Microbursts Melon Smoothie

from Super Healthy Kids

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I have got a delicious smoothie today from my friends Amy Roskelley and Natalie Monson at Super Healthy Kids. I met them at Driscoll's University in Monterey last year and we had so much fun. I just love what they're doing to help mothers make healthy food for their kids.

There are so many wonderful healthy recipes, tools, and meal plans to get more fruits and vegetables into children on their site.

This fabulous melon smoothie recipe comes from Amy's book 201 Healthy Smoothies & Juices For Kids. There are so many delicious nutrient dense drinks in this book using a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to keep things tasty and interesting for your children. There are also blending tips, time saving tricks, nutritional information, DIY staples, green tips, strategies for picky eaters, fun boosters, and more.

The smoothies and juices are divided into morning drinks, to go drinks, snacks, and fun dessert-style smoothies. The best part is every drink can be customized to your child's specific needs and preferences. This is my favourite smoothie and juice book for children.

There is quick and easily digestible information for building nutrient rich smoothies and juices and making them appealing for picky vegphobic kids. This book is a goldmine of information. I highly recommend it.

I've made many of the recipes. But, this melon blend is my favourite. It has a delicious flavour that is sweet on the front end with a beautiful spicy hit on the back end. Enjoy!

Find more delicious smoothie recipes in The Blender Girl Smoothies app

*Probiotic Powder - I add 1/2 teaspoon of probiotic powder to all smoothies to replenish stores of healthy bacteria for immunity, digestion, detox, and to balance the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and other sweeteners. The really potent probiotics require refrigeration. If you have capsules, break the shell and release the powder. Unsweetened probiotic-rich liquids like kefirs (water, coconut water, milk varieties) or kombucha make wonderful health-promoting additions to shakes, too.

*Celtic Sea Salt - I add a pinch (or more) of this alkalizing, mineral-rich salt to all smoothies to boost the natural flavor of fruits and veggies; temper the acidity of sweet fruits and sweeteners; stimulate the lymphatic system; replenish electrolytes; aid digestion; and help the body access energy. I do not recommend adding common table salt which is generally heated to extreme temperatures, iodized, bleached, processed, and refined. This salt does not have the same benefits. If you have a health condition that requires you to limit your sodium intake consult your doctor before adding salt to your smoothies.

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Microbursts Melon Smoothie

Microbursts Melon Smoothie

from Super Healthy Kids

Makes three 16-ounce glasses10 MINS
  • 1 cup (240ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional, see post)
  • 2 cups (300g) peeled and diced cantaloupe
  • 2 cups (300g) peeled and diced honeydew melon
  • 1 cup (14g) loosely packed arugula
  • 1 medium tangerine, peeled and segmented
  • 1/2 medium avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 (1/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 1/8 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • 1 cup (125g) ice cubes

Optional Boosters

Throw all of the ingredients into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and chilled.

Recipe adapted from Super Healthy Kids
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

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