When it’s hot outside, there is nothing more refreshing than this Honeydew Smoothie recipe. It’s a delicious and nutritious recipe that is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan, with only three real ingredients.

green honeydew smoothie in a glass with a green flower in front of the glass

Honeydew is a green-fleshed melon that can be either yellow or green on the outside. Like most melons, honeydew is typically harvested in the summertime, and is naturally sweet.

Even though honeydew is high in natural sugars, it is also full of water, electrolytes, and health benefits.

picture of honeydew melon cut in half with the seeds inside

You aren’t believe how easy it is to make this simple Honeydew Smoothie recipe. It is sweet and refreshing, with a nice balance of flavors.

I’ve also included an adaption to make it into a Honeydew Cooler. You only need three ingredients for either version.

As written, this recipe is:

  • dairy-free,
  • gluten-free,
  • vegan, vegetarian, and paleo.
labeled photo of all the ingredients in the honeydew smoothie recipe

Recipe Steps

Step One

Combine your honeydew, cucumber, mint, and ice in the base of a high-speed blender like a Blendtec or a Vitamix.

ingredients for smoothie inside the pitcher of a Vitamix blender

Step Two

Blend on high for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

ingredients in blender ready to be blended

Step Three

Once you’ve blended your honeydew smoothie, then you can serve it right out of the blender. This recipe makes two servings, so you can share it or you can store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

blended green honeydew smoothie in vitamix

Step Four

Or, if you want to take this smoothie recipe to the next level, you can strain the blended ingredients in a fine-mesh strainer and serve it with a shot of chilled sparkling mineral water or naturally-flavored sparkling carbonated water.

I dropped in a few fresh raspberries just to make it pretty.

honeydew cooler with fresh raspberries

Pro Tips

  • Peel the cucumbers before you blend them if you are sensitive to lectins or to the skin of cucumbers.
  • You can easily double or triple this recipe if you are serving more than two people.
  • Use a Blendtec or a Vitamix to ensure that the smoothie gets very creamy and fully blended.

FAQs

Can I use cantaloupe instead of honeydew in this recipe?

Yes, absolutely! The cantaloupe will pair nicely with the mint and cucumber.

Can I leave out the cucumber?

Yes, but I think the cucumber helps balance the sweetness of the melon.

I don’t have a Vitamix. Can I make this in a regular blender?

Yes, you can! It may not be as smooth, but it will still be delicious.

honeydew smoothie served in a glass with striped straws

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Honeydew Smoothie Cooler


Description

When it’s hot outside, there is nothing more refreshing than this Honeydew Smoothie recipe. It’s a delicious and nutritious recipe that is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan, with only three real ingredients.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped honeydew
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cucumber
  • 24 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

Instructions

  1. Combine the honeydew, cucumber, mint, and ice in the base of a high-speed blender.
  2. Process on high for 30-45 seconds, or until the smoothie is completely blended.
  3. Serve immediately, or strain the smoothie through a fine-mesh strainer to serve as a cooler. Top with chilled sparkling mineral water or naturally-flavored carbonated water (I like the Spindrift Lime flavor).

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in a covered glass in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. 
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: honeydew mocktail, how to use honeydew in a smoothie, vegan smoothie recipe

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