Basic Banana-Cantaloupe Smoothie


If you have my dairy-free book, then you know of my passion for cool and creamy beverages, but some of the best smoothies contain just a few sweet and natural ingredients, like this one. You only need three ingredients (four if you count the ice), for this refreshing vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, optional nut-free, fat-free sweet summer cantaloupe smoothie recipe …

Basic Banana-Cantaloupe Smoothie
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This recipe is vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free (if using rice milk instead of almond milk), gluten-free (keep an eye on your milk alternative brand), soy-free (watch for soy lecithin in your milk alternative).
Serves: 1 big serving or 2 modest ones
  • ½ to 1 cup unsweetened or plain almond, rice, or soymilk (choose the one suited to your diet)
  • 1 ripe banana, small to medium in size
  • 1 cup ripe cantaloupe chunks, frozen
  • ½ cup ice (optional)
  1. Combine ½ cup of milk alternative, the banana, and cantaloup chunks into your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If too thick, add milk alternative to your desired consistency.
  3. Blend in the ice if you desire a frostier consistency.
Optional add-ins:
- If you don’t mind the color, toss in ½ to 1 cup of fresh spinach leaves. Spinach doesn’t touch the wonderful smoothie flavor, yet adds a good dose of nutrition.
- Ground flaxseeds, a tablespoon or two, for some of those great Omega-3’s and a little protein.
- Ground coconut, a tablespoon or two, for flavor and if you are a coconut for health fanatic like myself. (Adds a bit of fat too if you are concerned about the little ones not getting enough)

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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