Cantaloupe Smoothie

plant based smoothie

After professing my irritation at smoothies always labeled as healthy in this lime smoothie recipe (that one is totally a dessert), I went ahead with a cantaloupe smoothie that, I promise, is healthy! I’d feel bad about it, but then every time there’s deliciousness to share, it feels as though I’ve made up for my errant ways!

And what can I say? It’s hot. I’m thirsty. And I can NEVER get enough summer fruit in any form – fresh, frozen, blended, on a dessert, or any way you can imagine!!

And as you can probably guess at this point, any way I can get a treat that’s refreshing, gets me some nutrients, and comes together with no work (and possibly one hand at some moments), I’m all in!! Whatever makes momma happy, makes the casa happy, right?! See! I’m getting the hang of things!

Melon Smoothie

Cantaloupe Smoothie

Obviously cantaloupe is the obvious summer melon that comes to mind here, but there are a number of other substitutes. Other melons like cantaloupe include canary melons, casaba melons, charentais, and the list goes on.

In this melon smoothie recipe, you can absolutely substitute a honeydew or other green-fleshed summer melon. The banana and coconut will marry with those flavors nicely as well.

See how to properly store bananas so they don’t go bad so easily for you!

What melons can you use in smoothies?

The only melon varieties I’d avoid in this melon smoothie are watermelons. But if you have watermelons, then you MUST MAKE this watermelon fizz mocktail and/or my favorite white wine, watermelon summer sangria!

Melon Smoothie

So as I mentioned in the lime smoothie recipe, smoothies shouldn’t be a gallon-sized libation. That’s just too much sugar (though it be natural). This recipe make about 1.5 cups of smoothie. Just enough to get refreshed, get some good nutrients, and to come together in a matter of minutes! Which, let’s face it, are all crucial in the summer heat!!

More Cantaloupe Recipes

I don’t know if there are enough cantaloupe recipes in this world, so here are my few small contributions. These sweet & spicy grilled cantaloupe are a fun summer cookout addition! And this cantaloupe sangria was served at our wedding, we like it so much!

And while these melon skewers with mozzarella are shown with honeydew, they’d be great with cantaloupe (or a combination of the two).

Melon Smoothie
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This melon smoothie is a refreshing treat to love all summer long. It makes one serving, gives you some great nutrients, and comes together in a matter of moments!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, drinks, fruit, plant based, vegan
Servings: 1
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Luci Petlack


  • blender


  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 1 cup cubed or balled cantaloupe
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes or cubes toasted


  • Add the banana, cantaloupe, and coconut milk to a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Pour into a serving glass and top with toasted coconut flakes before serving.


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Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 949mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 6062IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 5mg

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