Free Radical Fighting

Try this Free Radical Fighting Super Smoothie once you've moved beyond the beginning stages of green smoothies. Cantaloupes are a rich source of vitamin A (as beta-carotene) and vitamin C, which are important immunity and antioxidant vitamins. They also contain good levels of B vitamins and vitamin K. Blueberries rank the highest for antioxidants when it comes to fruit. And these tiny berries are full of vitamin C and fiber. Mint helps soothe your stomach and stimulates digestion of fats. Let's blend breakfast together!

Free Radical Fighting

Serves 2


  • 2 cups spinach, fresh
  • 1 sprig mint, fresh
  • 1 cup water, optional
  • 2 cups cantaloupe, ripe and rind removed
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 lime, fresh squeezed


Blend spinach, mint leaf and ripe cantaloupe until smooth. You do not need to add a liquid-base to this recipe because of the high water content in ripe cantaloupes. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again. * Use at least one frozen fruit to make the green smoothie cold.

54 Responses to “Free Radical Fighting”

  1. Nisha 1.24.2015 at 11:11 am #

    Do you guys use a juicer for these recipes? Or is a normal blender sufficient for most of them?

  2. Alma B. 1.15.2015 at 5:11 pm #

    I’m an absolute fan of this recipe. I love the mint flavor and the lime. It gives a refreshing taste. I left out the apple though cause I didn’t have it and use honey dew instead of melon. It’s delicious!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.15.2015 at 7:41 pm #

      Sounds FABULOUS!

  3. Sarah 1.1.2015 at 1:49 am #

    What would be a good substitute for apple? Will it ruin the smoothie if I just leave it out?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.1.2015 at 8:32 am #

      Sub in mango, pineapple, banana, cherries. :)

  4. Green Smoothie Fan 12.8.2014 at 11:15 am #

    Just now made this one – it’s purple and DEEEELISH!!! Yum!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 12.8.2014 at 3:04 pm #

      Glad you liked it! CHEERS!

  5. Shannon 8.25.2014 at 9:37 am #

    This smoothie has an interesting combination of ingredients that I never would have thought of putting together, and to be honest its actually quite good. I also added honeydew instead of cantaloupe like another reviewer had said; my melon wasnt all that ripe so I added half a cup of water to get it to blend. I do believe I like this smoothie, the flavors are very nice together! I also like how you guys write a little informative paragraph or so about what ingredients do what for you, very helpful, thank you in so many ways :)

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.26.2014 at 5:27 am #

      Hey Shannon!

      The world has so many great natural vitamins for us! :) Eat ’em up! :) Thanks for being a part of our SGS Community! :) YOU RAWk!

  6. Diane Byrd 7.18.2014 at 1:24 pm #

    I have wanted to get more vegetables and fruit into my diet. When a friend encouraged me to join the 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge, I thought here is my way to accomplish my goal. I am so glad I took the challenge. The smoothies are tastie! I feel lighter; better two weeks in. There is a great side affect from drinking the smoothies. I have started to loose weight. I understand that this is not a diet, but I love having the benefit of weight loss!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.26.2014 at 5:26 am #

      Wonderful to hear your success with green smoothies, Diane! Keep blending those leafy greens!

  7. Carolyn Kammeier 6.30.2014 at 9:18 am #

    I didn’t have cantaloupe this morning, so I substituted with honeydew – it was delicious!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 6.30.2014 at 12:49 pm #

      Great! YUM!

  8. Marian 3.9.2014 at 9:28 pm #

    I had everything but the lime :( Tastes good though!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 6.30.2014 at 12:50 pm #


  9. Marian 2.13.2014 at 4:15 am #

    When I blend this, how long before I have to drink it? Wondering if I can make the night before to take to work the next day.

    • Jadah and Jen 2.14.2014 at 7:57 am #

      Hi Marian!
      You can keep it up to two days in the fridge as long as it’s in a sealed container (like a jar)!

