Why Should You Try This Smoothie Recipe?
This simple melon shake is as nutritious as it is refreshing, and you won’t believe how easy it is to make. With so much to love, this cantaloupe smoothie recipe will be your new go-to treat perfect for a hot summer day.
- No sugar is added to this naturally sweet cantaloupe yogurt smoothie, making it a refreshing (and healthy!) treat to have first thing in the morning or even for dessert.
- You can make this cantaloupe shake recipe for nearly any special diet. Anyone who follows a vegan, gluten-free, or even dairy-free diet can enjoy this tasty drink—alongside my Mango Tumeric Smoothie or any one of my other Turmeric Smoothies, of course.
- Needing only 5 ingredients and less than 10 minutes, this beginner-friendly drink is one of the most effortless cantaloupe smoothie ideas out there.
To make this cantaloupe shake, gather cubed cantaloupe, unsweetened plain yogurt, orange juice, and ice. Because the high water content of melon can lead to a watery texture, you’ll also need a half-cup of another fruit, such as mango.
Substitutions & Additions
Putting cantaloupe in a smoothie is the best way to make a healthy drink without a lengthy shopping list. Make your frozen melon smoothie countless ways with these simple substitutions.
- Freeze cantaloupe: To make a frozen cantaloupe smoothie, freeze your fresh cantaloupe pieces before blending. Note, however, that you may have to pulse your smoothie for extra time to break up the frozen bits.
- Second fruit: Almost any sweet fruit will work alongside your cantaloupe, including strawberry, pineapple, banana, and mango. You can also freeze this second fruit if you have time or add extra ice cubes for a refreshing chill.
- Juice: Adding juice is one of my favorite ways to add sweetness to my summer smoothie. However, though I use orange juice (I squeeze it myself instead of using orange juice from concentrate) in my smoothie routine, pineapple juice would also work.
- Milk instead of juice: If you prefer to make your cantaloupe smoothie with milk, any kind will do. For instance, you can make cantaloupe smoothie recipes with almond milk, cashew milk, or even coconut milk. Just note that you may have to add a little honey, honey syrup, or simple syrup to make your smoothie a bit sweeter if you prefer.
- Yogurt: I use plain Greek yogurt in my smoothie recipe, but you could also use a dairy-free alternative instead. Like the almond milk yogurt I use in my Vegan Banana Smoothie, vegan yogurt makes a great, diet-friendly substitution.
- Additional Sweetener: I think this orange cantaloupe smoothie recipe is adequately sweet as written, but if you want it sweeter you can add in a few tablespoons of honey syrup or as it blends.
- Add protein (optional): To make this healthy smoothie recipe even more nutritious, try adding extra proteins. Simply add a teaspoon of ground flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, collagen peptides, nut butter, or your favorite protein powder.
How to Make a Cantaloupe Smoothie
Smoothie recipes with melon are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking a sweat. This cool, fruity treat will be the easiest drink you make all summer.
- Blend ingredients: Place the ingredients into a blender, preferably with fruit on the bottom and ice at the top. Pulse the ingredients a few times, then blend on high until smooth. If you do not own a blender, you can use a food processor for blending as well.
- Serve: Pour the mixture into a glass and, if desired, garnish with cantaloupe. Drink immediately.
Make dozens of smoothie recipes with cantaloupe with these yummy variations. Whether you’re craving a sweet cantaloupe berry smoothie or a creamy banana variation, we’ve got you covered!
- Frozen cantaloupe smoothie: Want to give your melon smoothie extra chill? Freeze your cantaloupe cubes for 4-8 hours before blending.
- Cantaloupe banana smoothie: If you’re looking for a healthy breakfast that’s equal parts sweet and creamy, a banana smoothie is just what you need. Simply swap out your mango for a half-cup of sliced banana.
- Strawberry cantaloupe smoothie: Give your recipe a tart, summer-fresh flavor with a match made in heaven: cantaloupe and strawberries! No one can resist the fresh fruit of this easy recipe.
- Watermelon cantaloupe smoothie: No one can resist a refreshing smoothie recipe with double the ripe melon. For this delicious recipe, I recommend adding a full cup of cubed watermelon to keep your smoothie from becoming too watery.
How to Store
Smoothie recipes with melon are a godsend when it comes to easy storage. Simply place your smoothie mixture in a bottle with a tight-fitting lid, like a mason jar. Drink within 2 days, being sure to shake the smoothie before pouring.
Please note that your smoothie will likely get watery as it sits in the fridge. To keep your cantaloupe smoothie’s creamy texture, I recommend enjoying your beverage on the day it’s made.
No guesswork is necessary when making this recipe for a melon smoothie. Whether you have questions about substitutions or nutrition information, this handy guide is just what you need.
Yes, you can use cantaloupe in a smoothie! Adding melon to smoothies is the perfect way to make a naturally sweet, creamy, and healthy treat.
If you don’t want to add juice to your smoothie, you can use milk instead. Any milk will work, but you may have to add extra sweetness with ingredients like honey or Honey Simple Syrup if you like your smoothies on the sweeter side.
Absolutely! Simply cut your cantaloupe into 1-inch cubes, arrange them on a sheet pan, and put them in the freezer for 4-8 hours. Then, blend your ingredients.
Using natural, nutrient-packed ingredients, this cantaloupe smoothie with yogurt is a tasty and healthy way to get extra vitamins. Just one serving of cantaloupe fills your daily need for vitamin c and vitamin A.
