Cantaloupe Smoothie – Super Healthy drink

Deliciously chilled Musk melon smoothie
Deliciously chilled  Cantaloupe/Musk melon smoothie

Cantaloupe more popularly known as  musk melon is a powerhouse of health. The name comes from its sweet enticing aroma when the fruit is ripe.Tender,juicy and wonderfully delicious muskmelon is available abundantly in summers. It is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, fiber , vitamins and most importantly high percentage of water which keeps you hydrated and cool. Plus it is very low in calories (approximately 50 calories per cup) . So this summer, when the scorching sun hovers menacingly over your head,why not bring this super hero of fruits home!!

There are so many ways to enjoy this bountiful gift of nature. Just dice it and enjoy it with your bowl of cereal, add sugar -leave it in the fridge and enjoy it chilled after lunch,  make a refreshing smoothie to be relished when you come back home tired and exhausted or make a muskmelon dip like I did sometime back.

Cantaloupe/Muskmelon- Superhero of fruits
Cantaloupe/Muskmelon- Superhero of fruits

Ten reasons why you must eat muskmelon :

  1. Helps you to lose weight
  2. Keeps your eyes healthy
  3. Smooth,healthy looking skin
  4. Controls blood pressure and hypertension
  5. Prevents risk of cancer and heart diseases
  6. High folate content good for pregnant women
  7. Helps  control diabetes.
  8. Builds immune system
  9. Prevents Osteoporosis
  10. Eases menstrual cramps

Why not blend this super healthy delicious fruit into a smoothie. Toss a cup of muskmelon cubes,half a cup of milk, sugar and some ice cubes in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add some vanilla ice cream if you are in an indulgent mood. Pour into a glass. Chill and enjoy.


I wanted to share some delicious pics from a wedding I attended last week.

Grilled cottage cheese and vegetables
Grilled cottage cheese and vegetables
Cottage cheese Shawarma
Cottage cheese Shawarma
Paneer shawarma rolls
Paneer shawarma rolls
Chocolate fountain
Chocolate fountain
Flavored milk
Flavored milk
Sweet Jalebis
Sweet Jalebis
Indian sweet -Gulab jamun
Indian sweet -Gulab jamun
Indian sweet-Rosgulla
Indian sweet-Rosgulla
Sweets
Sweets
sweets
sweets
Chaats- Dahi wada
Chaats- Dahi bhalla

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Entertainment-Russian fire dance
Entertainment-Russian fire dance
Water maiden
Water maiden

I am taking my refreshing drink to share with my FF buddies at Angie’s beautiful party hall. This weeks Fiesta is co hosted by my wonderful blogging pals Justine @ Eclectic odds n sods and Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook.

Come and join me at this super cool party…

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40 Comments Add yours

  1. Uummm it really does sound refreshing… especially as humid as the weather has gotten. Cheers!

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    1. skd says:

      Cheers to you too🍹🍹

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  2. pennross says:

    Wow! What a feast!

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    1. skd says:

      Yea it really was!! Fun and Feasting both ☺

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  3. Cantaloupe for smoothie – a great idea! Will try.

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    1. skd says:

      Please do. Tasty and healthy 👍

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  4. I’m drooling here. Feast for our eyes too!

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    1. skd says:

      Haha😀Thanks a lot 🍹

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  5. Very lovely images of the cantaloupe and the fixings. It also looks like you had fun and good eats at the wedding.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺ But honestly speaking I was so much enamoured by all the glamour ,the spread ,talking to people and clicking the pics that when I came back to the hotel room I realised I had hardly eaten anything 😁 But fun we really had. No doubt about that. Probably you were travelling at the same time we did. I am enjoying reading all your travel tales and experiences 👍☺

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  6. Wow, the wedding looks amazing! Love those veggie dishes xx

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    1. skd says:

      It really was a fun wedding Elaine with endless food and entertainment. Didn’t miss the carnivorous (in Angie’s words 😉) fare at all.

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      1. When you’ve got great veggie dishes, what’s to miss??? 😉

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      2. skd says:

        True that 😀👍

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  7. The cantalope smoothie sounds delish and the wedding food was amazing.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you sooo much 💕

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  8. Great smoothie – I have to wait a few months before our melons come in 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Judi ☺It will be worth the wait I am sure 👍☺

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  9. Jhuls says:

    I love Cantaloupe, especially in smoothies. This looks so refreshing! And I love everything here!! 😀 Thanks for sharing at FF. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. xx

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Jhuls ☺ I always brought Cantaloupes home for the taste. But there are ten more reasons to do that now, after reading all the health benefits.
      Thanks for being an awesome host as always 👍☺

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  10. Looks delicious and refreshing!!!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much.

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  11. Dana says:

    Loooks delicious and again Skd, I need to come to your kitchen just to eat and be satisfied and to enjoy your awesome cooking skills!
    Yuuuum
    x

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    1. skd says:

      Wow! That would be awesome Dana. Would love to cook for you. Thanks dear☺

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      1. Dana says:

        awesomeeeeee and not to forget that chocolate fountain!!!!!!
        aaaaah

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      2. skd says:

        Yay Dana!!! I am so glad it made you happy. This healthy smoothie just for you 🍹

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  12. That’s an interesting fruit to use for a smoothie:))

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    1. skd says:

      Yeah. Just ideal for summer ☺

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  13. What a lovely wedding! I love cantaloupe and can’t wait until they are ripe enough here to eat and try in this beautiful smoothie skd!

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    1. skd says:

      Haha thanks Julie ☺ But I am not sure if the smoothie will taste just as good when blended raw. But we never know. Your fingers do work wonders. I’m so much in love with all your lovely goodies of late👍☺

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  14. fazal says:

    A good drink.Must have been an item in the lav

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 I remember you mentioned diabetes in one of your comments earlier. I have learnt while putting up this post that musk melon is very good for a diabetic diet. You can enjoy this delicious fruit without any fear.

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  15. Fazal says:

    The lavish dinner spread is incomplete without your musk melon smoothie

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    1. skd says:

      Haha 😊 Thank you. Though they had so many mocktails and fruit slushes in the wedding.

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  16. Gorgeous pics …(fanning self!!)

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much 😀

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  17. Seriously I would like to live in your kitchen x

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    1. skd says:

      Thats such a kind thing to say. You really made my day. I would definitely love to cook for you . Thank you so much 💕

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      1. Aw… well, I have been looking at your recipes and they are mouth watering, Your family are very lucky to have you x

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