Cantaloupe Smoothie

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Cantaloupe Smoothie

Making a cantaloupe smoothie is easy to do and can be prepared in a matter of minutes. This recipe makes a perfect breakfast smoothie, snack, or even breakfast on the go. Check out this easy and delicious smoothie recipe with step-by-step instructions below. This is such a good recipe you don’t want to miss out! 

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Simple Cantaloupe Smoothie

Making a smoothie is quite simple to do, and only requires a few ingredients. This smoothie recipe is super delicious, you have got to taste it for yourself do you understand how great it is. Below we will walk you through the process of how you can easily make this delicious cantaloupe smoothie recipe. 

Can I Freeze Cantaloupe for Making Smoothies?

Yes, ideally you’ll want to use cantaloupe that has been frozen to make the smoothie recipe. However, if you prefer your smoothies to be thinner, instead of thick smoothies, you can use fresh cantaloupe. Now, let’s look at how you can make our cantaloupe smoothie recipe. 

Cantaloupe Smoothie Ingredients

Key ingredients

Frozen cantaloupe

Vanilla yogurt

Milk (or apple juice)

Lemon juice

Optional Ingredients

Ice (optional)

Strawberries

Bananas

Blueberries

Pineapple

Mango

Grapes

Raspberries 

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How to Make a Cantaloupe Smoothie

Freeze Cantaloupe (Recommended):

We highly recommend that you use frozen cantaloupe for this recipe. To freeze your cantaloupe, wash the rind of your melon, then cut it open and remove the seeds. Cut your cantaloupe from the rind then place it into a plastic freezer bag. Freeze at least overnight, or longer before making smoothies. 

Add ingredients to blender:

When you are ready to make your smoothie, add all of the ingredients to your blender. 

Blend the smoothie and serve:

Blend your ingredients until they are completely smooth, and no chunks remain. Add toppings if desired, then serve immediately and enjoy! 

Fresh vs. Frozen Fruit

Using frozen fruit allows your cantaloupe smoothie to be thick and does not require much ice which can water your drink down and decrease the overall flavor. Fresh fruit on the other hand tends to make a thinner, more watery smoothie, and does require additional ice to make it frozen. 

Our opinion is that frozen cantaloupe allows you to make a thicker, and overall better tasting drink rather than using fresh cantaloupe. However, the choice of which version of cantaloupe to use is up to you. 

Tips for Making This Recipe Perfectly

Why to add Greek yogurt. If you are able, you can use Greek yogurt in this recipe for a better flavor, and texture. However, if you are not able to locate Greek yogurt, plain yogurt or vanilla flavored yogurt also works great. 

Choose a ripe cantaloupe. When selecting your cantaloupe to use for your smoothie, it is important that your fruit be ripe, rather than on the green side. A ripe melon will give your drink an overall better flavor and texture. 

Wash the rind of the melon. Before you cut the cantaloupe open it’s important that you wash the rind of your melon so that you remove any unwanted germs or bacteria. 

Tips for Making this Smoothie Ahead of Time

Making the actual smoothies themselves ahead of time is not recommended, as they do not freeze well, and are likely to change consistencies.

However, if you would like to speed up the smoothie making process, you can create smoothie packs, containing your ingredients such as fruit and ice that are measured out and frozen together.

Then all you must do is pour your ingredients into a blender, add your liquids, and blend. 

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Cantaloupe Smoothie Variations

Not only can you make a delicious cantaloupe smoothie as instructed above, but there are also several recipe variations that you can make by adding additional fruit, or ingredients to your drink and get a delicious smoothie variation. Below are a few ideas for you and how you can mix things up. 

Strawberry and Cantaloupe Smoothie

If you’re looking for something besides a plain cantaloupe smoothie, you can try adding strawberries to your blender. You can add fresh or frozen strawberries to your smoothie ingredients. Keep in mind that frozen strawberries will make your smoothie thicker, whereas fresh strawberries will help add additional juice to your smoothie. 

Cooling Cantaloupe Smoothie

Cantaloupe smoothies can be made by making the above recipe and adding a pinch of salt, and a slight drizzle of honey to your smoothie. Finish off your cooling smoothie by decorating it with a sprig of mint then enjoying. 

