Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Canary Melon and Banana Fruit Smoothie

Finally I am posting a new fruit for SWOL challenge #2.  The recipe I decided to try is Canary Melon and Banana Fruit Smoothie.  This challenge is complete several weeks late but I've finally found the opportunity to try my Canary melon.  I was able to enjoy it after finishing my 3x run this morning.  

1 - Juan Canary Melon, ripe
3-4 Bananas, ripe
4 tbsp. Ground Flax Seed (modified for ingredients I have on hand)
12 oz. Ice

This recipe makes approximately four 12-oz. glasses of fruit smoothie. If you wish to make a smaller amount, cut the recipe in half. If the melon is small and the volume in the blender container is less that you desire, the volume can be extended by adding additional bananas and/or ice.

Begin by washing the Juan Canary melon. Cut it in half. (If you are using a high speed blender such as a Vita-Mix, scoop the seeds into the blender container. If you do not have a high speed blender, discard the seeds.)

Cut the melon into strips.  Cut off the rind from each strip, and add the melon flesh to the blender container.

Add the flax seed to the melon in the container.

Peel the bananas and add the bananas to the blender container.

Add the ice, cover the container, and run the blender at high speed until the contents are creamy smooth, using the tamper as required.

Serve and enjoy!

Canary Melon, Bananas and Ground Flax Seed

Sliced Canary Melon

Ready for the Blender

Canary Melon Banana Smoothie

The perfect post run drink!
 Honestly I'd like to find a way to make it a bit sweeter but it wasn't bad and it certainly was packed full of goodness! 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy!

    I just found you through Distance Dreamers - I graduated from WSU and I WISH I were running there - it's so gorgeous!