Fitness Focus: Cucumber Melon Smoothie

Cooked up on June 12, 2012

Filed under: breakfast, fitness focus, gluten free, healthy eating, under 1 hour, vegan, vegetarian

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For me, last week was just crazy. There was BlogHer, of course, and the days before were very, very busy at my day job. One day during lunch I just went to the grocery store and bought a bunch of produce, so I wouldn’t be eating boxed mac and cheese every day while my husband was in LA. I’m so glad I did – things got so busy! I just wouldn’t have had time to go shopping at any other time.

I think I only made it out for a run twice last week amidst the crazy. But at least when I did go, I had this smoothie to refuel.

It is absolutely essential that you use Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt because of the high water content of the melon Nd cucumber. It still will probably be a little less thick than your average smoothie, but very delicious.

Here’s what you need for two servings (about 24 oz. of smoothie) :

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1 honeydew melon
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1.5 cups ice

 

Seed and cut the cucumber and melon into 1-inch cubes.

Add the yogurt and juices to the blender first, followed by the fruit, followed by the ice. Pulse until smooth, and refuel away!

 

 

2 Comments »

  1. Hi Rebekah! This sounds delish, but a whole melon? I guess it sounds bigger than it is, cuz it will just break down, but can you tell me how many smoothies that makes? It’s just me, so should I halve the recipe? Thanks!

    Comment by PenPanDiane — June 12, 2012 @ 1:56 pm

  2. Yep – definitely halve it. I think this made about 24 oz. Will update the post! Thanks 🙂

    Comment by bekky — June 12, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

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