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3-Ingredient Cantaloupe Strawberry Smoothie {vegan, Paleo}

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The perfect post-workout smoothie? You found it: my 3-Ingredient Cantaloupe Strawberry Smoothie ! It is vegan, Paleo, and has no added sugar.

cantaloupe straberry smoothie in a glass

A Perfect Post-Workout Smoothie

Say hello to a perfect, post-workout smoothie. Sure, you can slurp this any time of the day, but the combination of cantaloupe and strawberries is a slam-dunk after a tough cardio/aerobic workout (like the 6 am spin class I taught this morning).

Here’s why: What you eat after a workout really does matter.

Reach for Low-Fructose Fruits

In order for your body to recover and get the optimal benefits from your workout, reach for some high-quality protein and high-quality carbohydrates within an hour after your workout. Your blood sugar is lower after a tough bout of exercise, but you don’t want it to spike quickly with high-glycemic foods.

Cantaloupe and strawberries are considered low-fructose fruits, so they are great choices (not to mention delicious).

sliced cantaloupe and strawberries

Go Nuts for Almonds to Speed Recovery

For protein, I added a heaping tablespoon of natural almond butter. Packed with protein, health omega-3 fats, calcium, fats and B vitamins, almond butter/almonds will stave off hunger pangs and facilitate muscle recovery. The flavor, in combination with the fruits, is stellar, too.

jar of all natural almond butter with spoon coming out

My cantaloupe was super-sweet, so I didn’t add any other sweetener; go by taste when making yours, adding a bit of stevia, monkfruit or maple syrup to suit your taste.

overhead shot of cantaloupe strawberry smoothie

Power on, everyone!

cantaloupe strawberry smoothie in glass with straw

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3 ingredient Cantaloupe Strawberry Smoothie {vegan}


  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 2 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

The perfect post-workout smoothie? You found it: my 3-Ingredient Cantaloupe Strawberry Smoothie ! It is vegan, Paleo, and has no added sugar.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3/4 cup diced cantaloupe
  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter

Optional: sweetener of choice, such as stevia, honey, agave


Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add any additional sweetener as desired.

Notes

Protein Boost: You can boost the protein further by adding a scoop of your favorite plant-based protein powder.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: entire recipe
  • Calories: 165
  • Sugar: 16.3 g
  • Sodium: 61.6 mg
  • Fat: 8.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.3 g
  • Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: smoothie, 3 ingredients, no added sugar, vegan, paleo, almond butter, dairy free, cantaloupe, strawberries, post workout

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Paul

Thursday 3rd of April 2014

Made it using coconut yogurt. It is delicious, I've never used cantaloupe in a smoothie and it is great. Really good after my long ride this morning. Thanks!

Camilla

Thursday 3rd of April 2014

Coconut yogurt sounds like a great option, Paul!

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