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Refreshing Cantaloupe Smoothie (and oh by the way…)

by Aggies Kitchen on April 3, 2013

Cantaloupe Smoothie | Aggie's Kitchen

Did you all have a nice Easter weekend? I took some time off online the last couple of weeks, enjoying Spring Break with my fam. Hard to believe we are heading into the last 9 weeks of our school year here, I feel like the time after Spring Break always zips by and next thing you know it’ll summer.

But let’s not move too far ahead yet. Is it finally safe to say Spring has Sprung yet?? If it hasn’t yet by you, please, make yourself this smoothie, close your eyes and picture yourself somewhere warm and sunny. I promise, it will work. The weather seems to be cruel this year in parts of the country, I truly feel bad for anyone still dealing with low temps and even (I really can’t believe it) snow. It’s just not fair.

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I’ve been in a major smoothie making mood lately. I love this time of year when it seems like our grocery produce section is bursting with so much color. I’m truly happy to see it, especially all the melons and berries. My favorite kind of smoothies are simple, a combination of fresh (and sometimes frozen) fruit, a splash of juice or water, and a handful of ice. I have learned that the order you put your ingredients into your blender really help how your smoothie blends – start with your liquid, then your softest or juciest fruits, then add the rest of your fruit and ice. You basically want to have a good base of liquid working in your blender base so that all your ingredients have a chance to incorporate without burning out your blender. I put all the ingredients in at the same time, just in layers following that order.

Hope you enjoy this bright and refreshing smoothie today!

And oh…by the way. I’ve got some happy and exciting news to share. It’s been hard keeping it a secret, and I’m finally ready to let you know that this upcoming September there will be a new little addition to the Aggie’s Kitchen family. Yep! You heard right….our little family is growing and we are thrilled. :)

BABY

I’m officially out of the first trimester cave I’ve been living in. I was hit pretty hard by the typical first tri stuff and am so happy to be finally feeling like my old self again this week! Food is my friend once again.

Especially smoothies just like this one :)

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Refreshing Cantaloupe Smoothie

This smoothie is so wonderful and refreshing, you will love it. The frozen banana adds a little creaminess to make it nice and thick. A perfect snack for a warm spring or summer day.

Ingredients

  • 1 clementine or small orange, cut into segments or chunks
  • 1/4 cantaloupe, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 6 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place fruit in blender starting with your softest and juiciest pieces. Top with ice cubes. Blend and enjoy!

Notes

Feel free to add a couple splashes of water or apple juice to your blender first. My citrus was pretty juicy for this smoothie, but if it wasn't I would have added a bit of liquid first.

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carrian April 5, 2013 at 10:34 am

OH MY GOODNESS!! I’m so excited for you!!!! WAHOOO!!!

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Aggies Kitchen April 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Thank you Carrian!! xo

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Kristen April 5, 2013 at 10:49 am

You are rotten for keeping this news from me, however, I am so happy for you!! SOOOOO excited! Yay!!!!!

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Aggies Kitchen April 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I know!! It was hard! I look up to you as a mama – will need your guidance friend, lol. XOXO

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ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City April 5, 2013 at 11:37 am

This is a different fruit to use in a smoothie. Thanks for the ideas.

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Melanie @ Nutritious Eats April 5, 2013 at 7:36 pm

NO WAY! I am so HAPPY for you! I was wondering where you had been. :) I hated blogging or even thinking about food with my third pregnancy so glad to hear you are getting over that stage. Your older two are going to be such big helpers! XOXO

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Aggies Kitchen April 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I was so not into anything blogging or food related the past two months! I’m glad to be moving forward :) My kids are over the moon – they really are going to be great helpers! Thanks you! xo

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Jen @ Savory Simple April 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Big congratulations!!!!! <3

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Aggies Kitchen April 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Thanks Jen!

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Bev @ Bev Cooks April 7, 2013 at 10:08 am

Yaaaaaaaay, Aggiiieeeee!!!! xoxoxo!

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Aggies Kitchen April 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Thank you Bev!! xoxo

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Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs April 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm

CONGRATS Aggie!!!! SO exciting!!

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Aggies Kitchen April 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Thank you!!

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Aubrey April 8, 2013 at 10:15 am

Hey Aggie…Congratulations! So excited for you all! Let me know if you want to borrow anything…Luke is quickly growing out of all the baby/infant stuff.

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Aggies Kitchen April 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Thanks so much Aubrey! Hope you guys are doing well :)

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Anne April 8, 2013 at 10:59 am

So so happy for you Aggie! Hope you are feeling good and enjoying it as much as you can. Smoothie looks yummy too! :)

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Aggies Kitchen April 8, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Thanks Anne!! Hope you are well :)

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Paula - bell'alimento April 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm

That’s so wonderful Aggie! Auguri! xoxo

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Aggies Kitchen April 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Grazie!!

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merry jennifer April 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

OH MY GOSH! Congratulations, Aggie! I’m so, so excited for you and your family. I just love happy news. :)

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Barbara | Creative Culinary April 10, 2013 at 11:10 am

I have been in a cave of sorts and I missed this news…congratulations Aggie! My best to you and your sweet family.

Now that thing about spring. Please don’t taunt me. Hoping the snow melts before I move tomorrow. I only wish I was kidding. :)

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Aggies Kitchen April 10, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Oh Barbara, no worries. I’ve been in a cave as well. I know you’ve had your hands full the last few months – hope you and your fam are well. Thank you for your well wishes! Now I’M wishing that snow to melt for you – sheesh!! I know you’re over it!

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Maureen April 10, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Yay! I’m late to the party but congratulations! :)

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Samantha @FerraroKitchen April 12, 2013 at 9:33 am

Ahhhh congrats!!! Mazel!! All the above :) )) And LOVE the smoothie, of course!

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leslie April 16, 2013 at 7:51 am

Ohhhhhhhh, congrats girl!!!!!!! YEAH!

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Lora @cakeduchess April 16, 2013 at 6:36 pm

hey, beautiful mamma…congratulations:))I’m really excited for you. What a blessing. send you a ton of hugs xo

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Chelsea April 18, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Hi Aggie, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I’m loving yours – healthy food is my obsession too so I will be following for sure! And cantaloupe smoothies are my fave – have you tried it with a little peanut butter? Amazing!

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Joy with Mom it Forward July 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm

This sounds like the perfect treat for this hot hot summer! Thanks for sharing!

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Sara August 16, 2013 at 10:44 am

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

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