Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Green Cantaloupe Smoothie

5 WWPP Posted by 2 years ago 11 Comments

Green smoothies — you’re either in the make-them-all-the-time-camp, or you haven’t yet taken the leap because, let’s be honest, they look a little freaky.

I now find them appetizing. I guess it’s what you’re used to.

Green Cantaloupe Smoothie finishedAnyway, I made this up in an attempt to get the 2-year-old to drink some cantaloupe after he refused to eat it with breakfast. The kid who hates fruit is at it again, this time turning his nose up to one of the only fruits he’s eaten since the beginning. Sigh.

Unfortunately the smoothie didn’t work with him, but I loved it! So simple and light, it made a great quick breakfast on a busy morning.

Here’s what I did…

  • 100g ripe cubed cantaloupe
  • 1 small orange, peeled
  • 50g raw spinach
  • 1/2 cup (114g) plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 10 ice cubes

Put the cantaloupe, orange and spinach in your blender. Just don’t do what I did and put the spinach near the blades. The melon will give you more than enough liquid to get everything moving.

Green Cantaloupe Smoothie ingredients

Blend until smooth.

Green Cantaloupe Smoothie

Once you have your green smoothie fruit base then add the yogurt and ice cubes. Blend again.

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

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Note on WW Points: I use the total nutritional information to calculate the points ignoring “free” foods. This is how the recipe builder does it as well.  Count as you see fit.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
180 0g 5g old: 3 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
24g 0g 33g 15g

See other recipes using: Cantaloupe, greek yogurt, orange, spinach


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    Joshua Hampton (Cooking Classes San Diego)

    July 24, 2013

    I used to be wary of green smoothies and juices because, as you've said it, they look freaky. But now, I make them whenever I can because we get to eat more veggies that way. I love cantaloupes, but I haven't tried them in a green smoothie. I can't wait to try out your recipe. Reply

    Kylee

    July 24, 2013

    A kid that hates fruit?! That's a rarity! Reply

    Sue Richmond

    July 24, 2013

    My 4 year old grand daughter hasn't eaten fruit for 2 years. She loved Trader Joe's fruit flakes, but they don't make them anymore. Any ideas on how to get her to eat fruit again would be greatly appreciated...or even a recipe for fruit flakes. Reply

    Christianne

    July 24, 2013

    Looks great! I would just put some healthy fat in that smoothie so that I would absorb all those vitamins and nutrients as well as keep me full longer! 1/4 of and avocado in a smoothie (sounds disgusting I know) is FABULOUS! Reply

    Weight Loss Personal Stories

    July 25, 2013

    It just entered my mind that "freaky" and "yucky" foods are in fact the "healthy" ones. (And they rhyme too.) Thank you for sharing this. Will be exploring more on this and see if it appeals to my palate. Reply

    Decalo

    July 25, 2013

    Great recipe. Always looking for new smoothie combos. Reply

    Sandra Blaine

    July 26, 2013

    Wow! This is another great smoothie recipe. My daughter loves fruit smoothies but I never tried combining it with leafy veggies like Spinach. I hope she will like it. :-) Reply

    Mike

    August 4, 2013

    That looks delicious! So simple and easy to make! Reply

    Jennifer

    August 5, 2013

    This was so delicious and refreshing! But I couldn't get my 2-year-old to try it, either. She has no problem eating fruit but I'd like her to get more leafy green veggies. Reply

    Jenny

    August 14, 2013

    It looks kinda gross, but I made it anyways yesterday and it as awesome! Thanks for getting me to try something different, glad I did now. Reply

    Sara

    August 16, 2013

    Yummy! Great recipe. I will give you a site in USA where I got real fruit on powder form, I mix it with milk and ice cream to go healthy. they have berries, mango, soursop, apple, pineapple, etc. A lot of fruits & veggies. Enjoy guys! http://www.freshlydried.com Reply