What’s better than mint and melon in the summer? Check out this amazing mint cantaloupe smoothie that’ll keep you hydrated and nourished when it’s hot.
Our Farmer’s Market has the most gigantic, organic cantaloupes this year. They are absolutely delicious… they are just so creamy and so sweet. I just can’t get enough!
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 three. So, I decided it was time to start thinking of a good recipe that harnesses all that tasty cantaloupe for the power of good!
Being 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). I also happened to have some left over organic mint. Perfect!
The end result is a cool, icy treat that is so tasty and so nutritious. I especially love the mint, because it’s great for digestion and heartburn—a common side effect of pregnancy.
Mint Cantaloupe Smoothie Ingredients
- 4 cups of cantaloupe
- 3/4 cup of coconut water (you can use raw milk, coconut milk, or even water, depending on your preferences)
- 1/4 peeled cucumber
- 4 mint leaves
- Honey to taste (I like this brand.)
- Ice (optional)
How to Make a Mint Cantaloupe Smoothie
- Put all of the ingredients in the blender and blend away. (Since you aren’t using frozen ingredients, you don’t need a fancy commercial-grade blender—any old blender or immersion blender will do the trick for this yummy smoothie recipe.)
- Pour into glasses and enjoy the smoothie immediately.
Note: This recipe makes about three servings.
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