Given that we tend to sweat more when it’s hot, it's recommended that we start hydrating about double the amount we normally would. That’s a LOT of liquid – best bet is water. Doctor it up by adding lemon, sliced cucumbers, or mint. But even I have a limit to spruced up water, so this extra hydrating smoothie is a great alternative.
For both the honeydew and cucumber in this recipe, make an extra effort to buy organic. When they are both in season, there is a nice bumper crop AND they have so much more flavor! This is great for a mid-day pick-me-up, a starter course for a summer dinner or simply a liquid lunch.
Honeydew Melon 2 Cups (cut up)
English Cucumber 1 ½ Cups (cut up)
Sheep’s or Goat Yogurt ~ 3 oz.
Limes 1 oz. plus 1 T (juiced)
Fresh Mint 2 Ts (torn up)
6-7 Ice Cubes
NOTE: Choose a smaller, fully ripe organic honeydew if possible. You will hit optimum honeydew flavor and sweetness this way. If this is not possible and you find the honeydew waning, add a few drops of agave syrup to the smoothie to round out the flavors.
Please buy organic whenever possible!
Combine all ingredients in a blender, blend, pour, ENJOY!!