Honeydew Smoothie

This frothy honeydew smoothie is ultra refreshing and full of flavor! Melon, pineapple, Greek yogurt and vanilla combine to make a delicate hydrating drink.

Honeydew smoothie

Here’s one of the most refreshing smoothies we’ve had: a honeydew smoothie! Honeydew melon is an uncommon ingredient when it comes to smoothies, but this recipe will make you an instant fan. It has a beautiful delicately sweet flavor and a frothy texture. It’s hydrating and healthy: and the melon flavor really does shine! Accentuated with a hint of honey and vanilla, it’s super sippable. Alex and I couldn’t stop drinking it. Here’s all about how to make it!

What’s in this honeydew smoothie?

This honeydew smoothie has just a handful of healthy ingredients that come together into a hydrating drink. Of course, the star of the show is honeydew melon! Alex and I don’t often buy it, but Alex grabbed one the other day on a whim. After we’d eaten a bunch of it, we needed an idea for the leftovers. Enter: the smoothie! Here’s what to blend up:

  • Ripe honeydew melon: you’ll use about 1/2 large
  • Frozen pineapple: this brings an icy element and helps to thicken the melon
  • Greek yogurt for creaminess; see vegan variations below
  • Honey or maple syrup to enhance the sweetness
  • Vanilla brings just the right nuance
Honeydew smoothie

A note on the texture: it’s frothy, not thick!

Smoothies with melon (like our Watermelon Smoothie) generally have a looser texture because melon is becomes thin when it’s blended. Of course, you could freeze melon to get a thicker texture: but who has the time to do that?

This honeydew smoothie turns out more frothy than thick and icy. But it’s a fantastic texture and has just the right amount of body! In this recipe, the frozen pineapple helps to thicken a bit while still letting the melon shine through.

Honeydew smoothie variations

You can mix it up to customize this honeydew smoothie! Here are a few variations we thought of (of course, you can get creative!):

  • Vegan variation: Use coconut milk or your favorite brand of vegan yogurt in place of Greek yogurt, and maple syrup in place of honey.
  • Honeydew mint smoothie: Add a few leaves of fresh mint to the body of the smoothie: it will add herbaceous flavor and a more vibrant green color.
  • Honeydew cucumber smoothie: Add a few slices of peeled cucumber for a spa-like vibe.
Honeydew melon

Is honeydew melon healthy?

Yes! Honeydew melon boasts a host of health benefits. After researching these, I’m ready to drink more of these honeydew smoothies in my everyday! Here are some highlights (source):

  • It’s full of water and electrolytes. In order to properly hydrate, your body needs not just water but electrolytes too. Honeydew melon is about 90% water and contains electrolytes, such as potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium.
  • It’s full of Vitamin C, which can enhance skin health. Eating honeydew melon may support healthy skin due to its high vitamin C content.
Honeydew smoothie

This honeydew smoothie recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, plant-based and dairy-free, follow the modifications in the recipe below.

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Honeydew smoothie

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

This frothy honeydew smoothie is ultra refreshing and full of flavor! Melon, pineapple, Greek yogurt and vanilla combine to make a delicate hydrating drink.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 large honeydew melon (5 cups diced)
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt (or coconut milk or vegan yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple (4 chunks)
  • 1 teaspoon honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • Garnish: mint leaves (or add them to the smoothie, too!)

Instructions

  1. Dice the honeydew melon. Place it in a blender and blend for a few seconds until combined.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until a pale green smoothie forms.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothie

Keywords: Honeydew Smoothie

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Last updated: May 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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