Cantaloupe Smoothie

Cantaloupe Smoothie

6 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

This healthy smoothie recipe is the perfect way to cool off in the summer when cantaloupe is at its peak, adding plenty of sweetness to this healthy snack.

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  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups chopped ripe cantaloupe
  • 1/2 cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

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  1. Place unpeeled banana in the freezer overnight (or for up to 3 months).
  2. Remove the banana from the freezer and let it sit until the skin begins to soften, about 2 minutes. Remove the skin with a paring knife. (Don't worry if a little fiber remains.) Cut the banana into chunks. Add to a blender or food processor along with cantaloupe, yogurt, dry milk, orange juice and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Freeze the banana for up to 3 months.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 1/4 cup
  • Per serving: 364 calories; 3 g fat(2 g sat); 6 g fiber; 75 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 128 mcg folate; 9 mg cholesterol; 59 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 11229 IU vitamin A; 165 mg vitamin C; 374 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 187 mg sodium; 1869 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (275% daily value), Vitamin A (225% daily value), Calcium (37% daily value), Folate (32% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 5
  • Exchanges: 4 fruit, 1 nonfat milk

Reviews 6

August 29, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Refreshingly divine smoothie! So good! I totally agree with the other reviewers: this smoothie is perfectly sweet without sugar or honey. I also omitted the dry milk powder. And used orange juice instead of orange juice concentrate. The vanilla makes it taste divine. My very picky 16 y.o. daughter wanted a 2nd glass! This is definitely a keeper!
June 27, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
A bit too sweet At home we always make smoothies without adding any sugar or honey and they turn out great. Good recipe, but may not need to honey. Pros: Love the combination of the banana and cantaloupe Cons: May not need to add the honey, I added milk to help the blending process.
August 07, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
It was just OK. Nothing about it was good , it was very bland. I would not use this recipe again.
July 01, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
you don't need to add the honey or juice because the cantaloupe and banana are sweet enough and add plenty of sugar. Try ice cubes, half a cantaloupe, half a banana and any kind of milk (i use unsweetened almond milk). It's delicious- tastes like summer in a cup! And no added sugar so it's very nutritious.
July 19, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I tried this with half a cantaloupe that was getting a bit mushy. I added 3 bananas (without freezing them) and then put in soy milk and added some leftover white grape juice instead of the orange juice. It turned out wonderful and delicious. I don't think you can go wrong with this one!
May 27, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This is a great way to use up a mushy cantolope! I use a lot less honey, replace the milk powder w/ protien powder and add some flax meal.Great meal replacement.