From the Blender: Melon-Mint Smoothie

Juice and Smoothie Recipes

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[Photo: Maggie Hoffman]

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For me, melon with a squeeze of lime is the perfect way to start the morning: mellow and sweet, brightened up by the tart lime. A dish of yogurt alongside and I'm good to go. It's the kind of breakfast that satisfies a craving for sugar without the pastry-weight that'll have you crawling back into bed.

This smoothie captures those flavors in drinkable form, bringing cantaloupe together with a little lime juice, yogurt, and fresh mint. When we get to summer you won't need to sweeten this combination much; for now, have your honey on hand and adjust to taste depending on the ripeness of your cantaloupe.

Many smoothies need added liquid, but because cantaloupe is so juice, this one thins out fine without including any. You might need to scrape down the sides of your blender once to get it all mixed up, depending on the strength and speed of your machine.

About the Author: Maggie Hoffman is a Senior Editor at Serious Eats, based in San Francisco. She founded Serious Eats: Drinks in 2011. You can follow her on Twitter @maggiejane.