Cantaloupe Smoothies (Creamy or Frosty)

How to make a light and refreshing smoothie with a ripe cantaloupe, you won't believe how easy it is! Just take chunks of ripe cantaloupe and toss 'em in the blender! It’s 100% fruit but turns out unbelievably creamy. Like things frosty? Freeze the melon first.

Cantaloupe Smoothies (Creamy or Frosty) ♥, how to make a 100% cantaloupe smoothie.

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Cantaloupe: A Poem

Friday I sniffed it
in the grocery store,
turned it
in my hands, looking

for bruises

in the rough, webbed rind.

My mother's voice—the one

I carry always in my head—pronounced it fine. Ripe,

but not too soft.

- excerpt from “Cantaloupe”
by poet Lee Robinson

Always Wash Your Fruits & Vegetables!

Consider this a Public Service Message.

Always, always wash the exterior of melons, other fruits, vegetables and all fresh produce, even if the skin won’t be eaten.

Why? Because if “something icky” is on the skin:

  • It can get onto your hands as you handle the produce.
  • It can transfer to the cutting board as you prep it for cutting.
  • It can be transported into the produce’s edible interior by the knife while cutting into its inedible exterior.

And then you'll end up eating that something icky. ICK.

So. Wash your produce, okay?

This PSA is inspired by Cait, a long-time follower of Kitchen Parade, who reminds me again and again to always always ALWAYS wash fresh fruits and vegetables!

Thanks, Cait, for making a difference!

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Cantaloupe Smoothies (Creamy or Frosty) ♥, how to make a 100% cantaloupe smoothie.


Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Time to table: 5 minutes (4 hours for Frosty)
Makes about 4 cups
  • 1 ripe cantaloupe, either chilled or at room temperature, washed well before cutting
  • 1 ripe cantaloupe, washed well, peeled and cut into large cubes

FOR CREAMY Cut off the melon skin with a knife in wide swaths, then cut the melon in half and scoop out the seeds. Cut the flesh into large chunks. In a blender, blend until smooth. Serve and savor!

FOR FROSTY Cut off the melon skin with a knife in wide swaths, then cut the melon in half and scoop out the seeds. Cut the flesh into large chunks.

Freeze the melon pieces for 3 to 4 hours or even a few days.

About a half hour before serving (see TIPS), bring out to thaw at room temperature. In a blender, blend til smooth and frosty. Serve and savor!

ALANNA’s TIPS Both these smoothies are unbelievably creamy despite being 100% fruit. The melon flavor is most prevalent when the fruit is blended at room temperature but the cold and frosty versions are especially refreshing on hot-hot summer days. The hard-frozen chunks of melon are too much for a home blender; let them thaw a bit, the smoothie is still plenty frosty but doesn’t burn out the blender motor.
NUTRITION INFORMATION Per Half Cup: 34 Calories; 0g Tot Fat; 0g Sat Fat; 0mg Cholesterol; 16mg Sodium; 8g Carb; 1g Fiber; 8g Sugar; 1g Protein. WEIGHT WATCHERS Old Points 1 & PointsPlus 1 & SmartPoints 2 & Freestyle 2 & myWW green 2 & blue 2 & purple 2 & future WW points CALORIE COUNTERS 100-calorie serving = 1-1/2 cups (3g protein).

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Cold & Creamy Cantaloupe Soup ♥, a simple chilled summer soup of ripe melon and milk, brightened with a little lemon zest.

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  1. Anonymous4/22/2013

    Try a cantaloupe, banana and Ocean Spray cranapple juce smoothie, this is heaven to taste. My family could not get enough of the blend. It is wonderful to serve for guest or any celebrated gathering. Just be sure to make enough to go go around.


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