Calm Inflammation with this Cooling Cucamelon-Kiwi Smoothie
Founder, Green Body Mojo
This is one of my most favourite smoothie recipes
Cucamelons are miniature melons that have a zingy, fresh taste and feel cooling for the body.
Native to Mexico and Central America, they are most commonly used in salsa or to make exotic looking salads. Although they originate in a hot climate, they do extremely well in cooler conditions.
A Kitchen Garden Keeper
Easily planted in a pot or tub, they are prolific growers. Due to the small size of the fruit, you don’t have to wait long for them be ready to eat and can continue to pick them throughout their growing period.
If you’re into kitchen gardens, they’re well worth a go; not least for their cute and unusual look!
I found that cucamelons pair really well with kiwi. Rich in Vitamin C, kiwi’s have powerful antioxidant properties for fighting free radical damage caused by stress.
Kiwi also contains a protein-dissolving enzyme called actinidain that helps aid digestion.
- 1 Kiwi
- Small handful of Cucamelons (OR 3-4 inch piece of cucumber + squeeze of lime juice)
- 1 Banana
- 3-4 inch piece of Courgette/Zucchini
- 1-2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1-2 tsp Maca Powder
- Small scoop of crushed ice OR filtered water
- Optional: Steel Cut Oats (if you want to use as breakfast or mini-meal)
You don’t need to peel the cucamelons or courgette. Chuck all ingredients into a smoothie maker and blend.
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