Canteloupe Orange Juice Kale Smoothie

Hey there!

I recently started getting fresh local produce delivered and it has been quite an inspiration. Ordinarily I don’t buy canteloupe, but one came in this week’s grocery box so I thought why not put it in a smoothie? And it turned out great.

I experimented with the first half, and used the second half for my tutorial. I searched for smoothie recipes using canteloupe, and saw a lot of things with milk or yogurt, which I generally try to avoid. Nothin against yogurt of course – it just seems like a shortcut because yogurt always makes things taste good in a creamy way.

With the trial smoothie I tried adding – in addition to orange juice – frozen strawberries and fresh banana, the purity of the canteloupe flavor got lost.

So there you go – when in doubt, simplicity is the way to go! Hope you enjoy this zesty, summery smoothie recipe!


Canteloupe Orange Juice Kale Smoothie
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Recipe type: smoothie
Cuisine: breakfast
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Serves: 2
Here is a zingy, zesty kale smoothie that is perfect for summer!
  • ½ a canteloupe, skinned and seeded
  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • 3 leaves kale
  1. chop up the canteloupe, remove skin and seeds
  2. pour in the orange juice
  3. de-stem the kale, add to blender
  4. blend and enjoy!
  5. serve immediately



Hello! Welcome back.

You guys are not even gonna believe how simple today’s kale smoothie recipe is.

All it is, is canteloupe, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and kale. That’s it. No other things.

And the reason it can be so simple is because canteloupe and orange juice are such brilliant flavors, and such a good combination together. It’s so complete that it just tastes really good. And in fact, when I tried to add bananas, and frozen strawberries, and tried to jazz it up and make it a little more complex, it actually took away from the flavor.

So, I have to say, canteloupe and orange juice is a magical combination, and it’s perfect for this summery season.

So. Let’s get to work. First thing we’re gonna do is chop up this canteloupe. I know it seems like a lot but this recipe calls for a half a canteloupe, and it makes about two smoothies. So you can share it, with a loved one, or a friend.

What we’re gonna do is cut this half in half, and then cut each one of those quarters into … halves? My math is uh, suffering.

Got a little compost bowl goin over here. Then, what you’re gonna do is scoop out the seeds!

humming, scoopin out the seeds, scoopin out more seeds…. and the last one…

Okay: now I’m gonna show you my special technique that I learned in a knife skills class, which is the simplest, most effective way to get the rind off a piece of canteloupe. So what you’re gonna do, is you’re gonna hold it like this, against the cutting board, and put the knife, horizontal to the cutting board.

Then just keep the knife in place, push down a little bit with the knife, and then just push the canteloupe through, as you sort of shimmy the knife back and forth. That will create a consistent distance between the knife and the cutting board. So you get rid of all the rind but you keep all the delicious canteloupe!

Perfect every time. So we’re gonna cut that into chunks, do the same thing here, once again. Shimmyin the knife back and forth… Like that, watch your fingers…

Chop it up in a few rough chunks, throw it in the blender… Shimmy shimmy y’all, shimmy and shimmy yea!

Ah, one last one. Keep the knife horizontal, and move the piece. Okay. Just like that!

So now, we’re gonna put in some of this delicious, fresh-squeezed orange juice that I got at the grocery store. I guess they squeezed it somewhere nearby, and recently, because it says it was packed yesterday.

And we’re gonna put about 12 ounces in there, just over a cup. We’ll see how that does.

And then we’re gonna put in our kale – which you won’t taste at all, because it’ll be overpowered by the zingy, zesty flavors of the orange and canteloupe.

This is kale picked fresh from my garden. Let’s blend that up!

All done, y’all! Wasn’t that easy?

Just gonna pour it in a glass here, and give it a little taste. Mm-MM, that’s delicious!

So there you have it – canteloupe and orange juice kale smoothie. Nothin’ to it – the easiest one I’ve probably ever made.

If you want to make it colder, you could add some ice, if you like, but I think it’s nice just as it is, because the canteloupe is kinda cold.

Mm, mm. Good, n’good for ya.

So, thanks for watchin’, and I’ll see ya next time. Bye!

6 thoughts on “Canteloupe Orange Juice Kale Smoothie

  1. Coleen on

    I actually liked it with banana and fresh strawberry because my cantaloupe wasn’t sweet.

    • Hi Coleen,

      You know how to improvise, that’s great! That’s a big part of making smoothies that taste just right. Thanks for writing!


  2. Love this smoothie! I’ve been a fan of your site for quite a while, and have tried a few.
    I tend to improvise, and add extra ingredients as my three kids are absolutely addicted to green smoothies now (even my 1yo!!)
    This time, I had 3/4 of a cantaloupe (we call them Rockmelons here in Australia) so I threw that in with two oranges skinned (I like the fibre, so I don’t bother juicing them) with a bit of water and a whole lot of fresh spinach leaves fresh from my garden (next week I will have to change over to kale as the spinach is nearly finished) plus a few splashes of flaxseed oil and a few heaped tbsp of organic vanilla yoghurt (could have been plain, but vanilla was at the front).
    Green smoothies are my lunch every day, so I’m so grateful to have access to such wonderful ideas – I need a bit of variety or I go batty! Lol
    Keep up the good work.

    • Hi Sarah,

      Thank you so much for all your lovely comments! I’m really glad that my recipes have been popular with your family. So happy to hear positive echoes from the other side of the world! Thanks for writing,


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