Luscious and in season, melons and zucchini are bountiful right now. Growing season is relatively short in Ottawa so I cherish this time of year when I get to juice fresh and locally grown goodies. I am especially loving all the fresh zucchini and am adding it to everything I make these days: pasta, casseroles, salads, muffins, smoothies and juice! Zucchini has a wonderfully gentle, easy green flavour that twists into an appealing, fresh drink when blended with a slightly sweet fruit, like a canary melon. Zucchini and melons are ideal for juicing with their high water content and soft texture. Such a bonus that they taste luscious together!
Nutritionally, both zucchini and canary melon contain an array of vitamins, including A and C, which support your eye health and immune system. My focus is always on nutrition and I never count calories, but I can’t help but cautiously note that both zucchini and canary melon are really low in calories. The low caloric value makes this light juice a perfect accompaniment to a meal since it won’t fill you up. In general though, I don’t place importance on calories because when your body is thriving and well-nourished, calories are simply irrelevant.
RECIPE FOR ONE SERVING OF LUSCIOUS GREEN:
Wash the zucchini well and leave its skin on. Peel the melon and scoop out the seeds. Chop your produce to the right size and juice it up!