Our Farmer’s Market has the most gigantic, organic cantaloupes this year. They are absolutely delicious… creamy and sweet.
But, I do have to say there’s almost a “pressure” to get through one. LOL! It takes us DAYS to finish a full melon in our family of 3. So, I decided it was time to start thinking of a good recipe that harnesses all that tasty cantaloupe for the power of good!
Being pregnant in the summer, I’m craving cool drinks like no one’s business, so I knew I was going to make a smoothie. I then started looking in fridge and we had too many cucumbers (another “hot” Farmer’s Market item right now) and I had some left over organic mint. Perfect!
The end result is a cool, icy treat that’s tasty and nutritious. I especially love that the mint because it’s great for digestion and heartburn, a common side effect of pregnancy.
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OK, back to the Cantaloupe Mint Smoothie…
- 4 cups cantaloupe
- 3/4 cup coconut water (can use raw milk, coconut milk or even water)
- 1/4 peeled cucumber
- 4 mint leaves
- Honey to taste (I like this brand.)
- Ice (optional)
Put all ingredients in blender and blend away. Enjoy immediately. Makes about 3 servings.