Cool Smoothies for a Hot Summer: Cantaloupe Sunrise

Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

This smoothie with a mild flavor of cantaloupe and strawberries makes a good breakfast. So, how healthy is this smoothie? As an orange fruit, cantaloupe is high in beta carotene. [Source: The World’s Healthiest Foods www.whfoods.com] Strawberries are high in antioxidants and there is current research looking into possible anti-inflammatory properties. [Source: healthfood-guide.com]

Ingredients;

  • 2 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • Juice of 1 orange plus water to make 1 cup
  • 9 fresh or frozen strawberries (if you use frozen you will need less ice. )
  • Ice cubes as needed

Directions:

1. Combine cantaloupe and juice/water mixture in blender.

2. Pulse a few times then blend on high until cantaloupe is liquefied.

3. Add strawberries a few at a time. Continue to blend until strawberries are chopped very finely.

4. Add ice cubes as needed, pulsing then blending on high until your smoothie is the desired thickness.

Serves:

This recipe is part of a summer series on smoothies.  Enter “smoothies” in the search box at the top of the right column to find the others.

Rogene Robbins is the author of Frozen Fun: 25 Dairy and Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipes available in the Amazon.com Kindle Store

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This recipe has been shared at Throwback Thursday and Sugar and Spice Link Party.  Please stop by and see the other wonderful recipes.

9 thoughts on “Cool Smoothies for a Hot Summer: Cantaloupe Sunrise”

  1. I love the website whf!! Use it all the time. Those glasses look perfect and are they vintage? I think my grandma had some like that!

    Thanks for sharing with us at throwback thursday!

    Mollie

    1. Thanks for the comment Mollie. I received the glasses new as a gift about 35 years ago. I never thought of them as vintage, but apparently a lot of grandmas have them as I get that comment a lot. 🙂 I like them — they are good sturdy glasses that are also pretty.

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