Summer is heating up! At this point, smoothies are inevitable but don’t grab crap. Common societal belief is that smoothies and fresh made juices are healthy. That’s how places like Smoothie King, Jamba Juice, etc. make their money. They offer ‘healthy’ alternatives to ‘normal’ drinks, milkshakes and snacks. Shoot, the fast food chains are even getting in on the action – McDonald’s, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, Sonic – they’re all pouring out tasty purees. The restaurant industry isn’t the only sector making bank on this deal. ‘Natural’ juice companies are all over it too – Naked Juice, Odwalla, etc. And although the ‘Protein Zone’, ‘Green Machine’, and ‘Citrus C Monster’ sound like nutrition powerhouses, the names and labels are downright deceptive. Your body needs some nutrients, not a load of empty calories. Blend up this refreshing deliciousness and elevate your smoothie game.
Organic Cantaloupe Melon Smoothie
Serves 1 large or 2 small smoothies
1 large, ripe organic cantaloupe, chopped
1 organic banana
1 ½ C raw, agave nectar (optional)
Method: In a blender add the ice, banana, cantaloupe, almond milk and agave nectar (optional). Bled it thoroughly.
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