Cantaloupe, Pineapple and Veggie Smoothie
Trying to eat more fruits and vegetables? This smoothie makes it easy to reach that goal with a glass chock-full of vitamins A and C. Coconut water adds an extra hydrating element and a dose of potassium.
2 cups cantaloupe, diced
1 cup pineapple, diced
2 cups spinach, washed
2 carrots, washed and diced
1–1½ cups coconut water*
2 T freshly squeezed lime juice
1 T agave
*Add more or less coconut water for desired consistency.
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and process for 30 seconds until smooth.
Cantaloupe and other orange melons are, like carrots, loaded with vitamin A—key in bone development and vision. In fact, one cup of cantaloupe contains about 40 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin A, and almost the full requirement of daily vitamin C, an important antioxidant supporting the immune system and formation of collagen. Cantaloupes are also rich in potassium, which helps control blood pressure.