Last week I mentioned that my mum picked up the wrong melon, watermelon as opposed to Galia but I managed to make fantastic use of it in a smoothie. Seen as the Galia melons were still on special I made sure to pick up a couple this week; 39c each, sure you wouldn’t get a nice apple for that!
I paired the melon with kiwi and banana which made for quite the refresher! The bright mornings demand something delicious, fruity, cool and creamy.
The combination was delicious. A hint of green, a whole heap full of spinach wouldn’t have gone a miss but I decided to stick with purely fruitiness this morning.
Brazil nuts are quickly becoming one of my favourite nuts. I’ve been giving the pistachios a bit of a rest and chopping up the brazils for sprinkling on top. Deliciously crisp, they retain they’re crunch when stirred right the way through. They have such a rich nutty flavour, I’ve been neglecting them for far too long!
They also go the distance; once chopped 3 or 4 nuts goes a hell of long way. Love a smoothie bowl that has bit of bite in pretty much every mouthful.
Coconut, golden raisins and a refreshing twist of lime…zingy!
There is only one downside to smoothies….they can be a pretty expensive habit when you consider the fruit and protein powder. Not that I don’t think they’re worth it, by god they are, but still it’s nice when you can save a few cent on the fruit end.
I’m not in to my mini smoothies, you need at least 2 cups in order for it be classified as a meal in my books. If it doesn’t fill the bowl when poured I would be sadly disappointed (and I have been known to add more milk and fruit and a little yoghurt, whatever is necessary to bring it up to the rim!)
Pink Refresher or Zingy Galia… I couldn’t possibly choose!
What’s your favourite type of melon?
Zingy Lime Melon and Kiwi Smoothie
Servings – 1
Preparation Time – 5 minutes
- 1 cup diced Galia melon
- 2 medium kiwis peeled and diced
- 1/2 medium frozen banana
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 2 tbsp plain soy yoghurt
- 310ml (1 1/4 cup) almond milk
- 1/2 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 1/2 tbsp chopped golden raisins
- 1/2 tbsp chopped brazil nuts
- 1 small kiwi peeled and sliced
- 3-4 pieces diced Galia melon
- Blend together all smoothie ingredients.
- Serve in a deep bowl, toppings spread over the surface. Stir threw to serve!