Muskmelon Strawberry Smoothie

“Kharbooje ko dekh kar Karbooja rang badalta hai”, Jitni garmi utna meetha Kharbooja, Kharbooje ke baad don’t drink water, these are just a few of tag lines that do rounds every summer season. My entire childhood I remember every summer season my grandfather used to take me to vegetable market, taught me how to sniff out the sweetest muskmelon, “Sniff out” yes that’s how one eventually gets the whiff of distinctive sweetness of the muskmelon from the twig end. After bringing it home granny used to wrap it in either a towel or wet sack and kept it under the earthen pot overnight. I used to eagerly wait for the lunch because its only then the muskmelon used to be served, Ohh the sweet juicy taste, Mangoes are super delicious but for me nothing beats the light refreshing taste of muskmelon.
Temperature here is soaring and no respite from Heatwave in sight. Schools are still running and summer vacation yet to start. Travelling from school in such high temperature , even if a kid is hungry, just wouldn’t like to eat anything solid properly. Twinkle toes comes back at 2:30 pm, light lunch followed by Wall-E and goofing around, she needs her “Mumma Tummy thoda sa empty” meal pretty soon. This smoothie came to my rescue. It has Muskmelon, strawberry and banana. Ask her or her father to eat any of the fruit apart from banana its a big NO, their fruit dictionary starts and ends on banana. Smoothies and fruit cream are my only way to give them disguised fruit servings (shhh). I’ve used frozen strawberries here as it gives a better result. Twinkle toes did come back few times for her sip from red straw carefully weighing her options so that mummy doesn’t make her finish the glass

Preparation time – 5 min
Cooking time – 2 min

Muskmelon- 1 cup
Strawberries- 200g if frozen / 8 if fresh
Really ripe banana –

Method – Blend all, and enjoy.

Published by Richa Bhargava Mitra

A food enthusiast who finds cooking a stress buster. A core Rajasthani married to a Bengali, my kitchen is always happily churning out dishes covering both the states as well as many other experiments including all things sweet :) Baking has never been a part of my growing years and messing around in the kitchen schedule. Primarily because baking without egg never seemed like an option...why ? Well this goes wayyy back. I am a Bhargava who are strictly vegetarians by choice and religion. Hence no onion, garlic , eggs etc can even enter the house..forget the kitchen. But growing years of every generation had their share of baked goodies which always had eggs. My Grandfather ( Mother's father) used to assist in a bakery during his college days in Rawalpindi..this was before India's independence and hence all the bakeries etc were British. My grampa still swears by the taste of all the amazing patisseries and almond milk etc. My mother had her share during her Convent school days and so did I. For my father there was a twist, by the time he grew up his mother had allowed onion and eggs in kitchen ....yippeee. But then eventually every one grows up and the religion factor comes into the picture. Hence till date at my Mother's place no onion in the kitchen. But i married a bengali who was nowhere near to be a vegetarian. So after many... failed, not so successful, will do, oohh good, disaster, can you keep the taste consistent, too much salt and loads of patience i have finally managed to start cooking the way dishes are supposed to be. Hence my blog focuses on baked goodies, vegetarian Bhargava food and Bengali food that i have learned from my husband and In laws. Not to miss the name SweetJaw as i cannot stay away from sweet ..not in any form but i guess cakes, cookies, tarts, pastries, Indian sweets in fact any things that is either baked, deep fried, and has chocolate , icing sugar is bound be the best. So my blog's name is shamelessly SweetJaw

18 thoughts on “Muskmelon Strawberry Smoothie

  1. Looks so cool, colourful and delicious. Perfect, soothing smoothie in this scorching heat. Thanks for sharing. Your childhood memories and the trick to get your family eat the fruits are also very interesting.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Mousumi, glad you liked the post❤️. I guess our childhood was more simple than that of our kids generation,at least some narratives to them might help them connect the dots and stay connected with some old ways🙂

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      1. I absolutely agree Richa , our childhood was much more simple and carefree. The summer vaccations, cousins, grand parents and all the masti. It has somewhat got lost in the interpretation, it is indeed the missing link, they must know about. Your post was one of them. I really enjoyed it.❤❤❤

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