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White Lotus Flower Tropical Fruit Drink Recipe

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White Lotus Flower

White Lotus Flower (served in a martini glass garnished with star fruit)

D.Schmidt
Served at 5-star spas and resorts in Thailand, this tropical drink is named after the flower of enlightenment, and when you try it you'll agree it is pure serenity. A beautiful tropical drink to make and to serve, and it tastes incredible. Made with fresh star fruit and honeydew melon, this tropical drink recipe is healthy, refreshing, and energizing. And you don't need a juicer to make it - just a blender (I actually made mine with my food processor). Perfect for serving any time of day or night, from breakfast to lunch to an afternoon or evening drink. ENJOY!

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

  • SERVES 4-5
  • 1 cup fresh star fruit (seeds removed)
  • 2 cup honeydew melon
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. palm sugar OR brown sugar
  • 1 cup good-quality coconut milk
  • 1 cup plain, good-tasting soy milk (I used "Soy Dream")
  • Garnish: star fruit slices and/or honeydew slices, plus a few ice cubes

Preparation:

For more about star fruit, see: Buying and Preparing Fresh Star Fruit.

  1. Place the star fruit and melon in a blender or food processor together with the lime juice and brown sugar. Blitz to create a fresh fruit puree.
  2. Now add the coconut milk and soy milk and blitz again.
  3. Taste test for sweetness, adding more sugar if you prefer.
  4. Pour into glasses with or without ice cubes. Add a slice of star fruit or melon, and enjoy this healthy tropical wonder!

To make this drink alcholic: A little coconut liqueur works very well with this drink.

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