Summer isn’t over yet! Melon is in season so it’s very inexpensive and so nutritious. Just yesterday we got 3 cantaloupes for $2! My 15 month old daughter and I have been having this smoothie for breakfast most mornings this summer and we LOVE it! My friend Mandy gave me the idea when she said she put some in her morning smoothie and to her surprise it tasted amazing. After trying it I came up with a name for it. 🙂
It reminded me of a Mexican drink my mother use to make me as a child called Agua De Melon but even better! Here is the recipe for it, if you don’t have the extra stuff like flax/chia seed or Juice Plus Vanilla Complete shake mix don’t worry, it tastes great without it too and is really there for extra nutrition. You can also add a handful of spinach or try a different type of melon. We have done honeydew and golden melon but our favorite is definitely cantaloupe. Enjoy!
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup cantaloupe chunks
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbs ground flax seed or 1/2 tbs chia seed (optional)
- 1 scoop Juice Plus Vanilla Complete (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you would like, garnish with extra chia seed.