Canteloupe nut smoothie
Canteloupe is available all year round, but again is best from June to August. One of the cheaper and smaller melons, at about £1.20 each, and containing about 4g sugar per 100g, it can be more desirable to buy.
I made this drink as an experiment, because I had some leftover canteloupe that needed eating. We are all guilty of buying a melon, putting it in the fruit bowl then forgetting about it, or just not really knowing what to do with it. So, I thought I would put it in a drink and see what it tasted like. I was not disappointed!
Makes about 500ml, suitable for 2-4 servings.
2 slices cantaloupe melon (just less than 1/4 of a whole melon)
100ml cashew milk, or other plant-based milk
1 tbsp almond nut butter, or other nut butter (peanut is not the best here, I don't think)
1 tbsp cherry juice concentrate*
ice to serve
Blend all the ingredients in a blender/smoothie maker and drink straight away. Due to the texture, it is not as good as the 'watermelon refresher' to put in the freezer.