Melon-Ginger Smoothie

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From: EatingWell Magazine Summer 2003

Spiked 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.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 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

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

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 132 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 3 g fiber; 34 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 24 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 28 g sugars; 96 IU vitamin A; 56 mg vitamin C; 27 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 29 mg sodium; 418 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 fruit

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