Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cucumber Honeydew Bliss

Say hello to my new favorite post-workout treat!
I stumbled upon this deliciousness while I was making Cucumber Honeydew Granita-- so this post is a double treat!  Here's my recipe:


almost 2 cups of chopped peeled + seeded cucumber
almost 3 cups of honeydew chunks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
juice from 1 lemon
handful of mint leaves
cottage cheese
berries-- blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are best!

Puree all ingredients in a food processor or blender.  Pour mixture into a fine sieve and use the back of a spoon to gently speed the process along.  Don't press too hard and push the solids through the sieve.   Save your solids.  Taste your strained liquid and possibly add a little extra sugar, salt, or lemon juice to your liking.  Pour this mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze for several hours.

For the granita: 

Take a few ice cubes and blend them with a food processor or blender.  Serve with a sprig of fresh mint and some berries.

For Ashley's After-Workout Delight:

Add a spoonful or two of saved cucumber/honeydew solids to a bowl of cottage cheese.  Toss in a handful of berries-- blueberries or blackberries are a great choice.  I am in love with this salty/sweet/creamy combo.  Oh yeah... After a really sweaty workout, I like to add a half scoop of protein powder to the cottage cheese.

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