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Sprouts in the Hood

Sprouts in the Hood
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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Iced Cantaloupe Smoothy with Cardamom

Cantaloupe and Cardamom Smoothie
My furniture, kitchen supplies and other personal items are finally here after a six week journey from New York City to New Mexico.  It feels good to have my tools for cooking once again.

This summer morning, I used my blender and a freshly picked cantaloupe to make an iced smoothy for breakfast.  A dash of cardamom powder gives a little added sweetness to the drink's flavor.  Using powdered nonfat milk made my beverage creamy and satisfying without the added calories.

Recipe for Cantaloupe and Cardamom Smoothie: 


1 cup cantaloupe, chopped
1/2 cup ice
3-4 tablespoons powdered nonfat milk, (I use Organic Valley nonfat milk)
1/8 teaspoon cardamom, powdered
1 sprig of mint

Place ingredients together into a blender and blend until texture is a little smooth and a little crunchy from ice.  Add a splash of green with a sprig of mint for a garnish.