One lesson that I’ve learned from eating raw foods is that pure food is insanely delicious, and of course incredibly good for you. You don’t need a list of 15 different ingredients to make a meal to remember. Sometimes you just need three, two, or even one.
One of my favorite single ingredient meals is “cantaloupe mylk” made by pureeing the fruit of a single cantaloupe. Heaven!!!
I’ve added two other ingredients, layering the tastes to create a new favorite smoothie.
Toss the fruit of an entire cantaloupe, the juice of half of a lemon, and 1/4 cup of cilantro leaves into the Vitamix, and blend until creamy.
And that’s it! No dairy, nut milks, juices, just the perfect juice from whole fruits and few leaves.
You seriously won’t believe how thick, smooth, and creamy this energizing smoothie is until you take the first sip. I guarantee, you will be an instant fan.
Creamy Cantaloupe Smoothie
- 1 cantaloupe
- 1/4 c. cilantro leaves
- juice of 1/2 lemon
1. Halve the cantaloupe and remove the seeds. Scoop the fruit into a Vitamix or blender.
2. Remove the cilantro leaves from the stem, and pack them into a 1/4 measuring cup. Add leaves to the Vitamix.
3. Juice 1/2 of a lemon and add the juice to the Vitamix.
4. Blend on high until creamy.
Not convinced yet? Cantaloupe is an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. The beta-carotene/Vitamin A concentration is incredible for vision health and cancer prevention. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is well known for it’s immune system benefits, and just one cup of cantaloupe provides 98% of the daily recommendations for Vitamin C. Cantaloupe a good source of potassium, fiber, and B Complex Vitamins. But what about all of that sugar in a whole cantaloupe? Because of the fiber in the cantaloupe, the sugars are processed gradually, leaving the our blood sugar even.
So rock the melon! (Did you know that cantaloupe is also known as rockmelon? Hee hee.)
- Have you ever tried single fruit smoothies?
- What’s your favorite way to enjoy cantaloupe?
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