Okay, so I know a lot of people blog about smoothies and everyone has a recipe or two that they love. Personally I'm addicted to smoothies all year round and I love experimenting with flavors. I have my favorites, but this recipe is the best smoothie I've ever made. It should win a smoothie award, if there is such a thing. What made this smoothie different from others is that it included ginger root, which I was a bit nervous adding. I love ginger in recipes, but in a smoothie?! I realize now that as long as you have a balance of sweet and creamy, you can't go wrong with adding ginger. Don't hesitate, just try, you will be pleasantly surprised! Without further wait, I present...
Mango-Melon Ginger Smoothie
1 cup frozen cantaloupe
1/2 cup frozen mango
1/2 cup of soy milk
1 medium banana
1/2 tsp of grated ginger
Throw it all in a blender and blend it up! This serves 1 person :)
You end up with a sweet, tangy, creamy smoothie. The sweetness from the cantaloupe and mango really balance the creaminess of the banana and soy milk. Then you get hit with a nice kick of ginger that is not overwhelming at all. If it was overwhelming my 4 year old wouldn't have gone near this smoothie. Check it out...We smile a lot when we drink smoothies!
I had to make another batch because he wanted his very own smoothie in his special smiley face cup. He gobbled up his and half of mine!
Then he insisted he take a picture of me this morning with my Mango-Melon Ginger smoothie!
Yum what a great start to our day!