Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cantaloupe and Lime Juice

Do you open the refrigerator and stare inside and wait for the food to tell you what it wants to become? Well, I do that all the time. Sometimes things jump into my mind immediately and other times it is a struggle to come up with ideas. Today the cantaloupe wanted to be used somehow. I couldn’t decide if the cantaloupe was going to become sorbet or juice and in the end the juice won mostly due to the fact that it was much quicker.

This juice is light, refreshing and sweet. It tastes mostly of the cantaloupe with a little lime in the background. I like that the juice contains a lot of potassium and vitamin A. This juice would make a nice substitute for your morning citrus juice if you were looking for a change of pace.

If you wanted to add a little complexity to the juice you could make an agave ginger syrup and use that in place of the plain agave. Alternately you could add a few pieces of finely minced crystallized ginger to the blender instead of the agave.

Cantaloupe and Lime Juice
Makes 2 servings – approximately 12 ounces each


1 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon of amber agave


Place everything in the blender and puree until completely smooth. Serve cold.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving
Calories - 111.03
Calories From Fat (5%) - 5.12

Total Fat - 0.61g
Saturated Fat - 0.15g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 46.3mg
Potassium - 784.43mg
Total Carbohydrates - 27.76g
Fiber - 4.12g
Sugar - 22.53g
Protein - 2.61g


This is a nice simple and quick fruit juice. The flavor of this recipe is predominantly cantaloupe with lime being a subtle background note. If you are a fan of melon this is a different way to serve the fruit. I really like having a juice option that contains 4 grams of fiber in a serving.

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