Melon-Ginger Smoothie

melonSpiked with ginger, this smoothie is guaranteed to perk you up after a long bike ride or make a nice starter to a summer meal on the deck. For a more aromatic variation, use a cantaloupe instead of a honeydew melon.

2 servings, 1 cup each | Active Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped honeydew melon
  • 1/3 cup chopped peeled kiwi, (1 large)
  • 1/2 ripe banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup white grape juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger juice, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/3 cup lemon sorbet
  • 1/2 cup ice

Preparation

  1. Place ingredients in the order listed in a blender. Pulse three times to chop the fruit, then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving : 136 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 34 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 28 mg Sodium; 408 mg Potassium

2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 fruit

Tips & Notes

  • Ingredient Note: Bottled ginger juice is available in most health-food stores and gourmet markets—or make your own by squeezing chopped fresh ginger through a garlic press or piece of cheesecloth.

Article courtesy of www.www.eatingwell.com