Cantaloupe is my favorite summer breakfast. I'd eat a whole half every day if I could afford it. I've been looking for a good way to use that other half, and a green smoothie sounded so perfect for it today. This smoothie is sweet and refreshing and so amazing for a hot day.
A side note/tip that I've been loving lately: I love to freeze juices in ice cube trays in bulk at the peak of summer. I juice oranges, limes, lemons, strawberries, grapefruits, cranberries, blueberries, raspberries, cucumbers and way more and fill up those trays. That way when I make smoothies, I have pre-frozen (and already prepped!) ingredients that'll help make my drink cold & flavorful. Here I used those lemon, orange, and cucumber cubes. Try that out and see how you like it in your future drinks!
- 1 cup shredded kale
- 1/2 cup cubed cucumber
- 2 cups cubed cantaloupe
- 1/8-1/4 cup unsweetened rice milk (or other unsweetened non-dairy milk)
- 1 tbsp strawberry jam
- 1/2 a lemon, juiced
- 1/2 an orange, juiced
- Either chill or freeze all of the ingredients beforehand.
- To make a smoothie that won't hurt your blender, layer the ingredients in liquid first, then soft pieces, then harder pieces and greens on top.
- Blend everything until consistently smooth, then taste and add more of anything to taste. If you want it to be thinner, add in more milk; if you want it to be more earthy add more kale.