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Cantaloupe Cooler

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Cantaloupe Cooler
En Español

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(103 votes)
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  • Makes: 8 servings

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:

Source: California Department of Health Services, Celebrate Health with a Lowfat Fiesta
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 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 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 10 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

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Great recipe. I have used it with both the Senior Citizens and the Schools. I have had great comments from both of them.
The only issue I had was the seeds it was really a painn and very messy to do, but other than that I loved the recipe!!

Not diabetic friendly

This recipe does not include carb counts and is not diabetic friendly using sugar.
I wouldn't add sugar. Will stck to fresh orange juice!!!
Why add sugar? Fruit is naturally sweet - refined sugar is what we want to avoid!