Recipe

Mint Melon and Cucumber Smoothie

Mint Melon and Cucumber Smoothie
Mint Melon and Cucumber Smoothie

The popular combination of cucumber and melon is paired with Marrakesh Mint Tea for a cool and refreshing smoothie. Drink this healthy beverage to help consume extra servings of fruit and vegetables or simply to enjoy a sweet, hydrating drink.

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Ingredients

From The Spice & Tea Exchange®
2 TBS Marrakesh Mint Tea (contains caffeine) 
¼ cup Lemon Sugar 

From the Grocer
3 cups honeydew melon, chopped
1¼ cups English cucumber, peeled & chopped + 4 slices for garnish
16 fresh mint leaves
3 TBS fresh lime juice
3 TBS light agave nectar or honey

Preparation

BRING 1 cup of filtered water to a boil. Remove from heat and let sit 1 min.
ADD 2 TBS Marrakesh Mint Tea and steep for 3 mins.
STRAIN liquid through a fine mesh strainer to remove tea leaves and sediment. Discard used tea leaves.
PLACE tea liquid in refrigerator until chilled.
COMBINE chilled tea, melon, cucumber, mint leaves, lime juice, and 1 TBS agave or honey into a blender and puree until smooth.
PLACE 2 TBS agave nectar in a small shallow dish. Pour Lemon Sugar into a separate dish. Dip rim of glass in agave nectar, then dip and twist the rim into the sugar to coat.
POUR smoothie carefully into glasses, filling just below the sugared rim.

Serving Suggestion:
CUT a slit halfway through cucumber slices and place one on the rim of each glass. 

Yield: 3-4 glasses
Total Time: 33 mins
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 3 mins