Cantaloupe Juice with Mint and Ginger

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cantaloupe with mint and ginger

Summer in Arizona gets brutal when it’s on its peak. With temperatures soaring above 110F staying hydrated, becomes essential. During this time keeping little ones hydrated is a must. We generally tend to give a juice box. These boxes do solve the purpose but also provide extra unwanted sugar. Giving children, homemade fresh juices are always better.

Markets are full of fresh summer produce. So picking up fruits vegetables and making a juice or smoothie is quite simple. In today’s recipe, I have used Cantaloupe. I have added little mint and ginger to this juice for some extra flavor. Cantaloupe with a little flavor of mint and ginger will make your taste buds tingle for sure.

cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is a perfect summer fruit. It is filled with vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, fiber, and folate. It has various antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Cantaloupes are a part of the cucurbit family of plants (Cucurbitaceae). These also include squashes, pumpkins, cucumbers, gourds, and melons. Cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew all come under melon family. When choosing this fruit, pick one which doesn’t have any soft spot or bruises. It should have a sweet smell and feel heavy, but not over fragrant which indicates it’s too ripe. If cantaloupe feels too hard and not ripe, leave it at room temperature for few days. Once the fruit is cut refrigerate it immediately.

This juice is a great alternative to a juice box. For kids and parents, this is a wonderful thirst quencher filled with nutrients. Parents can add their favorite alcohol and sip it chilled.

Cantaloupe Juice with Mint and Ginger
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1
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This Cantaloupe Juice is a thirst quencher for the whole family.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped cantaloupe pieces
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp honey/sugar
  • 2 mints leaves
  • ⅓ tsp grated ginger (optional for babies and toddlers)
  • 3 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. In a blender, add all the ingredients. Blend everything well.
  2. Once done, strain the solids if needed.
  3. Serve.
Notes
You can skip ginger if serving this to a baby or a toddler.
Keep this juice refrigerated and consume it within a day.

 Looking for more fresh fruit juice options? Then check these out.

Black Grapes and Mixed Berry Juice

Black grapes and mixed berry juice

Orange and Pineapple Juice

Orange and Pineapple Juice

Kiwi Pineapple Punch

Kiwi Pineapple Punch

Important Note:

Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.

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32 comments

  1. Harriet Emily says:

    Mmm, this looks so refreshing! The additions of mint and ginger sound perfect and summery. I could definitely enjoy a huge glass of this out in the sunshine! Thank you for sharing such a lovely + quick to make recipe 🙂

  2. Jenn says:

    Oooh, this sounds so refreshing! We have cantaloupe growing in our garden this year so am going to be needing lots of ideas for it. This is perfect!

    • Deepika says:

      Leslie, that’s the loveliest comment. It makes all my efforts worth it. But on a serious note, cookbook is a great idea. I think I should take it seriously.

  3. Amy (feeding Finn) says:

    We have had the worst summer in 40 yrs here in Scotland (which is really bad considering we don’t normally get much of a summer anyway!) This juice sounds delicious, I think I’ll make it and sit back, close my eyes and pretend we are basking in the sunshine! ?

    • Deepika says:

      Oh god in 40 years??. We have bad summers every year here in Phoenix AZ, so juices like these really help. I am glad you liked this juice recipe. Do give it a try. 🙂

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