Smoothie Sunday: Cantaloupe Smoothie

Fun fact: many of the melons that we commonly call cantaloupes in America aren’t actually cantaloupes.  They’re muskmelons.  It’s one of those situations where all cantaloupes are muskmelons, but not all muskmelons are cantaloupes.  It’s confusing.  But whatever the case, the orange melon we eat in the summertime is yummy.  So I decided to make a smoothie out of it.

What you'll need

What you’ll need

Cantaloupe Smoothie:

  • 1 cup cantaloupe cubes
  • 1 5.3 oz. container greek yogurt (vanilla)
  • 6 ice cubes
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of Cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Sugar to taste

Blend the first 3 ingredients in the blender until smooth.  Add salt, cayenne pepper (if using) and sugar.  Blend well.  Taste and adjust last 3 ingredients as needed.  Once everything is well blended, pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

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I found that this smoothie needed healthy dose of salt.  It makes sense though, since melon is often paired with salty things, such as prosciutto.

 

Posted on September 7, 2014, in Etcetera and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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