One thing I’ve learned about making smoothies is to never ever be limited by safe choices. In short, think beyond the combinations that you see on the menu of smoothie stalls. What those stalls offer are limited to flavors that are deemed sellable and rarely will they offer anything unfamiliar.
The thing is, it is the audacity to try something unfamiliar that often leads to amazing discoveries. When Speedy said he was going to make a honeydew, kiwi and cucumber smoothie, the combination of two fruits and a vegetable didn’t make me raise an eyebrow. After all, I’ve discovered long ago that cucumber makes a refreshingly delicious juice. And I’ve combined cucumber with fruits myself not too long ago. Yes, combining cucumber with fruits works. And this honeydew, kiwi and cucumber smoothie requires no addition of sugar at all.
- 1/2 honeydew
- 3 kiwis
- 1 cucumber
Cut the honeydew into wedges. Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds and discard. Run a thin knife between the flesh and the skin to separate them. Discard the skin; dice the flesh.
Cut each kiwi into halves, scoop out the flesh and dice. Discard the skins.
Cucumber skin is edible but if you prefer not to include it in your smoothie, use a vegetable peeler to to remove the cucumber skin. Cut the cucumber lengthwise into halves. Using a teaspoon, scoop out the seeds and discard. Dice the flesh.
Combine the diced honeydew, kiwi and cucumber in the pitcher of the blender. Add about half a cup of water (the blender's motor might get overworked if there is no liquid at all) and a few ice cubes. Process until smooth.
More smoothies with unusual combination of ingredients for the rest of the month.