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Strawberry and Melon Smoothie

Makes 2 servings

Both melon and strawberries, the star ingredients of this vegan smoothie, pop up on top of the list of the best low-calorie fruits, with each providing fewer than 50 calories per 100 grams (or 3.5 ounces). And, as this recipe uses sparkling water, rather than fruit juice or yogurt, you won't have to worry about the liquid base adding any extra calories to the drink.

This strawberry and melon smoothie also features chia seeds which are thought to promote a feeling of fullness and keep those blood sugar levels in check. If your local grocery store does not stock chia seeds, look for them in the health food stores, or buy organic chia seeds online.

Strawberry Melon Smoothie


  • 1 ½ cups sparkling water
  • 4 oz diced cantaloupe melon
  • 1 apple, rinsed, cored and diced
  • 8 frozen strawberries, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds


  • Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender in the order listed above. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glasses and serve.

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