Friday, June 12, 2009
Heart of the Matter - The Best of June's Produce
Heart of the Matter is a food blogging event that promotes 'heart healthy' food. This month's theme was 'The Best of June's Produce'. For more information on this event please refer to Ilva's post in Lucullian Delights.
Where I live in Costa del Sol, all kinds of melon are in season now and there are lots of people on the beaches in their bikinis.
So what could be more delightful than an icy smoothie made from any kind of melon? Depending on how frozen your fruit is it can come out pretty solid like a sorbet or more watery and drinkable. When the fruit is very frozen you'll need a spoon to drink it!
Frozen Melon Smoothie
1 Cup Frozen Fruit (Buy fresh fruit, cut them into cubes and freeze them overnight!)
1 Cup Fruit Juice (Grape Juice, Pineapple Juice, Guava Juice work very nicely)
3 Ice Cubes
Just put everything inside a blender and wizz around until smooth. If the motor stalls, turn it off and move the liquid around a bit by tilting the blender and then wizz again. Repeat until it's all lovely and smooth.
The frozen melon smoothie in this photograph was made from honeydew melon, but my favorite is water melon & banana mixed with guava juice, with some lime juice squeezed into it. The proportions would be roughly 2 Cups frozen water melon, 1 banana, 2 Cups guava juice and the juice of 1 lime. Serves 2.
If you're taking certain kinds of medication for your heart and I've heard certain fruit are good for this like grapefruit and bananas - I'd make this smoothie using these fruits or fruit juices.