Cantaloupe is a part of the Cucurbitaceae family, along with honeydew melons, watermelons, and cucumbers. Other names for cantaloupe include muskmelon, mush melon, rock melon, and Persian melon.
Not only does cantaloupe make an easy, refreshing summer snack, but promotes health as a source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Their high water content and fiber helps prevent dehydration and constipation. Cantaloupe is a rich source of Vitamin A and C. Vitamin A contributes to the growth and maintenance of all tissues in the body, including those in the skin and hair. Vitamin C enables the body to produce collagen, which provides structure to cells, skin, and hair.
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As with any recipe, you can modify this smoothie to your needs. You can add seeds (sunflower, hemp, pumpkin) for protein, or a spoonful of nut butter for some added fat and fiber.
This dish can be prepared a day in advance and reheated.