Gingered Melon & Cucumber Quencher Recipe | Abel & Cole
Gingered Melon & Cucumber Quencher
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Prep:10 mins
A refreshing, fruity kick start to your morning – or afternoon – spiked with a fiery hit of ginger and a zingy squeeze of lemon to get your motor running at any time of day.
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53 kcal
(per portion)
Ingredients you'll need
  • ½ melon
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 short cucumber
  • A thumb of ginger
  • 1 lemon
From your kitchen
  • A few ice cubes
  • 250ml cold water
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Halve the melon and scoop the seeds out from 1 half. Scoop the flesh out from that half and add it to the blender. Roughly chop the cucumber and the celery sticks and add them too.

  • 2.

    Slice the skin from the lemon. Roughly chop the lemon flesh and add to the blender. Peel and grate the ginger into the blender. Tip in a few ice cubes and trickle in 250ml water. Whizz together till smooth and serve.

  • Tip

    Small but mighty
    You'll need a large blender to make this smoothie. If yours is a little smaller, blitz the melon and celery with half the water and pour it into a jug. Then blitz the cucumber, lemon and ginger with the rest of the water. Stir into the melon smoothie and serve.

  • Tip

    Extra, extra
    You can use all the melon in this smoothie if you like (and have a really big blender) or use it in a refreshing salad with chopped tomatoes, sliced spring onions, chopped mint and coriander and a vinegar and olive oil dressing.

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