Alas, my first smoothie featuring the delightful cantaloupe is here :)
I picked up a nice ripe cantaloupe from my co-op yesterday specifically to make this smoothie recipe, which was gifted to me by a faithful reader. Thanks, Mari!
For whatever reason I haven’t been consuming much melon lately, but that’s going to change. The cantaloupe and this smoothie were ridiculously delicious.
Cantaloupe is rich in vitamins A and C and is a good source of potassium and beta-carotene. This nutrient profile offers powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support to your body.
Kefir is a fermented beverage teaming with probiotics and friendly flora that support proper digestion and gut flora, which are vital to good health.
This smoothie isn’t as thick or creamy as most of my recipes, more like a lassi or “fruity milk”, which is light and refreshing and perfect on a hot summer day. However, if you’d like to thicken simply add ice cubes until your desired consistency is reached.
Feel free to substitute milk if you don’t have kefir. Enjoy!
Cantaloupe Kefir Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup kefir
- 1 1/2 cups diced ripe cantaloupe
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/2 fresh or frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- A pinch of high quality sea salt
- 3-6 ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 serving vanilla or plain protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
Place all the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth. Note, if you don’t have a very powerful blender you might want to blend everything except the coconut oil first, then drizzle it on and blend for another 5-10 seconds to avoid clumping.
- Calories: 406
- Fat: 22g
- Protein: 12g
- Carbohydrates: 46g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sugar: 31g
- Vitamin A: 34% RDA
- Vitamin C: 155% RDA
- Calcium: 37% RDA
- Potassium: 29% RDA
This is also my first recipe featuring nutritional data, which I’d love feedback on.
If you try this nutritious and delicious cantaloupe kefir smoothie please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!