I am not into the juicing bandwagon 'cos I prefer my fruit as it is. Also, many recipes suggest sieving the pulp which is a big NO in my book. The pulp and skin provides many nutrients along with essential fiber that helps the body absorb what the fruit has to offer. So drinking just the juice is like water that's spiked with a mix of sucrose, fructose and glucose. Totally OK occasionally but definitely not worth the investment in the long run. So we are not big on juices in our house.
But occasionally I resort to blending the fruit when I find myself with excess. This above definition of parenting is so true! One week the family goes overboard and complains of not buying enough with the next seeing them totally indifferent. So when the fruits threaten me with rot, I turn to juicing since its a lot of fruit in one sitting and we finish it with ease. 
The reason for this post was on the same lines although it was a confusion of husband  and I going to the market separately and buying 3 cantaloupe between us. Yeah, don't ask! So, I decided to opt for a cooling cantaloupe juice. Since I also had some oranges lying around, I added them as well to make this drink. I have a high powered blender that enables me to enjoy the juice without the necessity of sieving hence there were no wastage. This hot climate was made bearable with this refreshing drink.
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  • Serves: Makes a generous serving for 3-4 people
  • Yields: Makes 8-12 cups
  • 1 ripe Cantaloupe
  • 2 Navel Oranges
  • Sugar to taste (optional)
  • Mint to garnish (optional)
1. Remove the rind and the seeds. Chop them into chunks - to make it easy to blend.
2. You can use Navel or any orange really that's sweet and juicy. Peel and segment them.

P.S Can you spot the small balls of cantaloupe on the side? If you have a melon baller, you can scoop some of the cantaloupe for garnish. Its optional of course.
3. Add everything to the blender. You can change the proportion of orange and cantaloupe based on your preference. Add sugar as per the sweetness of the fruit. Mine were ripe and very sweet, hence I did not add any.
4. Blend until smooth. This will make a thick juice so add water as per preference.
Your juice is all ready to be enjoyed. If you ask me, these taste best chilled and served with ice. You can chill the serving glasses as well. A garnish of mint is refreshing.  Remember the small scoops of cantaloupe I set aside? I chill them as well and add them to the glasses  for a bite of lip smacking sweet fruit.

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