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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cantaberry Smoothie


Well...here's that smoothie I mentioned I was tinkering with, when my mom made that caramelized plantains in shaved ice. Two fruits I thought that wouldn't taste good together in a smoothie. Strawberries and cantaloupe. I had that big question mark on my shoulder. Have you seen that commercial where the person enters a hardware store with a small question mark that gets bigger and bigger as they go through, not finding what they need? I felt kind of like that.

So I blend this concotion together. I added a tiny bit of sugar to give a bit of sweetness, but not too much and a lot of ice. It was particularly hot that day. To my surprise, I was worried about nothing. Oh boy, was I wrong. This was so good and refreshing that I had two tall glasses of it back to back. I felt like a water balloon was inside me.

Sometimes I make too much and I put the rest in a glass in the freezer that way I can have it later It's even better frozen. If it frozen solid, let it defrost in the fridge in the morning and by the afternoon I have myself a slushy.



Canteberry Smoothie

1 dozen strawberries
2 c cantaloupe
3 tsp sugar
lots of ice

Blend all ingredients together until smooth.

31 comments:

Heavenly Housewife said...

I'll bet it was good. Pass one over to the housewife daaaahling. :D

♥peachkins♥ said...

This is very refreshing and I love both cantaloupe and strawberries..

Leela said...

Cantaloupe and strawberries - what's not to like? I like the name of this smoothie -- sounds very British. For some reason, I kept thinking of the Bishop of Canterbury ... :)

Miakoda said...

It's a beautiful combination. I remember the utter joy and deliciousness I felt when I first combined watermelon and muskmelon. Sometimes two things come together and just blow your mind! :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I like the name! :) The combination looks & sounds great.

Teanna said...

You are the smoothie QUEEN! I absolutely love it!

pigpigscorner said...

I've never paired those 2 but sounds like a good combo! ahhh...I can have a glass right now!

the ungourmet said...

I love this combination! Great idea!

I bet it would be great sweetened with a little honey too.

Bye, gotta go pick up a cantaloupe! :P

Pam said...

This looks and sounds so refreshing and tasty. Mmmmm.

girlichef said...

cantaberry....cute! Sounds so refreshing...sadly, I don't like cantaloupe, but I bet hubby & daughter would gulp it down fast :D

Zeee said...

wow Jenn! that looks really good and refreshing! perfect for the heat we're having here in LA!

Justin said...

i feel like i've said this kind of thing before on your blog--i'm not a huge fan of cantaloupe, but this looks pretty darned good

The Duo Dishes said...

You are definitely a fan of your smoothies! Looks quite refreshing. Would be nice to try with honeydew.

Alta said...

Oooh, I bet that IS good! Sounds wonderful!

Jenn said...

HH: Sure.

Peachkins: ;-)

Leela: LOL. I almost thought of it as Canterbury Tales.

Miakoda: Ooo...muskmelon. I must try that.

Andrea: Thanks.

Teanna: hehe...

Pigpigscorner: Refreshingly good ain't it?

Ungourmet: Honey would be great in this.

Pam: ;-)

girlichef: Theyd' definitely like this.

Zeee: But that summer heat, right?

Justin: Maybe this will change your mind about cantaloupe.

Duo Dishes: Honeydew would go great with this.

Alta: Thanks.

Reeni♥ said...

I like this combo. I always get so stuffed from smoothies too. The name sounds so fancy.

ValleyWriter said...

I kept thinking Canterbury Tales, too. Maybe for your next version, you could add some edible cattails and call it a Cantaberry Tail Smoothie :-P

Jenn said...

Reeni: hehe...Thanks.

ValleyWriter: Oooo..good one. I'd hve to add that next time.

burpandslurp said...

I have both fruits at home! I'm blending this for my bro...he loves slushies and smoothies and stuff!

Diana said...

This made me think of the frozen virgin daiquiries my dad used to make us as kids. So good! Though I don't think he ever used cantaloupe in them!

5 Star Foodie said...

Another fabulous smoothie combo to try! Love it!

Diana H said...

A little bit of rum and you have a daiquiri!

Jenn said...

burpandslurp: Your bro will love this.

Diana: it's very similar to daquairies. I want one right now.

5 Star: ;-)

Diana H: Yes, indeed!

Michelle @ No Time to Weight said...

Looks delicious! Maybe this recipe would make me love cantaloupe more? (It's one of those fruits that I keep trying and trying yet it still can't win me over. Someday my taste buds might come around :-)

Phyllis said...

Haha- I thought 'canteberry' was a possible WFW topic when I first clicked on your post! Your smoothie looks delish, but once again I'll have to take your word for it (stupid melon allergy!)

Tangled Noodle said...

This is why I need to check out your posts as soon as I see your tweets - I just finished the last of my cantaloupe! Good reason to go out and get some more, though!

Jenn said...

Michelle: It's possible

Phyllis: LOL

Tangeled Noodle: Hurry go buy more so you can make this.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

You make the best smoothies! This looks delicious:)

Jenn said...

Nutmeg: Thanks.

nora@ffr said...

perfect drink for this summer :) soo refreshing and delish :)

Jenn said...

Nora: thanks.

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