This smoothie will brighten your day as you blend together cantaloupe, green grapes, turmeric and mint. It is packed with vitamins and minerals to give your body a healthy boost.
Cantaloupe is really high in vitamin C, one of human’s favorite vitamin, as well as antioxidant flavonoids.
You may have already heard about the magical ingredient: turmeric.
The active compound in turmeric called curcumin is known to have a wide range of medicinal benefits including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumour, antibacterial, and antiviral activities. You can read about its benefits more in detail.
Then we have carrot, lime, green grapes, and spinach which all add wonderful benefits too. (I won’t bore you with all the details)
And don’t throw those cantaloupe seeds away! Did you know they are perfectly edible and packed with protein? They have as much protein as soy milk. Also, they are high in fiber and packed with vitamins like its fruit home. Adding them to smoothies is a wonderful way to consume them.
Turmeric Cantaloupe Smoothie Recipe
1 cup cubed cantaloupe, frozen or fresh
cantaloupe seeds from half of cantaloupe*
1/2 cup green grapes, frozen or fresh
1 cup spinach, loosely packed
5 mint leaves
half stalk of celery
1 chunk of carrot
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 cup greek yogurt
juice of 1/2 lime
1 cup almond milk
7 cashews (optional)
1 tbsp of Chia Seeds (optional)
water if needed
Place glass in the freezer to chill while preparing the smoothie.
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth! (I use my nutribullet.) Add water if consistency is too thick.
*Notes: Save the seeds from the other half for your next smoothie.