I think that cantaloupes make an excellent addition to any green smoothies. This fruit is rich in water content, and this makes for an exceptionally refreshing treat on hot summer days. Additionally, cantaloupes are a great source of all the B Vitamins and Vitamin K, if you need to add more of these vitamins to your diet. Cantaloupes offer a great source of many antioxidants as well.
Apricots are my fruit of choice when it comes to blending them with cantaloupes. Apricots are a great source of many antioxidants, and they also contain the amino acid called tryptophan. The carotenoids that are found in the apricots are thought to help prevent certain kinds of heart disease, reduce unhealthy cholesterol levels, and protect the human body against certain types of cancer.
You might think that the addition of the cinnamon is an odd choice for green smoothies, but I guarantee that you will love the intriguing flavor it provides. It blends well with both the cantaloupes and the apricots. Of course, if you do not like any of the ingredients included in these green smoothies, then you are encouraged to substitute your own favorites. There is not right or wrong way to make green smoothies.
Here are the ingredients that you are going to need to make these green smoothies:
- 1 and 1/2 cups cantaloupe, cubed
- 4 apricots, pitted
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 medium banana, peeled
- 3 cups fresh baby spinach
- 8 ounces of purified water
All of the ingredients should be added to your blender one at a time and blended together until smooth. This should take about 30 seconds on a high speed setting. This recipe will make about 32 ounces of smoothie. It can be used as an option for a meal replacement, or you can split the amount in half to make a mid morning and afternoon snack.
- Calories: 323
- Fat: 5g
- Protein: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 68g
- Fiber: 12.0g
- Calcium: 19% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
- Iron: 4.8mg
- Vitamin A: 971% RDA
- Vitamin C: 195% RDA
These green smoothies are going to provide your body with an excellent source of folate, B Vitamins 1-6, copper, magnesium, and Vitamin K. Drop me a line in the comments section of this blog and let me know what you think of the recipe!