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Creamy Cantaloupe Smoothie

15 Comments 04 April 2012

Creamy Cantaloupe Smoothie

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

by Heather

Ingredients:

  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 1/4 c. cilantro leaves
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Directions:

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.

Serves 1

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.)

Readers, dish!

  • Have you ever tried single fruit smoothies?
  • What’s your favorite way to enjoy cantaloupe?
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15 Comments so far

  1. Janna says:

    Another one that is a favorite amoung myself and kids, is 1 whole banana, 1 cup frozen strawberries, and 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice (not from concentrate (we often use freshly juiced apple juice)), blend and AWESOME! Sometimes we sdwitch the apple juice for freshly juiced carrot juice too.

    • Heather says:

      Janna, that sounds delicious! There’s nothing in a can, jar, or box that comes close to the flavor when you juice your own fruits. I’m trying your apple, strawberry, banana smoothie!

  2. Sound amazing! i can’t imagine the taste with cilantro but I for sure will try it! THanks!

    • Heather says:

      I LOVE cilantro, and in this smoothie there’s just a light essence of it. If you aren’t a fan, leave it out and let the cantaloupe alone take you to fruit smoothie heaven! :)

  3. Wow… only three ingredients, and still creamy without dairy or nut milk?! Can’t wait to try this as I have a smoothie obsession. I’m pinning too! :)

  4. That looks really good. I love smoothies and this one sounds like righ up my alley :) Great recipe

  5. I love the idea heather. What a great idea to add cilantro. I’m absolutely going to try this.

  6. A cantaloupe smoothie sounds so cool and refreshing. I wish those cantaloupes at the grocery today had looked good or I would be having this for breakfast!

  7. Amber says:

    Hi Heather,

    This looks so awesome! So creative. My kids would go nuts for this smoothie!!

    Thank you for sharing your recipe with us last week on AFW! Be sure to check back this week for reader favorites and hostess picks.

    Be Well,
    –Amber & AFW Hostesses

  8. Cintia Bock says:

    This looks amazing! I’ll definitely try it. One of my favorite cantaloupe combinations is cantaloupe blended with frozen strawberries, perfect for a hot Summer day. Thank you for the recipe!


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