Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Honeydew Melon Batido (Smoothie)

When visiting Costa Rica, one of my favorite lunchtimes treats are batidos, essentially fruit smoothies either blended with milk or with water. Most casual restaurants will have a variety of about 5 or more batidos, made to order. They are usually about a quarter of the price of a "Jamba" here in the U.S.- and much, much better!

Here is my recipe for a Honeydew Batido, inspired by the delicious ones I have had in Costa Rica:

Fill a blender about 3/4 full with chunks of ripe organic honeydew melon. Add about 8 ice cubes, a heaping tablespoon of local honey, and about 1/2 cup of organic plain yogurt. Blend and serve!