Sunday, August 21, 2011

Creamsicle Smoothie

Yesterday I tried out a new smoothie combination - cantaloupe and banana.  I used both fresh and frozen cantaloupe to make it easier to blend.  The bananas were, of course, frozen.  I was just going to use those two ingredients but at the last minute decided to add a little almond milk and a handful of ice cubes.  The result was an ultra creamy mixture that was reminiscent of another flavor I vaguely remembered.  I couldn't quite put my finger on it at first but then it hit me.  Creamsicle!  Granted, it's been years since I've had a creamsicle so maybe my taste buds don't remember it quite right but that's what I can best liken it to.  I made it after my morning run and it was a very refreshing way to cool off and recover.

If you'd like a sweeter smoothie, add a little agave or use sweetened almond milk.  I thought it was perfect without either but it depends on the ripeness of the melon.  This recipe makes a very large serving - possibly 2 servings - but I don't mess around and make skimpy smoothies!  It would, however, be very easy to cut in half for a smaller size.  

I had an unexpected visitor right when I poured this so the picture was taken after it sat for about 5 minutes.  It wasn't so melty-looking at first!

Banana Cantaloupe Smoothie - a.k.a. "Creamsicle Smoothie"
(printable recipe)


1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 cup fresh cantaloupe chunks
1 cup frozen cantaloupe chunks
2 frozen bananas, cut into chunks
Handful of ice cubes


First blend almond milk and cantaloupe chunks (both fresh and frozen).  Then add bananas and ice and blend until creamy.

Makes 1 large smoothie.

Do YOU think this tastes like a creamsicle?


  1. Hey, I think that the melty look is a very enticing one indeed! That sounds fantastic... And since I usually think of orange when I'm fixing for a creamsicle, I might just have to try this with orange juice in place of the almond milk.

  2. Ooh, that's a great idea! Let me know how it turns out. You might want to add a little bit of milk, though, for the creaminess and that little bit of vanilla flavor. Or maybe some vanilla extract.

  3. And I just corrected the recipe to 1/2 cup almond milk, not 1/4. So you could do 1/4 almond milk, 1/4 orange juice.

  4. Now you need to work on a chocolate/orange flavored concoction