Halloween pumpkin melon smoothie

October 30, 2008 4:58:51 PM PDT
Elaina Kroll from Dulcinea Farms shares a nutritious drink recipe for a Halloween pumpkin melon smoothie.

Halloween Pumpkin Melon Smoothie Recipe:
Yield: Approximately 8 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
1 Dulcinea Extra Sweet Tuscan Style Cantaloupe
4 cups Frozen vanilla yogurt
¼ cup Milk
6 Tbsp. Pumpkin purée, canned
½ tsp. Cinnamon, ground
½ tsp. Nutmeg, ground
1/3 cup Honey
garnish Dulcinea Extra Sweet Tuscan Style Cantaloupe, peeled, sliced into thin wedges
garnish Corn candy, optional
4, 8" long licorice sticks, optional garnish

Preparation:
Cut and seed the Dulcinea Extra Sweet Tuscan Style Cantaloupe. Remove the peel. Reserve ¼ of the melon for garnish if using. Dice the remaining fruit and place in blender. Add the frozen vanilla yogurt, milk and pumpkin purée. Purée the mixture on high speed until smooth. Add the spices and honey, and blend to mix well. Taste and adjust the spices if needed. Pour smoothie into chilled glasses and top with corn candy pieces or place a licorice "swizzle" stick in the glass. Sprinkle the top of each Smoothie with additional ground nutmeg and serve very cold, garnished with a slice of melon laid across the top of each glass.

Tips and Serving Suggestions:
Other autumn spices such as clove and allspice can be used in lieu of the cinnamon and nutmeg. Make a thicker Smoothie by adding additional vanilla yogurt. You can substitute ice cream for the frozen yogurt, creating a very decadent Smoothie-Malt.

About Dulcinea Farms:
Dulcinea Farms started by asking what qualities were most important to you. We searched and found the perfect seed; the best growers and grew the best quality produce to bring you fruit of legendary perfection. Our passion for perfection provides you with the most unique, best tasting produce Mother Nature has to offer. The Dulcinea difference stems from strict growing practices and harvesting fruit at its peak to ensure you get the quality you deserve. We've all become accustomed to produce that looks good yet tastes less than how it should. This provided us the inspiration to go back to the basics. The result is a company focused on the goal of providing the ultimate eating experience.
Website: www.dulcinea.com

About Elaina Kroll:
As a spokesperson for premium produce company Dulcinea Farms, Chef Elaina Kroll develops healthy and family-friendly recipes that taste good and are good for you. Her quick and simple dishes make it easier to eat healthy produce year-round.


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