Skip to main content

Search
Nutrition and Fitness

Melon-Cucumber Smoothie

|

Note: This recipe is especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet. Most pregnant and breastfeeding women need to consume extra calories. Eat a variety of nutritious foods to get the vitamins and minerals that will support your baby's healthy growth and development.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1½ c. watermelon, 1" cubes
  • 1½ c. cantaloupe, 1" cubes
  • ½ c. chopped cucumber (peeled and seeded, ½" dice)
  • 1 c. nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 c. ice cubes
  • fresh lime

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses and garnish with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Makes: 2 16-oz. servings

Serving size: 16 oz.

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
173 calories
7 g protein
0.5 g fat
35 g carbohydrate
2 g fiber
3 mg cholesterol
109 mg sodium
213 mg calcium
1 mg iron
34 mcg folic acid

Note: Analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Why this recipe is good for pregnant or breastfeeding women:
This recipe is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, which are important nutrients for women during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: May 2012

License

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses and treatment, consult your doctor.

© 1995–2014 The Nemours Foundation/KidsHealth. All rights reserved.

Should your child see a doctor?

Find out by selecting your child’s symptom or health condition in the list below:

Spring 2014: Good Growing Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Cold Water Shock Can Quickly Cause Drowning
  • E-Cigs Are Addictive and Harmful
  • Bystanders Can Intervene to Stop Bullying

Download Spring 2014 (PDF)

Videos

Overcoming the Odds: A KING 5 TV Children's HealthLink Special 0:44:45Expand
12.30.13

In the spirit of the holidays, patients, parents and doctors share inspirational stories of healing and hope. From surviving heart failure and a near-death drowning to battling a flesh-eating disease, witness how the impossible became possible thanks to the care patients received at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Play Video
Miracle Season 2013 0:57:06Expand
12.11.13

Miracle Season, hosted by Steve Pool and Molly Shen, aired Dec. 8, 2013, on KOMO 4 TV. The annual holiday special celebrates the remarkable lives of Seattle Children's patients.

Play Video
Children’s Mental Health 0:00:30Expand
11.22.13

Mark Fadool, clinical director of mental health services at Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, provides early warning signs of mental health issues in kids and teens and urges us all to notice the signs and act early.

Play Video