Wake Me Up: Cantaloupe Strawberry Smoothie

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The internet can be a wealth of knowledge if you want to make a smoothie.  I have always been a milkshake girl.  Aside from cookie dough this is probably one of my top weaknesses.  I have never argued with replacing a meal with the thick cool richness of a milkshake.  When I want to be healthier I have a smoothie.

Years ago I started making smoothies and they typically consisted of the more mainstream combinations – yogurt, banana, and a frozen fruit, most likely of the berry variety.  But when I caved and got my vitamix, I was determined to get my money out of it.  I would glance through the refrigerator at the fruits and vegetables on hand and enter a couple into my google search.  See what people have posted and get ideas on what to make.  Sometimes the results were spot on, others I made notes on what to add and what to alter.  Unfortunately for me having not been a person who measures or follows recipes it continues to be a game of trail and error.  Luckily it works most of the time.

Recently I purchased a cantaloupe, and this year it has either been my bad luck or the melons just have not been the greatest.  We have eaten some cut up, but then they seem to sit becoming lost in the refrigerator and on the verge of slimy.  Cantaloupe is not something I would typically put into a smoothie, but I was pleasantly surprised with the result.  It was a definite win since it would have most likely been tossed otherwise.

The taste of cantaloupe though is refreshing and light so it blends well and provides a nice start to the day.DSC_9938DSC_9939

Wake Me Up

1 oz Almond Milk

1 banana

3/4 cup cantaloupe

5-6 strawberries

Blend the above together and enjoy one 8 ounce smoothie.

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 Printable Recipe & Nutrition Info

 

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