Cantaloupe Banana Smoothies

Transforming your average smoothie into a cantaloupe banana smoothie is a good way to mix things up. You can use fresh or frozen bananas for this smoothie recipe to help thicken up your smoothie and give it additional flavor. 

Cantaloupe-Ginger Smoothie

Cantaloupe ginger smoothies can be made using the above recipe and by adding approximately 2 teaspoons of chopped ginger along with ½ a banana to your blender. Then blend until smooth and enjoy! 

Orange Cantaloupe Smoothie

Cantaloupe orange smoothie is a lovely tropical twist on the above drink recipe. Simply add one or two whole oranges that have been peeled to your blender, and blend until smooth. Otherwise prepare the recipe as instructed above. 

Green Tea {Matcha} & Cantaloupe Smoothie

Green tea and cantaloupe smoothie can be made by adding green tea powder or brewed green tea to your drink. If using green tea powder, you can simply add it to the above recipe. However, if you are using brewed green tea, you want to replace milk with green tea.

Blueberry Cantaloupe and Hemp Heart Smoothie

You can also try adding blueberries and hemp hearts to the smoothie. You can use frozen blueberries along with hemp hearts added to the above recipe for a delicious cantaloupe smoothie recipe variation. 

Cantaloupe Vanilla Smoothie

Cantaloupe vanilla smoothies can be easily made by using the above recipe, then simply substituting the lemon juice for vanilla extract. This adds a delightful vanilla flavor hint to your smoothie recipe. 

Banana Raspberry Cantaloupe Smoothie

Banana raspberry cantaloupe smoothie is another delicious recipe variation. To make this you can use the above recipe, then simply add frozen bananas and frozen raspberries to your blender for additional flavor. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How Can I Make My Cantaloupe Smoothie Thinner?

If your smoothie is looking a bit thick for your liking, you can simply add additional liquid to your blender and then blend for a few seconds. Some good liquids to add would be additional milk or apple juice. Another way you can make a thinner drink is to use fresh cantaloupe rather than frozen. 

How Can I Make My Cantaloupe Smoothie Recipe Thicker?

To make your cantaloupe smoothie recipe on the thicker side you can simply decrease the liquid, and increase your frozen fruit and ice. Our favorite way to increase the thickness of your drink is to use more frozen cantaloupe, and decreased milk content. 

How Can I Make My Smoothie Sweeter?

If you have a sweet tooth craving, you can make your smoothie sweeter by adding granulated sugar, honey, or Splenda to your smoothie then blend for a few seconds to mix it in. 

Do smoothies keep?

Smoothies do not keep very well for long amounts of time. This smoothie recipe is the best enjoyed fresh from the blender. If you wish to keep it for a little bit in the fridge, it may last slightly longer, however, it is best enjoyed right away.

To keep it frozen for a length of time, your best bet is to transfer your smoothie once it is prepared to an insulated Tumblr, then sip on it as desired. 

How to make cantaloupe smoothie with milk?

Our recipe above calls for milk when making a smoothie. This gives your beverage a creamier frothier texture. However, if desired you may substitute the milk for almond milk, or you can use apple juice or even pineapple juice in its place. 

Can I make it vegan?

Yes, you can make a smoothie recipe vegan friendly, simply by substituting the yogurt for your favorite vegan friendly yogurt, and vegan friendly milk. 

How long can I store it?

When stored in the freezer, or in a Tumblr, your smoothie may last for a couple hours max. However, your handmade smoothie is going to be best when enjoyed fresh from the blender.

Can I use frozen cantaloupe?

Yes, we actually recommend that you use frozen cantaloupe for your smoothie, as it provides a better and thicker texture for your smoothie. 

Something Different For Breakfast

Our cantaloupe smoothie recipe makes a delicious breakfast smoothie recipe or healthy snack! No matter if you’re looking to mix things up for breakfast, have the kids enjoy a healthy alternative for breakfast or a snack, this smoothie recipe will serve your needs and makes a delicious treat for you to enjoy. 

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Cantaloupe Smoothie Easy Recipe

Our cantaloupe smoothie recipe is very easy to prepare and can be enjoyed in a matter of minutes. You only need a few basic ingredients to make this delicious smoothie and then all that’s left is to enjoy the fabulous taste. Plus, you can mix things up so that it is just perfect for your specific smoothie likings. 

Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think about it! We are so excited to share this with you in hopes that you will enjoy it as much as we do!  

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