1 – 1 1/2 cups (about a quarter of a 4 lb. melon) of cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon puree (directions on how to puree below)
1/4 inch slice fresh ginger, grated
1 – 2 teaspoons honey
1-2 teaspoons plain low-fat yogurt
Plain or flavored sparkling water (to top off each glass)
3 ice cubes
Shredded lime peel (optional)
*Frozen Melon Drink Skewers (use as garnish: recipe below)
In blender container combine melon puree, ice cubes, ginger, a teaspoon or two of yogurt, and honey. Blend just until mixture is frothy and smooth. Pour into serving glass. Add additional honey to adjust sweetness. Stir in lime peel to taste if desired. Add sparkling water to fill glass. Serve with Frozen Melon Drink Skewers (directions below). Serve immediately.
*Frozen Melon Drink Skewers
Cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermeloon
Using a small melon baller, scoop cantaloupe, honeydew, or watermelon into balls. Or use a knife to cut melons into cubes or 1/2-inch-thick wedges. Thread melon balls and wedges onto wooden skewers. Arrange on parchment-or waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 2 to 4 hour or until firm.
*To Puree Melon:
Coarsely chop melon and transfer to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. If needed, stop motor and press fruit down into blades with rubber spatula or spoon and continue to blend until smooth.