Carrot and Cantaloupe Smoothies

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By Vickypee  I  Updated on April 24, 2024

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Choose Your Carrots

Carrots, one of the sweetest of all the root vegetable. Most garden-variety carrots are orange in color, but can also be purple, white, black and red variety. And they come in an array of shapes and size and but they all taste the same. Carrots make an appearance in every kind of food, from breakfast to dessert and everything in between.

Choose fresh carrot are orange in color.

Carrots are probably enjoyed most often in their purest form than in any other way, peeled and grated on raw. They can be eaten whole, sliced diced, shredded to make smoothies, salads, top with yogurt, or pressed to make delicious juice.

With the exception of carrot juice, raw carrots, the sweetness of carrot pairs well with the sweet members of their plant family including lemon, lime. The sweetness of carrots can be enhanced with honey and orange or balance by an acid such as lemon juice, lime juice and yogurt.

Pick For Sweetness

Fortunately the carrots are everywhere, you buy in the store is a pale shadow of those you pick yourself. We pick out carrots that are firm with smooth skin to the touch. And brighter colors indicate fresher carrots. Or pick out carrots with deep and uniform coloring, such as orang, purple, yellow, white, red. Find the carrot with straight shapes, without too many cracks, splits, or roots. Avoid carrots that are soft, limp, or shriveled, as they are sings of decay or dehydration. If you see carrots with their leafy tops still attached, make sure the greens are bright and not wilted. This shows the carrots are fresh and have not lost much moisture.

How to Store Carrots

We keep the fresh carrots in the refrigerator. If the carrots have greens attached, remove and store separately or discard. Store carrots, unwashed, in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 2 to weeks

Store carrots in the freezer. If you want to store them for longer than a few months. However, you’ll need to blanch them, boiling them briefly and then plunging them into ice water. This will deactivate the enzymes that cause the carrots to lose their flavor, color, and texture. After blanching, drain the carrots, and pack them in freezer bag or container with date label.

How To Use Raw

Trim and peel carrots. Shave as cube, or grate on the large holes of box grater, or cut into matchsticks with a sharp knife. Carrots can be peeled into strips using a vegetable peeler. Toss with olive oil, vinegar or citrus juice, and salt and pepper, and top with chopped fresh herbs such as basil, mints, or parsley. Add chopped toasted nuts, such as walnuts, or fresh cheese, such as feta.

Flavor pairings for carrots and cantaloupe smoothie recipe: You can play up grated carrot with sugary fruit like cantaloupes, and balanced it with orange and yogurt. Most carrots pair nicely with sugary ingredients, which bring out their flavors with acids.

Buy the Best Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is a fruit that belongs to the melon family. It has a tan-green rind with a spiderweb like pattern and a sweet, orange flesh Cantaloupe is also known as sweet melon in different parts of the world.

Cantaloupe rich in water and minerals. It is low in calories but high in fiber which can help you feel full and manage your weight. You can enjoy cantaloupe fresh, frozen dried, or in jam, juices, or smoothies. You can also add it to your salad, cereals, yogurt.

Choose A Ripe Cantaloupe Is A great Way For Making Smoothies?

Choosing a ripe cantaloupe can be tricky, but there’re some tips that can help you pick the best one. Here are some of the things you should look for when selecting a cantaloupe.

Choose a ripe cantaloupe for smoothie.Cut cantaloupe in chunks.
  1. Color: A ripe cantaloupe should have a creamy yellow, beige, or sandy gold rind. If the rind is predominantly green, it’s not quite ready.
  2. Texture: A ripe cantaloupe should have raised edges on the webbing on the skin, which indicate that the fruit is sweet and juicy. Avoid melons that have smooth or flat webbing, as they may be bland or unripe.
  3. Stem: A ripe cantaloupe should have an inverted stem at the end where it was attached to the vine, similar to a belly bottom. If the stem is still attached or has rough edges, it means that the melon was picked too early and may not be rip.
  4. Sound: A ripe cantaloupe should make a low, solid sound when you tap it lightly with your fingers. If it sound hollow or high-pitched, it may be overripe or underripe.
  5. Smell: A Rip cantaloupe should have a sweet and fruity aroma, especially at the blossom end (the opposite end from the stem). If it doesn’t smell at all, it’s likely not ripe yet. If it smells too strong or fermented, it may be overripe.

By following these tips, you can choose a ripe cantaloupe that’s delicious and nutritious. You can enjoy it fresh, frozen for making carrot and cantaloupe smoothies recipe. You can also add it to your salads, yogurt, or cereals.

Use yogurt and orange juice.

How Can I Store A Ripe Cantaloupe?

A ripe cantaloupe can be store in many ways, depending on how long you want to keep it and how you want to use it. Here are 3 methods for storing a ripe cantaloupe.

  1. Refrigerating: You can store a whole ripe cantaloupe in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Wrap it in plastic wrap or place it in a sealed container to prevent it from absorbing odors or losing moisture. You can also store sliced or cubed cantaloupe in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Wrap the slice in plastic wrap or store the cubes in an airtight container line with paper towels. Add some lemon juice to the cut pieces to prevent browning and preserve freshness.
  2. Freezing: You can store cantaloupe in the freezer for up to 6 months. Wash and cut the cantaloupe into sliced or cubes, and pat them dry. Then spread them on a baking sheet in a singer layer and freeze them until firm. Transfer them to a freezer bag or an airtight container and label them with the date of freezing. Frozen cantaloupe is great for smoothies and desserts.
  3. Preserving: You can preserve cantaloupe by making jams, jellies, sauce, or syrups. You will need to cook the cantaloupe with sugar and other ingredients, and the store them in sterilized jars or bottles. This will extend the shelf life of the cantaloupe and enjoy it in different recipes.


Carrot and Cantaloupe Smoothies


Makes 2 Servings
  • 3 cups cubed cantaloupe frozen
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ⅔ cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

How to Blend:

Even the strongest blenders benefit from a bit of liquid to give them a head start. And less powerful ones definitely need liquid to help them blend. Milk of any variety works well. Remember that the order you add ingredient s to the blender is important: 

  1. Add lime juice, orange juice (This helps the blender blades break through hard frozen fruit.
  2. Add yogurt next to ensure they are well blended the liquid.
  3. Add frozen cantaloupe
  4. Add grated carrot
  5. Add orange Zest
  6. Pulse a few times, then puree until smooth, scraping down the side as necessary.
  7. Add more water or milk to reach your desire consistency.

Notic the mixture struggling to move, dial back the speed slightly to let it catch up.

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