Refreshing Cantaloupe Mint Smoothie

Our Farmer’s Market has the most gigantic, organic cantaloupes this year. They are absolutely delicious… creamy and sweet.

But, I do have to say there’s almost a “pressure” to get through one. LOL! It takes us DAYS to finish a full melon in our family of 3. So, I decided it was time to start thinking of a good recipe that harnesses all that tasty cantaloupe for the power of good! :)

Canteloupe-mint-smoothie-recipe2Being pregnant in the summer, I’m craving cool drinks like no one’s business, so I knew I was going to make a smoothie. I then started looking in fridge and we had too many cucumbers (another “hot” Farmer’s Market item right now) and I had some left over organic mint. Perfect!

The end result is a cool, icy treat that’s tasty and nutritious. I especially love that the mint because it’s great for digestion and heartburn, a common side effect of pregnancy.

Before I dive into recipe directions, I wanted to tell you about an exciting new online video course I’m part of called Real Food For Busy People. In it, 17 bloggers (including me!) will show you the TIPS and TRICKS of making homemade, healthy food FAST! We created this course because ALL OF US struggle with balancing all the roles of mom. Cooking nutrient-dense meals for my family is so important and yet so is spending time with my child. In other words, I don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen cooking all day!

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OK, back to the Cantaloupe Mint Smoothie…

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cantaloupe
  • 3/4 cup coconut water (can use raw milk, coconut milk or even water)
  • 1/4 peeled cucumber
  • 4 mint leaves
  • Honey to taste (I like this brand.)
  • Ice (optional)

Put all ingredients in blender and blend away. Enjoy immediately. Makes about 3 servings.

About Genevieve

After battling weight, digestive, and immune system issues for years, I know firsthand the harmful effects of conventional life. Through a long road of detox, I discovered the healing power of natural living. This transformation spread into every area of my life - physical, emotional & spiritual. Now I'm on a mission to help other mamas live happier, healthier lives.

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4 Comments

  1. Sara August 16, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Yummy! Great recipe.
    I will give you a site in USA where I got real fruit on powder form, I mix it with milk and ice cream to go healthy. they have berries, mango, soursop, apple, pineapple, etc. A lot of fruits & veggies. Enjoy guys! http://www.freshlydried.com

  2. Elly August 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Wow lovely! – shall be trying this tomorrow for breakfast! Thanks G. Got stuck in a rut with smoothies – avocado, banana, spinach, rocket, home-made almond milk and a bit of frozen fruit being the staple. This has re-inspired me to get creative – your videos are good at doing that! :) Thanks so much. Love El xxx

  3. Leah August 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    What size cuke?

    • Genevieve August 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Oh, a medium size one. If you’ve got a really small one, try using half. ;)

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