewers, but it was delish!
Watermelon purees very easily, you want it to be like mush and not water. That's why I had to add more ice to make up for it.

It is from the August 2009 issue of Better Homes and Gardens...you can get it on bhg.com, too, but you do have to register... not sure if you have to be a magazine subscriber as well.

I made it with both watermelon and cantaloupe...it's good either way. It would make an excellent breakfast drink.

Fresh Melon Quenchers
Prep: 10 minutes

Ingredients

* 1 to 1-1/2 cups cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon puree*(about a quarter of a 4 lb. melon)
* 3 ice cubes
* 1/4 inch slice fresh ginger, grated
* Plain low-fat yogurt
* 1 to 2 tsp. honey
* Shredded lime peel (optional)
* Plain or flavored sparkling water
* Frozen Melon Drink Skewers (recipe below)

Directions

1. In blender container combine melon puree, ice cubes, ginger, a teaspoon or two of yogurt, and honey. Blend just until mixture is frothy and smooth. Pour into serving glass. Add additional honey to adjust sweetness. Stir in lime peel to taste. Add sparkling water to fill glass. Serve with Frozen Melon Drink Skewers. Serve immediately.

*To Puree Melon: Coarsely chop melon and transfer to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. If needed, stop motor and press fruit down into blades with rubber spatula or spoon and continue to blend until smooth.

**Frozen Melon Drink Skewers: Using a small melon baller, scoop cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon into balls. Or use a knife to cut melons into cubes or 1/2-inch-thick wedges. Thread melon balls and wedges onto wooden skewers. Arrange on parchment-or waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 2 to 4 hour or until firm. Makes 1 (16-ounce) serving.
Nutrition Facts

* Calories 86,
* Total Fat (g) 1,
* Cholesterol (mg) 0,
* Sodium (mg) 57,
* Carbohydrate (g) 21,
* Fiber (g) 2,
* Protein (g) 2,
* Vitamin A (DV%) 0,
* Vitamin C (DV%) 142,
* Calcium (DV%) 4,
* Iron (DV%) 3,
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Fairly low carb and gluten free

Enjoy!

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