July 24, 2013

Honeydew Melon Juice

A deliciously nutritious drink for your breakfast table, good enough to charge you up for the day. As other fruits, honeydew melon is a summer fruit that has lot of nutrients like vitamin C, folic acid, potassium & minerals etc. Of all the melons (honeydew, cantaloupe, musk melon, water melon), honeydew melon is the sweetest and that 's why the name "h-o-n-e-y"dew!


Personally, this is the first time I am tasting this fruit and I totally loved it in the form of juice. I ended up picking this fruit by mistake, while looking for musk melon. It was sitting on my countertop for almost a week now, when I finally decided to make juice with it. Interestingly, the fruit was super ripe (could be due to the week long resting), the flesh was very soft and the juice tasted just right; subtly sweet (taste of this fruit is not really over-powering), pulpy & thick. 


I am sipping into a glass of honeydew melon juice as I am writing this - perfectly refreshing on a dry, sultry afternoon.

Basic Info
Complexity - Simple
Prep time - 5 mins
Cook time - 5 mins
Serves - 1 cup

Ingredients
Honeydew Melon - 1 heaped cup of 1/2 inch cubes
Sugar - as required
Ice cubes - as required

Method
Wash and cut the melon into two halves. Peel & discard the rind. Scoop out the seeds using a spoon and discard. Cut the melon into 1/2 inch cubes. 

Transfer the cut melon cubes into a blender and run the blender on high speed for 3 mins (or) until all the melon pieces are blended to a smooth juicy consistency.

Add ice cubes and serve chilled.


Notes
- Always serve fruit juices fresh to get the most benefit of its nutrients.
- You can add a tsp of lime juice to enhance its flavor.
- Pick honeydew melons that are smooth & soft on the outside and that feels heavier for its size.
- Pale yellow skin with brown veins denotes that the fruit is ripe.
- This fruit in particular is a good choice for those who want to control diabetes. 

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