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The Summer Smoothie: Muskmelon Milkshake

Updated on April 10, 2017

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Muskmelon

Muskmelon, scientifically named as Cucumus melo, is a tender, heat-loving vegetable. It has been developed into different cultivable varieties. It has smooth skinned forms such as honeydew, crenshaw and casaba, and different netted varieties like cantaloupe, Persian melon and Santa Claus or Christmas melon. Most varieties of the muskmelon have a musk smell; thus the name muskmelon. Muskmelon originated in Persia and its adjacent areas in the east and west. It is a tremendously re-hydrating fruit. In India we mostly find the netted varieties and Cantaloupe is the common one. Its high water content helps to make up for body's fluid loss through perspiration. Cantaloupe contains decent dose of dietary fibers and its yellow-orange colored flesh is a source of beta-carotene. It contains folic acid, potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C. Regular consumption of muskmelon gives healthy and younger looking skin. This fruit helps in treating high blood pressure and is also great for menstruating women as it helps reducing heavy flow and clots.

Nutrition Fact

Cantaloupe

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 34
 
 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g
 
0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g
 
 
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
 
 
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
 
 
Cholesterol 0 mg
 
0%
Sodium 16 mg
 
0%
Potassium 267 mg
 
7%
Total Carbohydrate 8 g
 
2%
Dietary fiber 0.9 g
 
3%
Sugar 8 g
 
 
Protein 0.8 g
 
1%
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Vitamin A  
67%  
Vitamin C  
61%  
Calcium
0%
Iron
1%
Vitamin D
0%
Vitamin B-6
5%
Vitamin B-12
0%
Magnesium
3%

*Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients Needed

Muskmelon - one

Sugar - 3 teaspoons

Milk - 500 ml

Ice - 2 cubes

Raisins - to garnish

Mint leaves - to garnish

Recipe Instructions

Peel a muskmelon and cut it into halves. Discard the seeds. Chop it into medium sized pieces. Now, put the pieces into a blending container. Add 3 teaspoons of sugar (you can replace it with honey), a cup of chilled milk and blend the mixture. Pour it in a glass and add two cubes of ice. Yummy muskmelon milkshake is ready. I love this drink as it has a wonderful aroma and it actually quenches your hunger without much calories.

Top it with one or two raisins and decorate with mint leaves. Have or serve a glass full of health.

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      Poca 3 years ago from Hubpages, My World

      i love this melon, usually eat it raw.

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      Soumya Mukherjee 3 years ago from India

      Yeah..I like it raw too but people who don't like it can have it as a smoothie

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