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Blender Girl’s Basil Melon Mania

blender girl basil melon mania cropPhotographs copyright © 2014 by Erin Kunkel

By Tess Masters

This delicious digestive is also an arthritis ace. The honeydew’s water-to-potassium ratio and the basil’s vitamin K lowers blood pressure, aid muscle and nerve function, and calm the body. The basil eases cramps and bloating, adds anti-inflammatory power, inhibits bacterial growth, and reduces radiation damage.

Read our review of Tess Master’s new book The Blender Girl Smoothies in the Summer 2015 issue of Allergic Living.

Makes 2 servings
Free of: Gluten and all top allergens.


  • 4 cups (680g) chopped and chilled ripe honeydew melon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 small avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 10 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste
  • Pinch of natural salt
  • 1 1⁄2 cups (190g) ice cubes

Optional Boosters

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon wheatgrass powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed oil


  1. Throw all of the ingredients (except the ice cubes) into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth.
  2. Add the ice cubes and blast for 10 to 20 seconds more, until well combined.

Reprinted with permission from The Blender Girl Smoothies, by Tess Masters, copyright © 2014, 2015, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

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