seasonal smoothie

It seems like I waited half my life for cantaloupes to come into season this year.  They’re so ripe, juicy + sweet right now, that you don’t even have to search for “the perfect one.”  Just grab + go, and dig in with a spoon.

Cantaloupe is another fruit that Chris doesn’t like.  Your loss ma’ man.  Seriously, I have to stop myself from eating ENTIRE cantaloupes in one sitting.  I try to stick to 1/4 or 1/2, but it’s hard.  These little cubes just melt in my mouth, and I can’t get enough.

One thing I’ve never done with cantaloupe is add it to a smoothie.  While they’re in season and on sale, I figured, why not give it a shot. 

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Cantaloupe Smoothie [serves 1]

  • 2c cubed cantaloupe [freeze for thicker texture]
  • 3/4-1c milk
  • 1/3c cottage cheese/yogurt/8g protein powder
  • 1/4c rolled oats
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4t vanilla extract
  • 1t honey [opt]
  1. Soak the oats in the milk overnight. [optional]
  2. Add everything to the blender + blend until smooth.  Add more milk if desired.

Creamy, cantaloupey, summery, delicious.

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nutrition info includes: 1c unsweetened soy milk + 1/3c cottage cheese + 2c cantaloupe + 1/4c rolled oats + 1/2 banana

Hellooooo protein, fiber, vitamins, calcium + iron!  Whoa!


The dogs wanted to pop in to say hello…

Camera face!

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Off to the races...

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It’s hot outside!

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Where did my week go!!??  Here’s to a productive Thursday!!