Day 5 ~ Melon Detox
It's our final day of the melon detox, how are you feeling?
Colourful and sweet, cantaloupe (aka Rockmelon) is fat-free and low in calories yet packed with essential nutrients that help lower your risk for certain diseases and help to keep you looking and feeling great.
Cantaloupe's nutrition is just as sweet as the fruit tastes, trust me. The summer produce is packed with vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium. It's also rich in beta-carotene, a carotenoid the body converts into vitamin A that supports immune system functions, skin and vision health, and more. Not only is it full of fiber but it's also almost entirely water, making for a particularly delish way to keep your digestion system running smoothly.
Here's the nutritional profile of one cup of cantaloupe or 160 grams
1 gram protein
0 grams fat
13 grams carbohydrate
1 gram fiber
13 grams sugar
Cantaloupe Health Benefits
Fights Oxidative Stress
Supports the Immune System
Promotes Healthy Digestion
Promotes Heart Health
Yes, cantaloupe can be super-refreshing and absolutely delicious all by itself. But why not pair it with some other tasty, healthy foods and make it an ultra-nutritious meal? Here are a few recipes to get you started.
Lemon + Ginger Herbal Tea
Cantaloupe PANCAKE with a Blueberries Raspberries, a splash of Coconut Yoghurt and a sprinkle of muesli
Cantaloupe + Cucumber SALAD
White Wine Vinagar
Salt + Pepper
In a large bowl add
1 large Cucumber
toss to coat in dressing. Let it sit uncovered for 15 minutes
To serve, add
NUTS : Almonds, Walnuts, Brazil Nuts
Cantaloupe + prosciutto SKEWERS:
1 medium cantaloupe, rind + seeds removed
12 Basil Leaves
12 slices of Prosciutto
Balsamic glaze for drizzling
Halve cantaloupe, then scoop out and discard seeds. Using a melon baller, scoop out 24 balls.
Assemble skewers: Layer cantaloupe, basil, mozzarella, prosciutto, and a second piece of cantaloupe until you have 12 skewers.
Drizzle skewers with balsamic glaze and serve immediately.
Fresh Cantaloupe PIECES + Pukka detox tea ~ a clean fusion of organic aniseed, fennel + cardamom
You are always welcome anytime to have a extra water, coconut juice or herbal tea throughout your day.