Ginger, Kale, & Cantaloupe Smoothie

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If you peruse my smoothie recipes, you’ll know that fresh ginger is my favorite ingredient to any blended breakfast. I have to say that my second favorite smoothie addition–and one that I really only crave in the summer–is fresh melon. It’s even more superb if the melon is frozen. I’ve made some incredible watermelon smoothies before, so when I got the sweetest tasting farm-fresh cantaloupe, I knew I wanted to see what it could do in a smoothie.

I was incredibly pleased with the results!

Ginger, Kale, & Cantaloupe Smoothie 

1 large stalk kale

1 cup frozen cantaloupe cubes

1 small frozen banana

1 scoop protein powder (optional)

1 hunk of fresh ginger (I like at least an inch)

3/4 c almond milk (or coconut water would probably be delicious as well)  

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend. Add more liquid if desired.

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The cantaloupe makes this smoothie soooo creamy. It seriously tastes like a ginger milkshake. Enjoy!


9 thoughts on “Ginger, Kale, & Cantaloupe Smoothie

  1. FoodFeud says:

    I love ginger in smoothies (and everything else) too. I’ve only made melon smoothies a couple times, mostly because I hate the cleanup but this does sound very good. Banana and cantaloupe…maybe I should just brave the melon juices.

  2. Kris says:

    this looks wonderful! I love how smooth and creamy cantaloupe makes smoothies :) I’ve tried using watermelon in the past, but haven’t been pleased with the resulting texture. The watermelon was frozen, but the smoothie turned out quite watery. Ah well.

    Have a great rest of your Monday!

  3. lacy j. davis says:

    YUM. I have been getting melons in my CSA lately and am always perplexed about how I should use them aside from just slicing and munching. This is a simple and excellent idea!

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