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This simple cantaloupe melon smoothie recipe is made with banana, greek yogurt, mint, and lime. It’s refreshing, healthy, and delicious! Sweetened only with fruit, with a vegan option available.

Cantaloupe melon smoothie in two glass jars.

If you’re in need of a super refreshing and hydrating smoothie to start a hot day, this one is for you.

This cantaloupe smoothie recipe was inspired by a popular cantaloupe salad from my blog. It’s got the mint and lime, but it’s obviously a sweet (rather than savoury) take on it 🙂

As a dietitian, I’m happy to share that cantaloupe melons are full of nutrition benefits – as are the other ingredients in this smoothie. It’s filled with fiber, healthy fats, and protein for a nutritionally-balanced breakfast or snack idea. Enjoy!

Want more smoothie recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of easy, healthy smoothie recipes for more ideas!

Cantaloupe melon smoothie in two glass jars.

Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this cantaloupe banana smoothie are 8 simple ingredients:

  • unsweetened milk of choice (I used almond)
  • cantaloupe melon (make sure it’s ripe + sweet!)
  • banana
  • avocado
  • plain greek yogurt
  • lime
  • fresh mint
  • vanilla extract
  • optional: fresh or ground ginger

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

  1. If you’d like to add them, raspberries pair really well with cantaloupe and you could throw a handful of them in here! Likewise, I enjoy this smoothie with a bit of ginger in it for an extra kick…but it’s optional!
  2. I love adding seeds like chia, hemp, or flax to my smoothies for a boost in omega-3s, healthy fats, and protein. Feel free to add in a couple tablespoons, if desired.
  3. While it will change the colour of this smoothie, feel free to add a handful of spinach for some extra greens. Spinach has a super neutral flavour and won’t alter the flavour profile too much.
  4. If you want to increase the protein content of this smoothie, feel free to add a scoop of your favourite protein powder. An unflavoured or vanilla version would work best. I added some plain collagen powder to mine.
  5. You can swap the greek yogurt with a vegan alternative if needed. Do note that this will likely lower the protein content though. In this case, you may want to use a soy milk as your milk choice to increase protein!
  6. Instead of almond milk, you can use any milk or milk alternatives that you like. Just aim for an unsweetened one, if possible.
Recipe ingredient flatlay.

Using Frozen Cantaloupe

I tested this recipe using both fresh and frozen cantaloupe. Both worked, but because melons have such a high water content, I found that the texture of this smoothie was best when I froze the cantaloupe PRIOR to making the smoothie! Without freezing it, I found the smoothie a bit too watery for my liking.

To do this, simply remove the skin of a melon and cut into cubes as you usually would.

Place the chopped up cantaloupe in a freezer-safe bag and store it in the freezer overnight. In the morning, your frozen cantaloupe chunks will be ready to use.

Another bonus of using frozen fruit is that you don’t have to water down your smoothie with ice 🙂

Smoothie ingredients in a blender.

My Favourite Blender For Smoothies

Cantaloupe Smoothie Nutrition Benefits

  • Cantaloupe melon is an excellent source of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant and precursor to vitamin A. It’s also rich in vitamin C, folate, potassium, and dietary fiber.
  • Bananas are a good source of dietary fibre and micronutrients like potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and magnesium.
  • Plain greek yogurt is a great source of protein, gut-friendly probiotic bacteria, and micronutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin A and B12.
  • Avocados are a good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and dietary fibre, as well as micronutrients like vitamin C, B6, K, E, folate, magnesium, and potassium.
  • Lime juice is a source of vitamin C and antioxidants.
Cantaloupe melon smoothie in two glass jars.Cantaloupe melon smoothie in two glass jars.

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This simple cantaloupe melon smoothie recipe is made with banana, greek yogurt, mint, and lime. It's refreshing, healthy, and delicious! Sweetened only with fruit, with a vegan option available.
Cantaloupe melon smoothie in two glass jars.
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups almond milk, unsweetened (see notes)
  • 2.5 cups cantaloupe melon (ripe + frozen)
  • 1 medium banana
  • 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup avocado (I used frozen)
  • 1/2 a lime (juice only)
  • 10 leaves of fresh mint
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp grated ginger, 2 Tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, starting with the almond milk.
  • Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Feel free to adjust flavours or amounts of liquid until desired taste/consistency is reached. Enjoy!

Notes

*FROZEN CANTALOUPE: I recommend using frozen cantaloupe for this smoothie recipe. Melons have such a high water content, that I found using fresh melon made this smoothie too watery for my liking. Frozen melon made it nice and thick!
  • To freeze cantaloupe, simply remove the skin of a melon and cut into cubes as you usually would.
  • Place the chopped up cantaloupe in a freezer-safe bag and store it in the freezer overnight. In the morning, your frozen cantaloupe chunks will be ready to use.
  • If you choose to use fresh cantaloupe, I would recommend lowering the amount of milk used. Start with 1/2 a cup of milk and work up from there until your desired consistency is reached.
  • PS. Make sure that the cantaloupe melon you’re using is nice and ripe, or else it will lack flavour and sweetness!
 
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS + INGREDIENT SWAPS:
  • If you’d like to add them, raspberries pair really well with cantaloupe and you could throw a handful of them in here! Likewise, I enjoy this smoothie with a bit of ginger in it for an extra kick…but it’s optional!
  • I love adding seeds like chia, hemp, or flax to my smoothies for a boost in omega-3s, healthy fats, and protein. Feel free to add in a couple tablespoons, if desired.
  • While it will change the colour of this smoothie, feel free to add a handful of spinach for some extra greens. Spinach has a super neutral flavour and won’t alter the flavour profile too much.
  • If you want to increase the protein content of this smoothie, feel free to add a scoop of your favourite protein powder. An unflavoured or vanilla version would work best. I added some plain collagen powder to mine.
  • For a vegan version, you can swap the greek yogurt with a vegan alternative if needed. Do note that this will likely lower the protein content though. In this case, you may want to use a soy milk as your milk choice to increase protein!
  • Instead of almond milk, you can use any milk or milk alternatives that you like. Just aim for an unsweetened one, if possible.
 
*LEFTOVERS (FRIDGE): If your mornings are a rush, rest assured that you can make a smoothie the night before! This smoothie will keep for about 1 day in the fridge. Simply pour it into a jar with a lid and refrigerate. Separation is normal – just give the jar a good shake before drinking.
*LEFTOVERS (FREEZER): If you’d like to freeze this smoothie, you can do this by pouring any extra smoothie into silicone ice cube trays or muffin tins and placing them in the freezer. Once frozen, you can pop out the smoothie “cubes” and store them in a freezer-safe bag. Just thaw them for a few hours or the night before you want the smoothie.

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