Melon and Yoghurt Smoothie

I love the cooling effect of this drink and I often serve it after a spicy meal. It is almost like a light dessert in a glass as well since it is on the sweet side so is perfect when you are serving a filling meal in summer. If you prefer the drink less sweet you can use less of the orange juice.

You will need a blender or a food processor to make this smoothie.

A lovely and refreshing drink with a cooling effect

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

Melon and Yoghurt Smoothie

Serves 2 people


  • 100 millilitres (3½ fluid oz) soy yoghurt (or regular yoghurt)
  • 100 millilitres (3½ fluid oz) orange juice
  • 1 large banana, very ripe
  • Half a cantaloupe melon
  • A couple of ice cubes


  1. Slice open the cantaloupe (you will only need half a cantaloupe for this recipe). Clean out the seeds and membrane. Cut the cantaloupe in slices and cut off the tough outer skin.
  2. Place the ice cubes in a blender or food processor.
  3. Pour 50 millilitres of the orange juice on top of the ice cubes.
  4. Blend for 5 seconds.
  5. Peel the banana and add to the blender along with the cantaloupe, 100 millilitres soy yoghurt and the remaining 50 millilitres orange juice.
  6. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
  7. Serve immediately.


  •  You can use pineapple juice or apple juice instead of the orange juice.
  • You can use a honey dew instead of the cantaloupe.