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5 summer smoothie recipes

By: Enrique Gili on July 20, 2011, 3:35 p.m.
Honeydew and Cucumber Smoothie

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Honeydew and Cucumber Smoothie

Cool, green and elegant, this is an ideal drink for a hot afternoon in the garden.

Honeydew and Cucumber Smoothie


  • 1 medium-sized honeydew melon, sliced and cubed
  • 1 medium-sized cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Sprigs mint, optional garnish

Time estimates

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes


  1. Peel and chop honeydew into bite-sized chunks and freeze for about 2 hours.
  2. Combine all ingredients in blender. Process on pulse for 20 to 25 seconds. Change setting to mix or smoothie for about 10 more seconds, or until smooth.

Yield: Serves 3