A simple and healthy dessert, made with the simplest ingredients is all you need some evenings regardless if you're eighty-something or twenty-something. Try a new recipe this weekend, such as this delicious cantaloupe coconut shake. We suggest only make this recipe with summer ripe cantaloupes! No conference cantaloupes allowed, aka the ones that are practically white and hard and tasteless. The combination leaves you with a purely tropical, smooth and creamy treat that has much more flavor depth than you would expect from only two ingredients.
Even though this popular melon is 90 percent water, it's still packed with refreshingly rich flavor—for just 56 calories per cup. One cup of cantaloupe also provides 103.2 percent of the daily value for vitamin A. Cantaloupes and other summer melons serve as the quintessential take-along snack for summer picnics and barbeques. Their high water content helps ward off dehydration and combat the heat while their refreshing taste provides a guilt-free, low maintenance dessert for kids and adults alike. The mildly sweet and juicy flavor of cantaloupe makes it a perfect fruit for even the pickiest palates.
Eating fruits like cantaloupe are beneficial for your hair because they contain vitamin A, a nutrient required for sebum production, which keeps hair moisturized and healthy. Vitamin A is also necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair. Adequate intake of vitamin C is needed for the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair. One cup of diced cantaloupe provides 97% of daily needs for vitamin C.Cantaloupe also contributes to overall hydration, which is vital for having healthy looking skin and hair. You can even use it as a hair conditioner! Mash together cantaloupe chunks and avocado, smooth onto hair and leave on for 10 minutes to replenish moisture and add shine.
- 1 cubed cantaloupe (must be in season and ripe), chilled
- 1/3 coconut milk
- Top with toasted coconut chips
- Scoop and remove seeds.
- Cube cantaloupe and remove from rind.
- Add coconut and cantaloupe to a blender. Puree.
- Serve in a glass and top with coconut chips or shredded coconut.