This Cantaloupe Smoothie is not only healthy but bursting with flavor. Smoothies can be a great way to pack fruit, vitamins and minerals into your everyday diet.
Using just a few ingredients, this delicious recipe for cantaloupe smoothie can be put together in minutes, with readily available cantaloupe melon providing sweetness and hydration that makes it totally refreshing.
It’s also a great way to use up cantaloupe that’s slightly past its ripping stage (which is usually at peak tastiness!)
This attractive yellow-orange fruit is a variety of muskmelon that is grown in many temperate countries around the world, including the US.
As well as being enjoyed fresh, it is also a popular ingredient in fruit salads, desserts and even in antipasti.
Cantaloupe is also a great choice for smoothies as it is absolutely packed full of vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene and potassium. It is also low in calories and it does not add any fat to your diet.
With a high water content of 90%, it works wonders for hydration, making for a great way to start the day and contributing to healthy digestion and blood pressure.
How Can I Make My Cantaloupe Smoothie Thinner?
If your smoothie is looking too thick for your liking, you can easily thin it out by adding in more liquid. Pour in a little water or extra juice and blend it again for 20-30 seconds.
It’s always best to start off with small quantities of liquid and work your way up so your smoothie doesn’t end up too watery and lose some of its delicious fruity flavor.
How Can I Make My Cantaloupe Smoothie Recipe Thicker?
On the flip side, if you prefer your smoothies thicker, there are a couple of things you can do to alter the consistency.
For extra thickness, you can either add more cantaloupe, more ice or a spoonful of yogurt that will also add some extra creaminess.
Again, start off small and work your way up so you don’t make your smoothie too thick.
How Can I Make My Smoothie Sweeter?
Cantaloupe is a naturally sweet fruit, which is why it’s such a great addition to smoothies. However, if your cantaloupe is not quite ripe, it won’t have developed its full sweetness which will detract from the taste of your smoothie.
To spot a ripe cantaloupe, look for beige or sandy yellow skin rather than green, and webbing that appears as strong raised ridges.
Cantaloupes will not continue to ripen once they’ve been cut open, so it’s good to be able to spot a ripe one when you pick it out at the supermarket.
With that being said, if your smoothie is not as sweet as you like, an extra teaspoon of honey blended into it will add a hint of sweetness without anything artificial.
Alternatively, adding in some other sweet fruit like banana or pineapple will do the trick.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Yes. Cantaloupe has vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene and potassium which makes it a great addition when preparing a healthy smoothie.
Absolutely. Peel and cut the melon in cubes (don’t forget to remove the seeds). Place the cubed cantaloupe in a zip loc bag that’s freezer safe. Transfer the bag to the freezer for when ready to use.
Cantaloupe pairs well with oranges, kiwi, strawberry, raspberries, and bananas.
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- ½ Cup Orange Juice
- 1 Half Cantaloupe Peeled and cubed
- 15 Oz. Vanilla Greek Yogurt Or 3 5.02 Oz. containers
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract