This Cantaloupe Juice is a thirst quencher for the whole family.
Summer in Arizona gets brutal when it’s at 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 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
- 1 cup Cantaloupe Pieces (chopped)
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1 tsp Sugar (optional, do not add sugar if giving this to babies below 1 year of age)
- 2 Mints Leaves
- 1/3 tsp Grated Ginger optional for babies and toddlers
- 3 Ice Cubes
How To Make It:
In a blender, add all the ingredients. Blend everything well.
Once done, strain the solids if needed.
- 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
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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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 🙂
Thank you, Harriet. 🙂
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!
Oh, wow..Cantaloupe in your garden. I would love to drop in some time. You should give this juice a try.
Well, I don’t have any kids…but I do have alcohol!
Then you are good to go Whitney. 🙂
You need to publish a cookbook for sure. I never thought of cantaloupe juice, and the additional flavors sound delightful.
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.
This looks like such a refreshing way to start a hot summer day. I bet my little one would even like it!
Yes, Rachel. My little loves this juice. Thanks for stopping by.
I totally agree with you, instead of the juice box it is a wonderful idea to give fresh juices as often as we can. And the ginger and mint sounds good. – Sreelatha
Thanks, Sreelatha. Fresh juices are anytime preferable for little ones.
Deepika, this looks great! I so appreciate your philosophy on healthy food for children 🙂 Thanks for posting this!
Thanks, Chrissie. Just trying my best 🙂
So refreshing and awesome recipe.
Thanks, Gunjan. 🙂
Yum! Sounds amazing and refreshing and simple. Thanks!
Yes April, it’s very refreshing in this hot weather. Thanks for stopping by.
Looks amazing! I love cantaloupe and ginger.I agree with Leslie about publishing a cookbook, Deepika.
Aww JcCee Thanks, I will start thinking on those lines. 🙂
Everything looks beautiful and delicious. You always post lovely recipes.
Thank you, Adrienne. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
Adding cantaloupe to the grocery list now! This recipe sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us!
This sounds refreshing and not too sweet at all! It may just be MY next drink this weekend!!
YUM! pinned for later. 🙂
These sound great! I have shared for you!
I love this idea. I’m still trying to wean my baby, and I need good juice options that aren’t straight sugar. Can’t wait to try this one.
What a refreshing drink – looks so good! We have great cantaloupe here in Phoenix!
These look so refreshing, and I love the idea of adding ginger to these. Lovely pictures too 🙂
Fresh juice is so refreshing! I love the addition of ginger. I’m going to give that a try!
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! ?
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. 🙂