Saffron/Cantaloupe smoothie

October 17, 2014  •  Category:


I brought saffron with me from Dubai. The heat index here in Beirut did not call for a huge biryani.  I had to come-up with something refreshing that would pass muster. The twenty-something that I hang out with are smoothie experts.  They approved.  Inhaled, in fact.

INGREDIENTS: 2 servings

  • 1 cup milk 
  • 1 pinch of saffron
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 small canteloupe (about 2 cups cut-up)
  • 1 banana
  • pistachios, garnish (optional)

infuse milk w:saffron 1. Heat the milk and sprinkle the saffron over it; let it infuse away from heat, then refrigerate for a couple of hours or longer. Place the saffron-flavored milk, the honey, canteloupe, banana in a blender and purée the mixture. Serve cold or with crushed ice if desired. Garnish with chopped pistachios for a Lebanese touch. saffron drink


NOTE: You can substitute almond milk for a vegan version. 


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  1. james says:

    its look tasty i like it

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