Cantaloupe Drink

Blanca also prepared a drink for the Mexican feast.  You wont believe what it’s made of.

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It is made of the seeds and pulps of a cantaloupe.  Cantaloupe is in season in late spring and summer in North America.

The following is extracted from wikipedia:

Cantaloupe originated in India and Africa.  It was first introduced to North America by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World in 1494.

Cantaloupe are a source of Polyphenol antioxidant, chemicals which are known to provide certain health benefits to the cardiovascular system and immune system.  These chemicals are known to regulate the formation of nitric oxide, a key chemical in promoting health of the endothelium and prevention of heart attacks.  Cantaloupes also are an excellent source of vitamin C and beta carotene.

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The Cantaloupe Drink is a refreshing and fragrant Cantaloupe Drink.  It is the perfect cooling drink for the hot summer.  According to the Chinese, cantaloupe has a very cooling effect to the body.

Ingredients

  • Seeds and pulp scrapped out of a cantaloupe
  • water
  • sugar to taste

Instructions

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Cut open a cantaloupe and scoop out the seeds and pulp.

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Just add water and blend.

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Sweetened with sugar to taste.

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Strain the blended cantaloupe drink to remove the seeds.  Here you have a very refreshing drink using something that we normally tossed away.  Brilliant.

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Blanca, thank you so much for sharing your Mexican culinary skills in the South Arm Community Kitchen.  The above Mexican feast is an exciting experience for many in the kitchen.

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  1. Wow! It sounds like a really frugal idea. Were there any woody bits in the juice?

  2. Oh so you used the seeds and pulp part to make the drink???

  3. Cantaloupes are actually very good source of potassium on the same level as bananas.

  4. I tried this because it sounded so crazy! What a great idea to make a nutritious drink instead of chucking it.

    I put it in a smoothie with a banana and blueberries and some of the actual cantaloupe, plus ice and a little milk.

    I served it to the kids (we had a crowd that day) and they all liked it.

    Today, I cut up a cantaloupe for breakfast and made it again. The trick is to blend it for awhile. I didn’t have to strain anything out. Blend for a full minute. I have a pretty good blender so that might help. I’ll definitely make this whenever I have cantaloupe.

    1. PS I didn’t tell the kids what was in it!

  5. Very delicious & super easy….new summer favorite!!!

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