Cantaloupe Juice Recipes

Cantaloupe Juice Recipes - Sweet and Delicious!

by: Sharon Carter, staff writer

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The quintessential summer fruit, cantaloupe is at its best between June and September, although some can find it year-round. Sweet, creamy, and juicy, cantaloupe is one of the few fruits that contain at least a small amount of every essential vitamin and mineral; for this reason, it is often recommended that cantaloupe juice be drank on its own or with only a few other fruits.

Rich in vitamin A and C, studies have found that regularly eating cantaloupe or drinking cantaloupe juice can help to protect your body from free radicals, support a healthy immune system and, specifically, keep your lungs as healthy as possible. In addition to all of this, the high amount of potassium in cantaloupe can potentially help to relieve stress.

When making cantaloupe juice recipes, it is important to wash the fruit first before cutting into it to prevent contaminating the flesh (cantaloupe rind is considered one of the dirtiest in the produce aisle, even if it’s organic), and to use a sharp knife. As with any round vegetable, initially cutting into a cantaloupe can be a little difficult. If you use a dull knife, you will have to press harder into the fruit, drastically decreasing the amount of control you have over it and therefore increasing your risk of injury.

As you trim the cantaloupe, removing the skin and seeds and cutting it up for the juicer, try to leave some of the green from the rind behind. This contains chlorophyll, which can help your body to digest the other nutrients in the cantaloupe more easily.

Here are some juicing recipes to get you started. You can alter the quantities or the ingredients based on your personal preferences.

Traditional Cantaloupe Juice

  • 1 small cantaloupe or 1/2 regular cantaloupe
  • Filtered water or coconut water

Juice the cantaloupe and then dilute the juice with water or coconut water to your preference. Try is straight first, then dilute if you feel necessary.

Cantaloupe Orange Carrot Delight

  • 1 small cantaloupe or 1/2 large cantaloupe
  • 1 orange
  • 2 large carrots
  • Cinnamon, to taste

Run all of the produce through your juicer and then season to taste with cinnamon.

Cantaloupe Apple Mint

  • 1 small cantaloupe or ½ large cantaloupe
  • 3 medium apples ( try more sour variety like granny smith for contrast)
  • 1 small bunch of fresh mint (use sparingly so not to overpower) *optional

Cantaloupe Orange

  • 1 small cantaloupe or ½ large cantaloupe
  • 2 oranges ( peeled)

Carotene Combo

  • 1 small cantaloupe or ½ large cantaloupe
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 3 medium carrots

Cantaloupe Cucumber Pear Mint

  • 1 small cantaloupe or ½ large cantaloupe
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 pear
  • 1 small bunch of fresh mint (use sparingly so not to overpower) *optional

Cantaloupe Peach

  • 1 small cantaloupe or ½ large cantaloupe
  • 2 peaches

Cantaloupe Peach Grapefruit

  • 1 small cantaloupe or ½ large cantaloupe
  • 1 peach
  • 2 grapefruits ( peeled )

Cantaloupe Pear Mint

  • 1 small cantaloupe or ½ large cantaloupe
  • 2 pears
  • 1 small bunch of fresh mint (use sparingly so not to overpower) *optional

Cantaloupe Carrot Orange

  • 1 small cantaloupe or ½ large cantaloupe
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1 orange peeled 

  





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