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Persian Cantaloupe Smoothie – Ab Talebi

Happy New Year, y’all! 2014 was a great year and I hope you are all as excited as I am for all the potential and possibility of 2015. At the beginning of each year our thoughts often turn inwards – I know mine do. I like to ask myself the following two questions, especially in times of transition:

a) Am I a better person now than I was a year ago?

b) How can I improve myself?

Your answers can take many shapes – as do mine – but often they can be in taking better care of yourself. I believe strongly that proper self-care is essential in order to be happy and in turn share that happiness with others! So, what better place to start than taking care of our bodies? That’s where this Persian Cantaloupe Smoothie comes in… refreshing, delicious and healthy. A liquid treat that’s as good to your taste buds as it is to your body.

Persian Cantaloupe Smoothie - Ab Talebi

Persian Cantaloupe Smoothie – Ab Talebi

Cantaloupes, which are known as muskmelons or even Persian melons, are chock-full of Vitamins A, C and beta-carotene which help arm your body against any number of ailments. The best part, is there are no weird powders, flavorings, or artificial ingredients in this smoothie.

Persian Cantaloupe Smoothie - Ab Talebi

Persian Cantaloupe Smoothie – Ab Talebi

The mouth-watering sweetness of the cantaloupe is highlighted by the simple addition of rosewater, honey and a touch of salt. So you make one of these smoothies, marvel at the beautiful color, flavor and the good you’re doing for yourself!

Persian Cantaloupe Smoothie - Ab Talebi

Persian Cantaloupe Smoothie – Ab Talebi

Cheers to a great 2015!

A refreshing and healthy Persian cantaloupe smoothie made with cantaloupe, rosewater and honey!

Persian Cantaloupe Smoothie - Paloudeh
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Persian
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A refreshing and healthy smoothie made with cantaloupe, rosewater and honey!
  • 1 medium cantaloupe, chilled
  • 2-5 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon honey (more or less to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Slice your cantaloupe into large chunks and place in the blender.
  2. Add the ice, rosewater, salt and ½ tablespoon honey.
  3. Blend for 10-15 seconds until it's a chunky consistency - the cantaloupe will release its water during this process.
  4. Taste and add more honey if needed.
  5. Pour into a glass and enjoy!



{ 18 comments… add one }
  • Angie@Angie's Recipes January 4, 2015, 10:11 am

    This looks so refreshing and good for you!
    Happy New Year, Ahu!

  • Pinky JJ January 5, 2015, 5:17 am

    Happy new year 2015 Ahu Joon Joon!!

    The smoothie looks superb!! Can’t wait to make it!!

    And I like the theme of taking care of oneself! Care begins at home!! Very fine orientation to life.

    Best wishes
    Pinky JJ

  • Fred January 5, 2015, 5:40 am

    Congratulations and thank you for reminding how good and tastey these are. I’ll be starting my day tomorrow with your recipe.

  • tannaz January 5, 2015, 4:44 pm

    Like a ray of sunshine on a winter’s day. Yum, i love faloodeh talebi. Happy new year, Ahu!

  • Fae's Twist & Tango January 5, 2015, 7:29 pm

    Happy New Year, dear Ahu!
    Indeed this is a very healthy, refreshing and low-cal smoothie.

    • Fae's Twist & Tango January 23, 2015, 10:22 pm

      Ahu-jan, Your ab’e talebi was picked as one of the favorites of William Sonoma! Congrats!

  • Tima January 5, 2015, 10:47 pm

    Lovely photos. I plan to serve this smoothie at my next brunch.. Thanks for the idea.

  • Nicky @ Kitchen Sanctuary January 6, 2015, 12:31 pm

    Rosewater and cantaloupe? what a great combination Ahu. Pinned!

  • Lisa January 6, 2015, 2:58 pm

    What a gorgeous color and tempting drink for a dreary January day! racing out to get some cantaloupe right now!

  • the unmanly chef January 6, 2015, 4:36 pm

    Way to go!! This looks awesome.

  • Fariba January 6, 2015, 10:21 pm

    That is the way to start the New Year 🙂 Congrats!!

  • Coco in the Kitchen January 8, 2015, 1:02 pm

    This is such a refreshing smoothie.
    Mom loves it. I’m getting some cantaloupe on
    my way home tonight!

  • David January 10, 2015, 7:26 pm

    What a wonderful combination! In fact, it is VERY similar to my chilled cantaloupe soup! Happy New Year – and, just so you know, I already think you are perfect! xo

  • Noghlemey January 12, 2015, 3:55 am

    Oh! how i miss this! thanks for sharing it, you take me in summer times in Iran. 🙂

  • Elizabeth January 19, 2015, 7:26 am

    Ooooh – rosewater and cantaloue. Pinning this so I can try it in summer, when cantaloupes are fresh around here. And if healthy isn’t so much a concern, I bet a little rum would be amazing in this too. Detox while you retox!

  • Sippitysup January 20, 2015, 12:35 pm

    It’s so easy to set aside time and love for our ownselves! This smoothie looks like a pretty orange way to do both. GREG

  • Michelle February 13, 2015, 4:27 pm

    I recently found your blog and love it! The weather in Seattle is nice and sunny so I made half the recipe as a nice post-run refresher. I waited until I could find rosewater before I made it (ended up buying some on Amazon), and it’s fantastic! I did have to add a little water at the beginning as my blender has trouble getting started without something liquid, but I don’t think it made too much of a difference. Thanks for this awesome recipe.

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