Nectarine, Cantaloupe & Orange Smoothie
Go orange with this ice-cold refreshing nectarine, cantaloupe and orange smoothie that’s ready in minutes.
Whether it’s flip flops or fuzzy slippers weather, a smoothie makes a refreshing snack or dessert.
Smoothies are especially delicious when made with enough ice so that it’s really really cold down to the very last sip.
The vibrant colors of fruit make smoothies look so appetizing too.
In this smoothie, the combination of nectarine, cantaloupe, orange and banana has a sweet and rich flavor.
And there’s also shredded coconut which adds more flavor and texture to the mix.
About the Order of Ingredients:
A rule of thumb is that liquids and soft ingredients go in first, and the harder ingredients go in last.
So, for example to the blender jar,
- First, add liquids such as juice, water or milk
- Second, add soft ingredients like yogurt, fresh (unfrozen) cut fruit and berries, or honey
- Then add items such as frozen cut fruit and berries, vegetables or nuts
- Lastly add the ice
When blending a smoothie, to avoid an air pocket from forming by the blade in the blender jar, there needs to be a good balance between the liquid and frozen ingredients (including ice).
For best results, serve this smoothie right away while ice cold.
Let’s check out the ingredients.
Ripe nectarine, cantaloupe, orange, banana; and plain yogurt, honey, fresh lemon juice, shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened), water and ice
HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.
In a blender jar…
…cut pieces of nectarine…
…cut pieces of orange…
…and cut pieces of cantaloupe.
…add shredded coconut…
Add the banana (don’t be like me and forget to add the banana when adding in the fruit).
…blend on the smoothie setting…
…until smooth and creamy.
TIP – If the mixture is too thick to blend, add in more water a little at a time.
Do a taste test and add more honey if needed.
Serve right away…
…while ice cold.
Garnish with shredded coconut (optional).
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Nectarine, Cantaloupe and Orange Smoothie
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water if the mixture is too thick, a little more water may be needed
- 1 tablespoon honey or add to taste
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- 1 ripe nectarine (chilled if possible) fruit cut from seed in large pieces, skin on
- 2 cups cut pieces (medium size) of a ripe cantaloupe (equals about a little more than a quarter of a medium to large size cantaloupe)
- 1 ripe banana peeled
- 1 medium size orange (Navel or Valencia) peeled (seeds removed if applicable) and cut into chunks
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
- 2 cups crushed ice
- In a blender jar, add fresh lemon juice, water, honey, plain yogurt, cut pieces of nectarine, cut pieces of cantaloupe, banana, cut pieces of orange, shredded coconut and crushed ice.
- Blend on the smoothie setting until smooth and creamy. If the mixture is too thick, add more water a little at a time.
- Do a taste test and add (pulse in) more honey if needed.
- Serve right away while ice cold. Garnish with shredded coconut (optional).
- Since the juiciness of the fruit can vary, if the mixture is too thick, add more water a little at a time.
- A rule of thumb is that liquids and soft ingredients go in first, and the harder ingredients go in last. So for example to the blender jar - First add liquids, second add soft ingredients like yogurt, honey, berries and fresh cut fruit (unfrozen); then add frozen fruit and berries, vegetables or nuts; and lastly, add the ice.
- When blending a smoothie, to avoid an air pocket from forming by the blade in the blender jar, there needs to be a good balance between the liquid and frozen ingredients (including ice).