My forum friend, Shari, declares her cantaloupe/spinach smoothie tastes like a vanilla milkshake. I can’t agree on that one but they are sweet and good and, if you add a dash of vanilla, it might more resemble one. To learn how to make one, press on!
The only ingredients are a good, ripe cantaloupe and half a container of organic spinach (unless you decide to add that dash of vanilla). I use conventional produce when I can’t get organic but I never buy conventional spinach. It is the highest on the list of the presence of pesticides. Do yourself a favor and pay more for organic.
PEEL the cantaloupe and take out the seeds (I’ll post what I did with the scraps later). I know of at least one person who includes everything but, to me, that isn’t necessary or appetizing. Cut the flesh into chunks.
I have the quart size blender container that I use constantly and I fill it to the very top.
Then I blend it just a little so it will settle. That’s when I add the spinach.
Blend. The ingredients aren’t tough so it doesn’t take much speed or very long. As you can see, the container isn’t close to full. You can add more ingredients to make a full quart if you want.
Now, here’s a variation. You can drink it as is, or, if you haven’t munched all the extra chunks, dice some of the cantaloupe into 1/4″ pieces, give or take and put them in a bowl.
Pour some of the smoothie over the dices and you have cantaloupe soup! Put the rest of it in a glass and you have a yummy meal.
If I’m not intent on getting my minerals for the day, I’ll leave out the spinach and just have a cantaloupe smoothie. I do like to just eat the cantaloupe plain, too, but it’s so nice to have the cool creamy goodness on a hot summer day. Mark my words! Those days will be here in Tennessee soon!