Ok, I have to admit that when my mother informed me she had bought too much cantaloupe and I’d better put some into “that drink thing you make in the mornings” I was a tad hesitant.
Realizing, it was that ugly “you’ve never tried this” bug biting me on the nose again I quickly threw caution to the winds and put my thinking cap on. Having only ever eaten cantaloupe (or “mushmelon” as we called it growing up) as a solo act I was unsure what to pair it with. Well, after much ado, I decided that it would be hard to go wrong with a banana. At least that would make it creamy, right?
All I can say is WOW! This may be my new favorite vegan breakfast recipe of all time! It’s light, refreshing, simple to make and TOTALLY YUMMY! And I bet it’d work well with honeydew melon too. I’ll check that out soon and let you know… Unless you beat me to it 🙂
What You Need For Your Vegan Banana Cantaloupe Smoothie
- 2-3 handfuls of spinach
- 1 banana
- 1 1/2 cup cantaloupe
- 1 TBSP flax meal
- 5 almonds
- 1 cup water
How To Make Your KISS Vegan Banana Cantaloupe Smoothie
Using our KISS or Keep It Simple System for making great vegan smoothie recipes you’ll want to use the above as a guide and adjust the amounts of your ingredients according to the amount you plan to make.
Please visit that link if you have no idea of what a KISS is in relation to smoothies 🙂
Step One… Fill half your container filled with greens (or half your total ingredient volume if not filling your blenders pitcher).
Don’t be afraid to pack them in there. Greens are soooooo good for you and this is a great way to sneak more into your diet.
Step Two… Fill the other half of your container with fruit and melon, cantaloupe and banana to be exact.
Now, I like to keep mine pretty evenly devided between the cantaloupe and banana. But if you like a stronger banana flavor don’t be afraid to change things up! Use two bananas if you want. This is YOUR vegan breakfast smoothie after all!
Step Three… Toss in a few almonds (other nuts/seeds would be nice to like pecans, walnuts or sunflower seeds) and a tablespoon of flax meal.
Yes, HIGH is scary but do it anyway.
It’s the only way you’ll get to see your food turn from chunky salad to a creamy smoothie. Trust me, it tastes WAY BETTER when it’s well blended, extracted or pulverized. Pick the word you like.
Now pour over ice and enjoy your very first KISS vegan banana cantaloupe smoothie. Just don’t get so caught up in its yumminess that you forget to let us know how you fancied yours up.