Cantaloupes: A Plant-Based Eater’s Dream Food
Sometimes fruit gets a bad reputation—all that fructose! However, when eaten in its whole form, fruit’s health benefits come together nicely.
Cantaloupe is one of the top foods that fight depression and its seeds are high in protein as well as the good kind of fats—not to mention minerals! Plus, these fats help slow down the absorption of sugar, lessening the impact on our blood sugar levels.
And to think—often times we just throw the seeds out! Did you know they can be blended into the yummiest milk ever?
Yup—cantaloupe can be a happy, healthy, complete breakfast…when you eat it my way! (lol)
Solar Power Health Cantaloupe Seed Milk
- Seeds from one cantaloupe
- A pinch of Stevia or 1 tsp lucuma
- 1/4 cup raw cashews (optional, but adds more creaminess and also helps fight depression; if you don’t have a Vitamix, soak the cashews in boiling water for 10 minutes prior)
Add a cup of water and blend. Add more water to adjust thickness. Enjoy immediately or serve chilled!
Sometimes I like to superfood it up by adding some goji berries, a pinch or turmeric, or a smidgen of ginger to the mix. Up to you!
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