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Cantaloupe Cooler

Cantaloupe Cooler

89 Ratings
89 Ratings
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Cantaloupe Cooler
Makes: 8 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Cool down in the heat with this fruit cooler. Refreshing orange juice mixed with sweet cantaloupe creates the perfect, easy-to-make drink! You can even get creative and use any fruit you please!

Ingredients

  • 1 cantaloupe (ripe)
  • 2 1/2 cups orange juice (cold)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (granulated)
  • ice (crushed)

Directions

1. Cut melon in half. Scoop out seeds, remove rind and discard. Cut melon into 1-inch cubes.
2. In blender or food processor, blend melon cubes with 1/2 cup orange juice until smooth.
3. Pour puree into pitcher and stir in the remaining orange juice and the sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
4. Pour into glasses filled with crushed ice.
 

Notes

For a new twist, try other melons or strawberries in place of the cantaloupe.
Learn more about:
- Oranges
- Cantaloupe

 

Source:

Celebrate Health with a Lowfat Fiesta
California Department of Health Services
​​​​​California Project LEAN

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 71
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 12 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 15 g
Added Sugars included 3 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 15 mg
Iron 0 mg
Potassium 339 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 71
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 15 g
Added Sugars included 3 g
Protein 1 g
Minerals
Calcium 15 mg
Potassium 339 mg
Sodium 12 mg
Copper 63 mcg
Iron 0 mg
Magnesium 17 mg
Phosphorus 24 mg
Selenium 0 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 124 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 64 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 2 mcg
Folate 38 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 10 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Fruits 3/4 cups

Write a review

Ripe cantaloupe and orange juice are sweet on their own. Why the added 2 tablespoons of sugar? Part of healthy eating is training our taste buds to enjoy and experience the natural sugars in fruits without adding extra sugars. I encourage you to cut out the added sugars in your recipes.
06/15/15
I haven't made this so shouldn't be commenting I guess, but why all the added sugar? Both OJ and cantaloupe are pretty sweet (I was just eating some at lunch, it was sooo wonderful). I could see a couple tsps. but 2 tbsps? I am a dietitian and not anti-sugar altogether, but it's a good experience to taste the food without added sugar and get used to not having everything sugared-up. Just sayin.'
06/15/15
Why add sugar? Fruit is naturally sweet - refined sugar is what we want to avoid!
06/15/15
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