Jul 23, 2010

HoneyDew smoothie, recipe and a short story

Last week, I mentioned one of my new favs being Honey Dew smoothies! While Jessica was visiting us in May, we went up to this cute little coffee shop, that had just opened in Cave Creek. I saw a Honeydew Smoothie on their menu and just knew I had to have one! It was the greatest drink ever..... well, next to a Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks of course. :)

I made Jessica try some, and although I was much too shy to ask the employees how they made it, Jessica had no issues going right up and asking for me. (Jessica, you're my hero!) and we were appalled to learn that our amazing smoothie was made from a powered mix. Gasp!

So, I received a bunch of emails asking for a recipe last week, and while I hadn't put much thought into creating one, Alaina and I tied on our aprons and went to work developing our own recipe. Here's what we came up with!!

Honeydew Smoothie
makes about 2 large glasses

3 cups or 1/2 a Honeydew Melon, cut into cubes and frozen
1 Tbls. Organic Agave Nectar, or honey
3/4 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
1 Tbls. frozen concentrate apple juice


1. Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
2. Serve with mint sprigs or a Honeydew wedge as garnish.

I wanted to point out just a couple of things. :) I froze the honeydew, this way I didn't need to add ice. I think I like my smoothies ice-free, because I'm not a fan of little ice pieces in my drink. Also, unless you live in the Southwest, Agave Nectar maybe more difficult to find, but it has the same consistency of honey and tastes very similar too! I also think that mixing in some chopped mint would be good too, I'll try it the next time we make these. I'll definitely be making more of these throughout the summer!


RachelG said...

I'll be trying this, this weekend. Can't wait...thank you! :)

Danielle said...

OMG that sounds sooooooooooooooooo yummy and it looks incredible too <3 I can't wait to try these!!!

I think Miss Kennedy and I will goto the grocery store tomorrow to get those ingredients ~ we'll have a girly-day out :)

Bolle said...

That smoothie recipes sounds really tasty. I will try it tomorrow. Thank you for sharing.

Christine said...

Yum, that looks and sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to try this. I don't like my smoothies icey either, so I hear ya.

I don't normally like any kind of melon but I think I would like it this way!! The husband will be so happy as he loves the stuff!

Katsui Jewelry said...

That looks delicious...I can't quite imagine the flavor, though. I am not a huge fan of honeydew, but it looks so pretty, maybe I should try!!!

jek-a-go-go said...

oh my goodness! now you have me craving one. i am certain yours is better, hands down! i will be attempting one soon when we get back to California. yay!

also Agave Nectar can be found at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and other "natural" markets. ;)