Kel didn’t plant cantaloupe this year. And yet we have a veritable army of volunteer plants and a steady stream of melons. Along with its real estate-hogging pals watermelon, zucchini, acorn squash, and butternut squash – also volunteers – it’s taking over the garden with umbrella-sized leaves and grasping tendrils. (One of the unsung benefits of composting – “free” vegetables the next season!) Cantaloupe is the quintessential summer fruit with its sweet juice and delicate flavor. These refreshing mini-smoothies come together in just a couple of minutes, keeping you out of the kitchen and in the garden – wrestling with the volunteers.
Vegan Cantaloupe Cream "Shooters"
Cool and creamy sips of summertime! Drink your fruit in the form of these delicious cantaloupe cream "shooters. Dairy-, gluten-, and sugar-free.
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Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrates 13g
Dietary Fiber 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 2 cups cantaloupe, cut into small chunks
- 1/2 of a banana
- 1/4 cup raw cashew pieces, soaked for a few hours, rinsed and drain
- 1 Tbsp. coconut butter
- 1/4 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- Fresh mint leaves, for garnish, optional
- Put all of the ingredients into a high-speed or regular blender and process until silky smooth. Garnish with mint leaves. Enjoy right away or let chill for a few hours to firm up slightly.
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Sounds really refreshing. Volunteers are always welcome! That is a downside of cold composting – the seeds get ground up, but I am lazy enough that there are usually a few volunteers from the things that fall to the ground or the lettuce that bolts 😉
We’re terribly lazy. We have little tomato plants everywhere, basil, potatoes – – it’s free-range around here!
This is so unique and looks delicious!
Looks SO refreshing!! I love puree cantaloupe and feel like it never gets the smoothie love it deserves! Cant wait to try this one!
These look gorgeous!
Yum, these shooters are the most elegant I have seen in a long time!
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They are so beautiful but really I want to slurp them up through a loopy straw. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
I made them too & loved every spoonful! So delicious too! xxx
Glad you enjoyed them!
cantaloupe, banana lovely combo and refreshing drink..
Oh my goodness! I can’t wait to try this! How refreshing it looks! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I always look forward to seeing what you share each week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/08/try-new-recipe-tuesday-beach-edition-818.html
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