Similar Smoothie Recipes You Might Like:
It is no secret that drinking a smoothie a day has its benefits. If you are new to making your own smoothies you are in for a treat because I have so many recipes for you. Below are a few recipes to get you started.
- Turmeric Ginger Smoothie
- Healthy Chocolate Smoothie
- Watermelon Cucumber Smoothie
- Dragon Fruit Smoothie
- Can’t get enough? Check out all our Superfood Smoothies
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Cantaloupe Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup cantaloupe cut into 1 to 2-inch cubes
- ½ cup mango strawberry, or banana, cut into small pieces*
- ¼ cup unsweetened plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt or vegan yogurt
- ½ cup orange juice or pineapple juice
- 1 cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and garnish with cantaloupe if desired. Enjoy immediately.
- This recipe can easily be multiplied.
- I think it goes without saying that the riper the fruit the sweeter your smoothie will be. So, if you prefer it on the sweeter side be sure to pick a ripe cantaloupe white you are at the grocery store.
- You can use frozen cantaloupe if you want. However, if you do so, I would recommend using 1/2 cup of ice.
- Storage: Simply place your smoothie mixture in a bottle with a tight-fitting lid, like a mason jar. Drink within 2 days, being sure to shake the smoothie before pouring. Please note that your smoothie will likely get watery as it sits in the fridge. To keep your cantaloupe smoothie’s creamy texture, I recommend enjoying your beverage on the day it’s made.
Not embarrassing at all! I think everyone feels that way time to time. I know I have had many moments of “my photos aren’t good enough”. But the fact is they get better and better the more we practice. And with practice our own style starts to emerge. It’s nice to hear I’m not alone in this thinking but I have to say, your photos are gorgeous!!! I have often thought why do I only have 700 followers on IG and some have 50K, how do they do that? Then I have to let it all go and focus on my creativity and inspiration, because that’s the most important thing to me. Disconnecting from social media every now and then helps to bring in our own inspiration, so if someone wants to unfollow then they aren’t your audience in the first place. At least that’s how I feel. Keep up the awesome work! xO
As a blogger, I’m not the one you should talk to about social media since my blog has always been unpopular & I have only a handful (but incredibly wonderful) followers. hahaha
As a photographer, I’m sharing my works to the world through the channels that I’m comfortable with, so no IG story nor snapchat. I believe the followers will follow me as long as I put out the good works, if not, then it’s ok. I have followed MANY photographers that hardly post on IG (or etc.) at all, but whenever they do, I will always be there to ‘LIKE.’ I don’t thing it’s about ‘how often,’ but rather ‘how good.’
As a friend, you are wise to ‘turn it off.’ Information needs to be processed and works need to be enjoyed. Would you rather running or walking & enjoying the road to the finish line? Sending hugs to you while loving your photos.. xoxo
So SO true. I am glad that you are sticking to your true style. I think your photos, editing and writing are so consistent and beautiful. Like you said, not everyone needs to have a million followers to show people that they are good photographers.
I’d follow you regardless of where you are and what you do, my friend.
thank you for your encouraging words Pang. They mean so SO much to me. <3
rebecca | DisplacedHousewife
I could not relate more to what you are saying! Instagram Stories totally threw me off of my axis and within 24 hours I felt like my life was all social media, all the time. I read somewhere last week that we only post our best 5% on social media and then we all compare ourselves to that top 5% which is totally unrealistic. Add the algorithm into the equation and it can be really hard on your self esteem. You work so hard for a photo and it flops and then the next one (that you only think is ok) goes through the roof. Do you know what I’m talking about? Then you see someone else’s photos consistently performing amazingly and you think that yours aren’t good enough. I fight that negative talk. I’m doing my best…I’m a work in progress and I just try to be kind to myself. Which, my friend, you should do the same. Your photos AND recipes are gorgeous.
I love Snapchat because I think it is a more intimate setting than Instagram…but I can’t help but wonder if it’s going to fall to the wayside. I keep hearing people say they are maxed out…it’s simply too much.
…I guess I had a lot to say? But on to this beautiful recipe… This smoothie bowl sounds delicious! I had a cantaloupe margarita at the beginning of summer and I loved how light and fresh it was (I don’t know why I thought it would be heavy?)…and I imagine this to be the same. xoxo
OH Rebecca.. Thank you so much for this note and your kind words on my photographs. It makes me so happy that I am not alone. I totally understand what you are talking about. It almost feels like we are working more for social media giants than for ourselves. It is a constant battle.
Louise | Cygnet Kitchen
My dear friend, I know exactly how you feel. I have been so busy with client work that the blog has suffered the last few months and I feel under constant pressure. I NEVER feel like my work is good enough and drive myself crazy comparing myself to others. Blogging is so competitive now, its exhausting keeping up with social media! Its almost another job in itself! I totally agree that we need to take time out and take care of ourselves. I also try to only engage with those bloggers that are genuine, who inspire me with their beautiful tranquil posts, like you Aysegul. Your work is simply beautiful. I hope these words come back to you when feel doubt, because I mean them with all sincerity. Love from England, Lou xx p.s Gorgeous smoothie bowl!
Beeta @ Mon Petit Four
Oh yum!! I love cantaloupe! I would have loved to dig into this smoothie bowl after my bike ride this morning in the hot sun! Looks so incredibly refreshing and tasty. And I love the pepitas – what a great touch! 😀
I am a fan of cantaloupe as well. Smoothie bowls are really fun. Such quick breakfast with so much flavor..:))
Thank you Beeta.