Back in 1983, I arrived in Japan which, despite Styx’s Mr. Roboto playing constantly on the airwaves, was a country still largely mysterious to many Westerners. The exchange rate was still favourable at about 240 Yen to the US Dollar and it was a great time and place for a young man to explore.
One of the initial discoveries, was of the “It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it,” variety: McDonald’s. There were the familiar items – good old Big Mac, and fries, but there were some odd choices too. One of these was Melon Milk Shake. It is this flavour of my past, I have tried to replicate in a relatively low-cal smoothie.
- Rice Milk 300-330 ml
- Melon 1 cup (cantaloupe and/or honeydew) made into melon balls
- Stevia 1 rounded tsp
- Ice 1 cup
Cut melon and remove seeds. Using a melon-baller or small scoop make enough balls to fill a cup measure. Place ice into a blender and add the melon and rice milk. Blitz for 30 seconds, then add sweetener and continue to blend until smooth. Serve in large glass. Makes 2 servings.