Tuesday, August 16, 2011

fruit milk

The famous and delicious Colorado Rocky Ford cantaloupes grown just 162.90 miles away are in season now. Sometimes I make cantaloupe milk. It is heaven, if you like cantaloupe. All the fiber stays in and the air whipped up in there makes it sort of thick and frothy.


 cantaloupe milk

Scoop out the cantaloupe directly into the blender or into a tall cup if using an immersion blender, like I do. Blend it up. The same treatment can be used on other melons, as well. Blend and drink in basically one motion because it will separate and begin to break down pretty fast.


Lots of orange in my life lately.

Also posted at Food Renegade.

11 comments:

deanna7trees said...

orange. yes. the color i'm learning to love. it's taking time but i'm getting there. and i love cantaloupe. wonder how it would be frozen and then whipped up like a smoothy...maybe with some strawberries and bananas.

Marie said...

orange is a good thing. Cantaloupe is so fresh and nothing says Summer like cantaloupe and watermelon!
I have always heard "eat it alone or leave it alone" when it comes to melons. In other words do not mix it with other foods. Have you ever heard that?

Marie said...

p.s. I just bought my first watermelon for this season today. It was finally down to $4 instead of $7.

woman with wings said...

Deanna, that's right, your bright & beautiful piece has orange, too -- I once heard a quilting teacher say that every quilt should have a little orange in it.

I might try frozen cantaloupe sometime, too, it will just be thicker like a milkshake! Oh, wonderful summer with sweet juicy fruit, now's the time!

woman with wings said...

Marie, I think, in general, it's true about fruit being digested better when eaten alone on an empty stomach. Hadn't known about melon being eaten separate from other fruit...I wouldn't doubt it if someone has digestive issues though. Haven't gotten a watermelon yet, yum! Pricey, aren't they!?

Nancy said...

I'm adding my feather to a wonderful piece of orange fabric! And I am not usually an orange person!! Go figure :)

woman with wings said...

Nancy, hey, it must be in the air -- look forward to seeing your feather on orange!!

liniecat said...

Must try this, hadnt thought to smoothie it! Sounds and looks yummy

woman with wings said...

Lyn, if you like cantaloupe, you will love it. It's sort of weird to drink down half a cantaloupe just like that, but oh-so worth it!

Bethany said...

Do you use the seeds? I have heard of cantaloupe seed milk, made with all the pulp, but you said you use the whole fruit. I have made the seed milk, but wasn't crazy about it unless I was severely dehydrated - someday I'll try again. Maybe it is good with salt.

woman with wings said...

Hi Bethany! I scoop out the seeds before making this. I don't know about using fruit seeds in a drink but they'd probably need to be soaked before using, the same as with wheat, nuts, and other seeds to destroy phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors.