The cantaloupe was perfect all around except for one little soft spot. I cut that out, chopped up the rest and stuck it in the fridge for the next day.
This is creamy, delicious and so absolutely yummy. Amaressa and I downed all this smoothie today and now I'm wishing for another cantaloupe. This is also great as popsicles or use canned coconut milk to make it into an ice cream. Also feel free to use coconut water instead of the milk to replace electrolytes naturally.
The chamomile was given to me by a great friend. I'm so glad to have some chamomile in my apothecary again!
For this recipe, I added white chia seeds. This does nothing for flavor but adds extra nutrients including Omega-3. You can feel free to add a tablespoon of flax meal or omit altogether.
Chamomile + Cantaloupe Smoothie
1 1/2 c non dairy milk (I used coconut but almond and rice work just as well)
3 c cantaloupe, chopped in large pieces
1 T chamomile flowers, dried*
1 T white chia seeds (optional)
Pinch of salt, to bring out the sweetness
Handful of ice
*If you happen to be lucky enough to have fresh chamomile, use 2 T fresh. See below where to buy chamomile flowers if you don't grow your own.
You can buy chamomile flowers from Mountain Rose Herbs or amazon or your local health food store. Below is a link for organic chamomile sold on amazon.