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Friday, July 27, 2012

Cantaloupe Smoothie for Summer Survival

It is too hot. Unbearably hot and no signs of improvement. Highs of 108 degrees? Noooooo...she whines. Especially since this girl now has two electric bills to pay. This is about the only food substance that makes sense. Cantaloupe is amazing this time of year. So sweet and flavorful.

This morning's version is a smoothie. The yogurt added in gives some protein to keep us full a little longer. Delish too. Creamy and melony and sweet. Most of all, cold! My measurements are approximate here, since the blade fell out of my immersion blender, causing me to go in after it, and subsequently drop half the smoothie down the sink. Intentional run on sentence, btw. Yep, one of those days. I added more back in, but lost all exact measurements. You get the picture.

Cantaloupe Smoothie

1 1/2 cup cubed cantaloupe
1/2 cup plain unflavored yogurt
1 packet sweetener of choice
1/2 cup crushed ice
1/2 cup water

Combine all ingredients in a blender or quart sized jar if using an immersion blender. Blend well, pour into glasses and serve. 2 large servings or 4 as a breakfast side.

If you love melons, this simple smoothie is wonderful. The flavor really shines through. I have seen several recipes that included vanilla. My cantaloupe was so sweet, I didn't think it needed it. Hubby won't eat melons, but I will! Cantaloupes are a little heavy on the carbs, but low in calories. One cup of cubes has 13 net carbs, so be careful how much you use. Adding in the yogurt and icy water helps spread out those carbs in a healthy way. Enjoy.

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