It's 2014. Gone are the days of cantaloupes stuffed with cottage cheese as the dieter's breakfast staple. It's the age of juices and smoothies, so it's time to revamp this nutrient-dense, powerful melon into a more sophisticated drink that can be enjoyed any time of day.
Cantaloupes have a safe diuretic effect, which makes this smoothie perfect for that time of month, or whenever you're feeling a little bloated. They also act as a mild laxative, so this is a delicious and natural option if you need to get things moving.
Cleansing Cantaloupe & Mint Smoothie
- 1 1/2 cups diced cantaloupe (about 1/2 medium cantaloupe)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- small handful ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
Jennifer Sweenie is a Natural Foods Chef and owner of (Heart & Belly Culinary Services). Offering meal delivery and classes, she works one-on-one with clients to create a customized meal plan that helps them reach their health and wellness goals. Heart & Belly publishes a weekly newsletter with recipes and holistic nutrition tips. For a free consultation and to sign up for the newsletter, visit www.heartandbelly.com.