July 31, 2011 by Flora Dawn
I am not much of a morning person. So, other than the occasional weekend breakfast, I simply grab a piece of fruit or a yogurt in the morning before starting my day.
One thing I do “make” on a busy weekday morning is a smoothie. They are super easy and healthy too. Kids seem to have mixed feeling about smoothies, I know plenty of kids that love them, but my kids aren’t huge smoothie fans. I think this could be due to the fact I try to make mine really healthy, aka no added sugar. But, I have found they are more likely to enjoy a smoothie if it isn’t too sour.
The best smoothies start with the best fruit. Using really fresh, sweet fruit (in this case cantaloupe) will produce a really sweet smoothie. Also, the type of yogurt you use will effect the final product. I opted for some Honey& Strawberry Greek Yogurt I had in the fridge. It’s nice and thick, so the smoothie doesn’t get too runny and the honey adds just enough sweetness. However, you could just use regular Greek style yogurt and add a tablespoon or so honey, sugar, maple syrup, etc if needed.
Cantaloupe may not seem like the most obvious smoothie choice, but we really enjoyed this version. And since the recipe only requires a cup of melon, it’s a great way to use up some leftovers.
I think adding bananas, mangoes, or some coconut water would be a great way to turn this into a tropical treat, perfect for a hot summer day.
Makes 2 servings
- 1 cup cubed cantaloupe
- 1/2 cup Greek style yogurt (I used honey & strawberry flavor)
- about 1 cup crushed ice
- Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.