Green Smoothie with Melon


Green Smoothie with Melon
How to Pick a Perfect Melon
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Green Smoothie with Melon         
This is the best season for melons in the northern hemisphere. All melons are an excellent source of nutrition. Here are some facts:
Green Smoothie CANTALOUPES are extremely high in Vitamins A and C. A cup of cantaloupe will provide you with 103% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin A and 112% of the daily value for vitamin C. Vitamin A is known to reduce risk of developing cataracts. Vitamin C is critical for good immune function. Vitamin C stimulates white cells to fight infection, directly kills many bacteria and viruses. In addition, cantaloupe also contains high levels of B vitamins, as well as folic acid, and potassium.


HONEYDEW MELON is an excellent source of vitamin C. Melon and a very good source of potassium, copper, and B vitamins (including thiamine, niacin, B6, and pantothenic acid). Honeydew is a great source of folate, which has become well known for its power to prevent birth defects and thus is of great importance to women of childbearing age. Folate is an essential component when cells are dividing rapidly because it carries fragments of proteins. Honeydew melons contain plenty of water, which can keep you hydrated on a hot summer day.
Source: www.nutritiondata.com

I use melons in my smoothies almost every day. Here are three of my favorite recipes.

Half a cantaloupe
2 cups spinach
Blend well, using tamper. If you don’t have a high speed blender, add 1 cup water to this recipe.

One small Galia melon
1 cup cilantro or parsley (packed)
1 peach (optional)
Blend well, using tamper. If you don’t have a high speed blender, add 1 cup water to this recipe.

Half a honeydew melon
1 cup dandelions (packed)
Blend well, using tamper. If you don’t have a high speed blender, add 1 cup water to this recipe.

How to Pick a Perfect Melon
      1) Smell the melon. When melons become ripe they attract all creatures to the feast by emanating a strong sweet smell, in order to help propagate the seeds. Organic melons have a much stronger scent than nonorganic. Find the most aromatic melon for yourself.
      2) Choose the ripest melon you can find. In many European countries, the farmers sell such ripe melons that if you do not eat them in one or two days they collapse. Choose the melon with no green veins or green color in general. Look for lemon or beige color.
      3) Choose a melon that feels heavy for its size.
      4) Check to see if the stem end is moist (good) or moldy (bad).
      5) Melon should be firm but not a rock. If it is soft or has soft spots it’s too far gone. Sponginess is bad.


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