  10. Georgia wallace 1.27.2014 at 7:15 pm #

    P.S. I will watch my email for anti cancer. Cruciferous green smoothie. I forgot to check the 2 “notify me” when I submitted comment above. Sorry. Georgia wallace

  11. Georgia wallace 1.27.2014 at 7:13 pm #

    P.S. I will watch my email for anti cancer. Cruciferous green smoothie

  12. Georgia wallace 1.27.2014 at 7:12 pm #

    I just received “the simple green smoothie solution”. I am trying to reduce 2 small nodules in my right lung lobes that are too small to biopsy given they’re in a tangle of capillaries. Dr. Says 90 % chance they’re a metastasis from endometrial cancer treated 41/2 years ago. I am working to reduce my obesity and down 14 lbs since dec 4 ‘2013. Could you suggest an ANTICANCER GREEN CRUCIFEROUS SMOOTHIE? Thank you. I will try anything.

  13. Richard 1.3.2014 at 2:32 pm #

    I started blending about one month ago and I love the energy and weight loss due to the fibers. Juicing was good but I didn’t get the same benefits without the fibers. I am going to try this smoothie soon… Keep up the good work and cheers!

  14. Steph 12.9.2013 at 5:35 am #

    Hi! I am just starting green smoothies to try to improve my energy, overall health, and to lose weight. I was wondering about measuring the greens. Could I just weigh them instead of measuring by the cup (I am bad at estimating what a cup of spinach or kale looks like!). Love your site and thanks for all the good recipes to get me started!

    • Jadah and Jen 12.10.2013 at 12:10 pm #

      Hi Steph,
      You can weigh if you’d like… The cup measurements are approximate, though. Some people use a lighter amount of greens, while others pack them in. Either way is fine—it just depends on your preference :-)

  15. Sonja 11.30.2013 at 6:02 am #

    Is there something other than melons I can use? Melon upsets my stomach in a very painful way or should I just push through it and perhaps build a tolerance to it.

    • Jadah and Jen 12.2.2013 at 11:48 am #

      You might just want to try a different recipe :-) Since the melon takes up most of this smoothie, you would be pretty much changing the whole recipe by replacing it. Hope this helps!

  16. Elena 7.4.2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Yummm….just made that one, sooo delicious!!! One of my favourites now. Thank you girls :)

  17. Joan Bibby 6.21.2013 at 12:54 am #

    Hi: I’m new to this website and new to smoothie making. I’m interested in purchasing a smoothie maker to make drinks for my 6 yr old granddaughter and myself – please could you recommend a not too expensive strong smoothie maker (would this also take vegetables?). Many thanks.

  18. Marilee 4.30.2013 at 12:50 pm #

    Can these smoothies be used as a meal replacement or eaten with breakfast or as a snack?

    • Jadah and Jen 5.1.2013 at 8:32 am #

      They can be used as any of the above! If you are going to replace a lunch or dinner you may want to drink more than 16 oz. If you are used to larger portions for breakfast you may want to use more than 16 oz, too, otherwise you can drink a normal 16 oz serving. Do what is best for you and your body. Our advice? Don’t drink too much, but don’t drink too little :-) Hope this helps!

  19. Shauna 4.13.2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Just wondering is raspberries are a good replacement to blueberries?

    • Jadah and Jen 4.13.2013 at 9:04 pm #

      Sure! In theory… Anything can replace anything :-) We want you to feel free to swap out things you don’t like or don’t see as beneficial for things that you like and are good for you.

  20. Lyndsay 1.23.2013 at 3:58 am #

    Do you need to add any liquid (coconut water, almond milk, etc.) to this one? It doesn’t call for any in the recipe, but just checking to see if there may have been an omission!

    • Jen H 1.23.2013 at 6:55 pm #

      Hey Lindsay— the melon will give you enough liquid. Just make sure it’s ripe. :) I would blend the melon and the spinach together first until completely blended. Then add the berries, mint and lime.

