The nutritional diversity of cantaloupe is perhaps its most overlooked health benefit! High in vitamins C, A, K, and a host of B’s as well as potassium, magnesium, and fiber, this Quick Coconut Cantaloupe Cooler gives you a clear, hydrated complexion and shiny hair. With a healthy, delicious beverage that gives you an overall feeling of wellness, how can you go wrong?
YIELDS: 8 cups
1⁄2 ripe cantaloupe, cut into small pieces
3 cups chilled water
2 cups chilled coconut water (or substitute aloe water)
1 lime, sliced into thin rounds
Mint for garnish
What you will need: cutting board, knife, food processor or blender (optional), juice pitcher
1.To Make: Divide your cut cantaloupe in half. Purée half of it in a food processor or blender, or smash it up with a fork. Add some of the water to the blender if necessary to achieve the purée. Put the cantaloupe purée into the pitcher. Mix in the water, coconut water, lime, and the rest of the cubed cantaloupe.
2.To Store: Store in the fridge and drink within 4 days.
3.To Use: Stir and serve immediately over ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.