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


Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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 #

      Great!

  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)!

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