  21. Amanda 1.15.2013 at 1:06 pm #

    I substituted canteloupe (called rockmelon in Australia) for papaya which we had in the fridge already and I also added ginger for extra soothing as I had a little birthday over indulgence yesterday! I named it the “Recovery” Tummy Soother!

  22. rico 1.14.2013 at 1:05 pm #

    how much lime juice are you supposed to add?

  23. angelia 1.2.2013 at 7:47 pm #

    I like my smoothie fresh but love the idea of having more serving do you keep yours in the freezer. I have a magic bullet so I make single servings

    • Jen H 1.3.2013 at 12:43 pm #

      When we have leftovers, we store it in the fridge in mason jars with lids. They stay fresh and are easy to grab and go later in the day.

      • Jennifer 4.26.2013 at 8:05 am #

        Can mason jars be frozen with smoothies in them?

      • Jen H 4.26.2013 at 6:22 pm #

        I freeze mason jars all the time— usually for freezer jams, Jennifer. For my smoothies, I store them in the fridge if I have leftovers. If you want to freeze your green smoothie in a mason jar, make sure to leave room for expansion and you should be good.

      • Jennifer 4.26.2013 at 8:07 am #

        Is it okay to freeze mason jars with smoothies in them?

  24. Neil Dewey 12.29.2012 at 7:19 pm #

    How much is a serving? This recipe has about “4-5 cups”…I might be able to get 12 ounces out of it down.. but being a diabetic, i do need to watch the sugars….So, serving size is….?

  25. Kasya 12.10.2012 at 7:34 pm #

    Hi there! I love this website so so much, it’s give me variations of different kind of smoothies I could make! I have a question though, how many servings the recipe will produce? Cause I dont like to have leftover smoothies.. Thanks!

    • Jen H 12.12.2012 at 2:19 pm #

      Hi Kasya. Our smoothie recipes make about 4-5 cups (32oz – 40oz). Jadah drinks at least 2 cups (16 oz) everyday in the morning as a breakfast meal replacement. Jen drinks hers for lunch or sometimes as a mid morning snack. Since green smoothies are full of fiber, they keep us both full for a while. If either of us needs afternoon pick-me-ups, we have been known to make another green smoothie later in the day instead of drinking a caffeinated beverage. If you don’t want leftovers, you can half the recipe. I’ve done that before and it works well. Glad you are enjoying the website. You should check out our blog where I shared my favorite homemade deodorant recipe— it’s amazing (as strange as that sounds, haha).

      • Sara 10.1.2013 at 9:59 pm #

        Thanking for posting it makes 32-40 oz so far most of my recipes have made 40. I was
        Wondering why I ended up with so much. I am enjoying them as part of my breakfast & afternoon snack so a little extra is great.

  26. Melanie 12.8.2012 at 7:28 am #

    I am so glad that I found your website and Facebook page. Happy Happy !!!!

  27. Andrea 11.28.2012 at 7:51 pm #

    Hi- are these smoothies or juice recipes? Wasn’t quite sure…. Thanks!

    • Jen H 11.29.2012 at 6:05 am #

      Hi Andrea— all our recipes are for smoothies. Blending and juicing both have amazing health benefits. We prefer blending (smoothies) because it’s an easier lifestyle habit to adopt and maintain because of the ease of use when it comes to prepping and cleaning up. And you get tons of fiber and other nutrients when you use the entire fruits and veggies. Not much waste with green smoothies. Hope you enjoy!

  28. ilovepink 11.25.2012 at 9:33 pm #

    you guys should post more smoothie recipes these look really good i cant wait to try them soon

  29. rosita 11.8.2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Awesome gotta try this one, I never thought about putting mint in my smoothie.

    • Jen H 11.8.2012 at 3:08 pm #

      Let us know what you think of it Rosita. I have even added basil to my smoothies before— some days I just need that unexpected flavor twist.

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