Melon and Ginger Morning Smoothie
When melons are in season, sometimes I can’t enjoy them fast enough and they become overripe and watery. When this happens, I chop them up and freeze them in about 1 cup portions so that I can use them in smoothies at another time. This subtle smoothie doesn’t hit you with a strong sweet taste but rather a more subtle and delightful flavor from the ginger, cardamom and cinnamon.
  • ½ can coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 cup ripe musk melon or cantaloupe
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 raw pasture raised egg (optional)
  1. Combine all in a blender or in a tall quart container with an immersion blender. (I use the second method because it’s a little easier to clean up).  Pour and enjoy.
Recipe by Sustainable Dish at