Minty Melon Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

Sep 8, 2022| By JOI team


Sep 8, 2022| By JOI team

Minty Melon Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

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Hot summer days call for cold refreshing drinks. This one checks all the right boxes. Plus, it goes the extra mile: it's packed with superfoods for nutrition and fresh mint for punch.

2 glasses of green melon smoothie topped with canteloupe balls and JOI jar in rear

What are the Ingredients in this Smoothie?

Late summer melon, such as honeydew melon, is perfect for this smoothie. Haven't got any? Substitute another green or orange fleshed melon. Either way, we love to use up that over-ripe melon that's lingering in the fridge. Freeze cubes of melon in advance if you think of it, or just add ice cubes to this cantaloupe smoothie instead. If you do freeze it, you can always make this smoothie during the colder months of the year. You'll feel yourself transported to warmer times in a flash!

Pineapple, spinach and mint round out the produce section of the ingredient list.

The rest of the items are probably already in your pantry: coconut water (not coconut milk! or just use plain water), JOI plant milk concentrate, hemp seeds (or substitute chia or flax or just add all three!) and extra sweetener, if you choose, for a more sweet flavor.

The use of JOI milk concentrate adds the creaminess of fresh cashew milk or almond milk to the smoothie, with the added bonus of nuts, nutrition and protein. Others might prefer plain greek yogurt (for creaminess) or orange juice (for sweetness), but we want to keep this dairy-free and packed with electrolytes! JOI + coconut water does the trick.

flat lay of ingredients for melon smoothie, including mint and joi and pineapple

How Can I Adapt this Recipe?

This smoothie recipe can be varied infinitely!

We like to keep melon as the anchor fruit. But from there, the possibilities are endless.

  • Swap pineapple for another fruit, such as banana, mamey, mango or kiwi.
  • Use protein powder instead of hemp seeds.
  • Add other seeds, such as chia, basil seed, sunflower or flax.
  • Other greens, such as kale or chard can stand in for spinach.
  • Not a fan of mint? Leave it out, or try vanilla extract or cinnamon or fresh ginger for a different flavor note.

Is This Recipe Easy?

This smoothie recipe could not be more simple. Just grab your ingredients, blend and drink.

You could even prep all the ingredients ahead and store them in a freezer-safe container. Just add the water or coconut water when you are ready to blend. You need to keep a liquid component or blending everything will be really hard if it's all frozen.

Love Smoothies?  Try These Other Recipes:

We think that smoothies made with JOI are next level.  So we make them.  A lot.  Try these other in-house favorites!

2 glasses of green melon smoothie topped with canteloupe balls and mint in background

Here's the Recipe:

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