Breakfast Basics: Cucumber-Melon Breakfast Cooler, So Refreshing!

/ Thursday, June 27, 2013

Good morning! Remember when I shared my at-home breakfast plan with you? The goal was to entice myself with yummy smoothies so I'd eat breakfast at home before work (instead of leftover turkey and pumpkin pie in the test kitchen). Welp, if you're wondering how it's going, here's a recipe for the Cucumber-Melon Breakfast Cooler I whizzed up this morning. This is not green juice. Instead it's a super-simple mixture of cucumber, honeydew, lime juice and a little sweetness (all of my faves)! Here's how you make it...

2 cups sliced English cucumber (skin on)
2 to 3 cups cubed honeydew melon
2 cups ice
1/4 cup water
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons simple syrup

Put the cucumber, honeydew, ice, water, lime juice and simple syrup in a blender and blend until smooth. Divide among chilled glasses. 

Note! If you’d like your drink a little sweeter, replace the water with store-bought lemonade.

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