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« on: February 25, 2013 12:03:09 PM »

This time of year my allergies make me feel terrible so I am always looking for ways to soothe my achy sinuses and sore throat. This cucumber melon soup with fresh mint and basil was even more pain relieving, delicious, and refreshing than I thought it would be! I just put peeled cucumber, cantaloupe, fresh mint leaves, fresh basil leaves, and agave nectar in a blender with some ice and blended it until it was smooth. If you make this yourself don't be shy with the mint and basil they aromatic qualities are very nice and soothing if you are generous with them. Also, the agave nectar is great to add a healing texture to the mix but it also adds a lot of sugar, so I put three to four table spoons plus some splenda packets to make it sweet enough, but if you don't have a problem with sugar you may want to add more agave nectar. This was super tasty and it would be great for a summer brunch or appetizer, or even a refreshing smoothie on the go. I really enjoyed eating it as a soup though, because it is easier to taste all of the flavors and take the time to let it soothe my sinuses eating it one spoonful at a time.

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013 01:08:49 PM »

I agree, it sounds like a great smoothie, too.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013 10:20:21 AM »

Oh yum, this looks like the perfect summer soup!
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013 10:48:41 AM »

Can sure use this today! My sinuses are packed tighter than Shemar Moore's abs! Going to give it a try. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013 10:12:12 PM »

Sounds delicious! And I love the way you served it! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013 05:58:31 AM »

This sounds like something I need right now too... my poor throat and nose are super angry right now from all the snow mold.  Thanks for sharing the recipe!   
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2014 05:15:25 AM »

Congratulations, TechnicolorAquahearts!
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014 07:56:00 PM »

Congrats on the feature! This would be so good right about now. Springtime allergies... grrr!
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