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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cooling Melon Smoothie

GUYS. I will try not to complain about the heat?!?!? But the air here is gray and hazy and rainy and thick and hot and wet and has the habit of making the city disappear halfway up.


Greg g-chatted me on Sunday,
"Can I come over? I am sweaty."
"It's sweaty here too."
"Do you have a blender?"
"Yes, the one I stole back from you."
"Do you have ice?"
"Yesss.....are we making margaritas??"
We didn't make margaritas but these melon smoothies were still good. And we added vodka, so that was better. Supposedly G's brother had made these before so this isn't an original recipe but I'm not sure where it's from, or if we made them exactly the same way. ANDY I KNOW YOU ARE OUT THERE, let me knowww.


Basically what we did was add maybe 2 cups of cubed watermelon and 1 cup of cubed cantaloupe with 1/2 cup ice and 1/2 cup almond milk. BLEND!


Then pour. Pour shot in video form! Try not to get vertigo. Try not to drool all over the smoothie and G both.


**Okay, apparently Andy, G's brother, says you don't need ice - just freeze watermelon cubes and blend with soy or almond milk and mint. PERSONALLY cantaloupe is my favorite melon so I liked this fine, plus with the extra ice it was cooooooling. Also, Andy, start a blog!!
How are you guys dealing with the heat???

31 comments:

  1. There's always room for vodka. :) Here we have been dealing with the heat through iced coffee, hiding inside in the dark, and complaining. Hey, we can all complain about the heat together! OMG THAT HEAT RIGHT. It blows.

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    1. Yes, misery loves company. I would love to hide in a dark place.

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  2. Oh, these look good! Melon & mint sound like a really cooling combo. I'm almost tempted to throw some cucumber into the mix.

    We've been having heat in the 90's in Portland, which is really unusual, and everyone is really whiny about it. Lucky for my I've been working loads of overtime in the air conditioned (freezer status) basement of a hospital, and actually have to wear multiple layers of under my scrubs in order to stay warm. So, I guess the extra work is a blessing in disguise, hidden away from our heat wave. I hope you find ways to stay cool.

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    1. I bet cucumber would be great! Aren't they a kind of melon anyway?
      Ha! I hope you get to change at work so that you don't commute wearing all the layers.

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  3. Ahhhhh I love your video!! It's so nice to hear your voice! The video was so cute and yes, there is always room for vodka!! The heat has been unbearable but for me it's more the humidity that's the problem. My chest and lungs HATE humidity. This drink sounds absolutely delicious and definitely a perfect cooling treat.

    I deal with the heat by bitching about it and hiding in any air conditioned space I can find. ;)

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    1. YES the humidity really does me in. This is no dry heat we're talking about. I used to have bad asthma and would always use a humidifer in the summer at night, I wonder why it's different.
      Good call on how to deal, ha! I should go see a movie just for the air conditioning.

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  4. Mmm, I love the heat, but definitely moreso when it's sunny. I also love watermelon when it's hot - this sounds lurvely.

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    1. I never buy watermelon! But I may start.

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  5. We had two days of heat, but not BAD heat — very pleasant I thought. I want it back. Laloofa and BW were here for our hottest day! They now probably think our weather is very different from how it really is. (I'm wearing a sweatshirt right now.) I make lemonade and drink it from a pint jar to keep cool, but like I said, it's not East Coast heat. People here are wimps and don't know what real heat feels like. (G is extremely good-looking, especially when he smiles. He reads the comments, right?)

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    1. He DOES read the comments and demures but says thank you.
      A sweatshirt might kill me right now. On second thought, I could stand to sweat off a couple pounds.

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  7. I am out here! Cantaloupe seems fine but it's way better and just as cold (possibly colder?) if you freeze watermelon cubes instead of adding ice. Try it next time.

    I am way too busy (lazy) to start a blog but if I did I would just cook through Chloe's Kitchen. Hrmmm.

    Did G show you the pic I sent of the babka Maritza made?

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    1. HIIII. I will try that next time and all times. People love when you cook through a cookbook! You'll be the next Julie and Julia.
      And YES that babka looked incredible. maritza may put Greg out of a job.

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  8. Oh, why oh why, won't Andy start a blog?! We are all to busy to blog, but we do it anyway, am I right?

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    1. Well, he does have a new baby to take care of, I GUESS. But that's no excuse! (Or maybe it is.)

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  9. You asked. THIS is how I cope, by continually reciting:

    Hot town, summer in the city
    Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
    Been down, isn't it a pity
    Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city

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  10. how refreshing!! wow thats perfect for a hot day! and i love the color too! gotta love nyc in the summer!

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    1. Isn't the color gorgeous? Almost like a sunset.

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  11. This looks and sounds very refreshing. I've not thought to mix melons in my smoothies but they would be good since so many are in season right now.

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    1. They are all over in season! I remember last year I bought like 4 melons at once because they were on sale... I wish I'd known about this then because I had a hard time using them up, haha.

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  12. These sound and look delicious, and I loved the video! I hope it was everything Greg expected it to be! Ha ha!

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    1. They were delicious! They might be better, as Andy says, just with frozen fruit. But I liked that it was a little more liquidy.

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  13. First of all, there's ALWAYS room for vodka! Second, I'm trying not to get crazy about the milk/fruit mixture; am I the only one in the universe that can't get past this? I've got plenty of frozen watermelon (my dad buys ten pound melons for 89 ever since he realized she likes it, not realizing she only weighs 11), but I'll have to get me some cantaloupe too...

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    1. Yeah, I always thought milk + fruit was a little weird at first too, but it's not bad at all. We almost added orange juice too but thought it might curdle.
      Ha! I picture 89 like the snake that eats the elephant in The Little Prince - with an entire watermelon outline in her little belly!

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  14. Why is it STILL SO HOT?!?
    I love this recipe! I'm a big fan of frozen watermelon in smoothies but this mix sounds even better with cantelope too.
    I deal with the heat by taking multiple chilly showers a day, and having vegan ice cream, gazpacho, smoothies and frozen adult beverages as often as possible.
    Ttrockwood

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    1. I don't know!! make it stop!
      I am not the biggest fan of ice cream but I think I'm about ready for it now.

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  15. With you all the way on the cantaloupe (and the vodka, but that's a different matter). Once they learn to cross breed with it with a mango, the perfect fruit may result. Once they cross breed that with vodka, we're laughing

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    1. That would be incredible. An alcoholic fruit.

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  16. Last summer (was that last summer? it's all a blur.), I vowed to never return to NYC until it's cardigan weather. It's not that it's any hotter than the south; it's just all the pavement and buildings and grime and people and walking mixed in with it. I want to live in NYC so I can walk everywhere, but then again, sometimes I do love my car AC.

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