This Cantaloupe Green Smoothie is as delicious as it is healthy and easy to make. All you need are four simple ingredients and a few minutes to make this nutrient-dense meal in a glass.
I love smoothies. Not only are they a simple way to consume a lot of essential nutrients easily, they taste as good as dessert!
Another perk of making smoothies is that they’re incredibly easy to make. Throw everything in a blender and push a button. I wish all cooking was this easy!
My family has a lot of fun experimenting with different ingredients to create new smoothie variations. Since we love melons, they often get tossed in the blender.
Cantaloupe is a great smoothie ingredient because it is dense and sweet, contributing both texture and natural sugar to a smoothie. In fact, it’s sweet enough, I thought I could get away with adding kale to it without chasing the kids away. And I did!
Okay, I had to add banana too for added thickness and sweetness, but added potassium, fiber and antioxidants isn’t a bad thing, right? In fact, even though this smoothie recipe only has four ingredients, it’s chock full of nutrients!
What Makes This Cantaloupe Green Smoothie So Good For You
Let’s break this down by the ingredients:
- Cantaloupe – full of antioxidants and phytonutrients
- Banana – high in flavonoids, antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, fiber, magnesium, manganese, and copper
- Kale – high in fiber, iron, vitamins A, C, and K, and calcium; loaded with antioxidants
- Milk – depending on what kind of milk you use, probably high in calcium and either high in protein or low in fat
Seriously, this cantaloupe green smoothie is like a multivitamin in a glass. And you get the added benefit of getting a fulfilling breakfast or snack out of it too!
Cantaloupe Green Smoothie Recipe
I’m in the habit of showing in-process photos for my recipes which seems ridiculous for such an easy one. But, being a creature of habit, here you go.
Step 1 – Add cantaloupe slices to blender
I have a Ninja blender with the individual blending cups, which makes it really easy to make an individual smoothie.
Step 2 – Add a frozen banana
You can use a regular banana too, but you may need to add a couple of ice cubes if you like a cold, slushy smoothie.
Step 3 – Add kale
The recipe calls for one and a half to two cups of kale. When I make it for the kids, I use a little less so the taste doesn’t overwhelm. For mine, I use a full two cups to get as much of this superfood in one serving as I can.
Step 4 – Add milk
It’s really up to you what kind of milk to use. I’ve made it with 2% cow’s milk, coconut milk, and soy milk. They all tasted good to me!
Step 5 – Blend
Did I really turn a two-step recipe into five steps? I guess I did!
After you’ve blended everything together, your cantaloupe green smoothie should look something like this:
I highly recommended adding the cantaloupe slice to the rim of the glass. It literally takes a few extra seconds and you win major style points with the family!
Cantaloupe Green Smoothie
- 1 cup cantaloupe chopped
- 1 banana frozen preferably
- 1 1/2-2 cups packed kale
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- Place all ingredients in a smoothie blender and puree until smooth.
- Taste and adjust ingredients as desired.
- Serve immediately.
I hope you love this cantaloupe green smoothie as much as I do. It’s one of my favorites!
Check out some of my other favorite smoothie recipes: