This Minty Melon Smoothie is a healthy green smoothie packed with nutrients for a quick breakfast. Kale, melon, and cucumber, with just a hint of peppermint.
Green smoothies are the best. They're my go-to healthy breakfast. They're an easy way for me to start my day with tons of greens, fresh fruit and veggies, they're perfect in the summer and they're so dang refreshing.
I'm all about creaminess with my smoothies. I like thick smoothies that I can slurp through a straw. Or that I can eat with a spoon. Even better if they can hold up with a little granola on top. For some reason, they are just more satisfying that way and I find them way more filling.
Today's Minty Melon Smoothie is not only the perfect texture, but it's also a really unique and fun flavor combo. It's light, healthy and a great way to use up some summer produce that might be hanging around!
Ultimate Green Smoothie Formula
My smoothies always start with a similar base – a combo that I really love – and probably doesn't seem that new to you:
- Spinach / Kale
- Frozen veg
- Frozen fruit
- Seeds (flax and/or chia usually)
- Protein Powder
- & a healthy fat
But lately, I've started experimenting with different spices too. With cinnamon and nutmeg as my preferred combo, it was time I started to branch out a little (especially with fall being right around the corner and this combo is in everything!).
I started slow, with ginger, cocoa and vanilla, but have slowly been moving in a riskier direction. Now I'm using things like basil, mint and almond extract, and you know what? It's delicious!
My Mint Melon Smoothie Ingredients
I'll admit, this green smoothie was totally inspired by the farmer's market. There was so much amazing produce that I went a little overboard and then ended up with some things that were about to go bad. And that's precisely where this melon smoothie came to mind.
Here's what I was left with:
- fresh mint
I wasn't sure where it was going, but I tossed it into the blender with my favorite vanilla protein powder, a hint of cinnamon, half a banana and some flaxseed meal. WOAH. This smoothie is legit. So creamy, so summery, and it has the most vibrant green color!
This is the ultimate summertime smoothie! It makes a super refreshing afternoon snack and a perfect light breakfast. Hope you love it and much as I have been ????
More Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes:
- 6 Super Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes
- Healthy Smoothie Bowl Recipes
- Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
- Caramel Cashew Green Smoothie Bowl
- Green Apple Smoothie
- Hidden Veggie Pineapple Green Smoothie
- Mango Matcha Green Smoothie
Minty Melon Smoothie
- 2 cups spinach (or kale)
- 1/2 cup fresh mint
- 1 cup english cucumber
- 1 cup frozen cantaloupe
- 1/2 or whole banana
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup almond milk or milk of choice
- Ice as needed
- Spash of water as needed for desired consistency
- Add contents in a blender in the order of the recipe and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
- Garnish with mint and serve immediately.