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5 Recipes For Potassium-Rich Fresh Melon Smoothies

Melon. In a smoothie. It was something I hadn't considered before, mainly due to my penchant for devouring fresh melon before it ever lingered long enough to make a date with my immersion blender. But I wised up: I now buy twice as much melon and save half for breakfast the next day. How can I deny myself something so potassium-rich, energizing and refreshing as a smoothie fragrant with honeydew, cantaloupe, or watermelon?

Simple Cantaloupe Smoothie

Photo by lutzflcat 

Cucumber-Honeydew Smoothie

"What a wonderful light, refreshing and yummy drink. Had it with a slice of toast for breakfast and it absolutely made my day." — Isabela14

Melon Smoothie

"Good stuff. I used bottled lime juice and frozen melon balls. As a result, my smoothie was slushy and thick. Yum." — iheartnitz

Cantaloupe Frenzy

"I just made it for a light dessert...light, refreshing, and really nourishing as well. This would make a great treat for brunch." — CYBERSTU

Lean Green Smoothie

"WOW! This was much different than the usual fruit-sweet and hearty green drinks. It had a more delicate, bizarre touch to the flavors that I REALLY LIKED." — Sam Nemati

Simple Cantaloupe Smoothie

"Used vanilla Greek yogurt (which I had on hand), added a few more ice cubes, and ended up with a really creamy breakfast smoothie." — lutzflcat


  • Like any fruit-based concoction, your melon smoothie will only be as tasty as the melon you've selected. Check out these tips. If you've selected a total dud, add a bit more sugar or honey.
  • If your melon separates from the rest of your smoothie, reunite the ingredients by blending with a splash of half-and-half or coconut milk.
  • Using fresh lime juice? Here's how to wring the most juice from even the stingiest limes.


Happy blending!

About Karen Gaudette Brewer

Karen Gaudette Brewer came into this world craving salmon; thinks orange zest is the best smell in the world; and never met a green chile chicken casserole she didn't like. She's the author of the book "Seafood Lover's Pacific Northwest" and a longtime food writer. Connect with her on Twitter and see what's for dinner: @nwfoodette.