Call me strange, but I think grocery shopping can be fun. Sometimes it can be a chore, but for the most part i actually enjoy going to the grocery store. One of my favorite things is finding fruits and vegetables I have never tried and finding ways to use them. The other day I found some prickly pear fruit and decided to give it a try. I cut off a piece and found that there was a ton of tough seeds inside the fruit, and the fruit itself wasn’t that sweet. I decided to use the juice from the prickly pear instead of trying to crunch my way through the entire fruit. I made up this limeade recipe as a yummy way to use my prickly pear juice!

Prickly Pear Limeade

This refreshing drink has a gorgeous pink hue and is a lower-sugar version of traditional limeade. Prickly pear cactus fruits are chock full of antioxidants, as well as plenty of magnesium, taurine, vitamin C, potassium, and a host of other nutrients. Prickly pear season is usually from September til December, so it a good seasonal fruit option for winter time.

Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit

Prickly Pear Limeade
Serves 1 (makes @ 1-1/3 cup)

1 prickly pear cactus fruit
Juice of 1 medium lime (1/4 cup)
Juice of one medium orange (1/4 cup)
2 teaspoons Truvia or Stevia in the Raw
1/2 cup water

  1. Peel the prickly pear fruit and cut into pieces. If the stickers are still on the fruit, you may need to pull these out first, wearing thick gloves. I purchased mine at the store so the stickers were already removed. Place the pieces of fruit in a small blender with a couple of tablespoons of water and blend until liquified. Pour the juice through a strainer or sieve into a glass or measuring cup.
  2. Using a manual citrus juicer, juice the lime and the orange and pour the juices into the glass with the pear juice. Stir in the Truvia (or Stevia) and water. Stir well, add ice, and enjoy!

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7 Responses to Prickly Pear Limeade

  1. […] 10. Prickly Pear Limeade This is a specially created limeade that uses prickly pear for some serious flavor and nutrition. You don’t have to get caught up in the hype surrounding prickly pears, and it doesn’t have to be a magic cure-all in order for you to enjoy it. Suffice it to say that it contains some vitamins and minerals, and is something Paleolithic man would have explored if they came upon some in the wild. Finding out that there’s edible flesh behind the prickliness would have surely been a pleasant surprise for them. Drink this with the intention of being healthy and you’ll have a refreshing time. […]

  2. […] 10. Prickly Pear Limeade This is a specially created limeade that uses prickly pear for some serious flavor and nutrition. You don’t have to get caught up in the hype surrounding prickly pears, and it doesn’t have to be a magic cure-all in order for you to enjoy it. Suffice it to say that it contains some vitamins and minerals, and is something Paleolithic man would have explored if they came upon some in the wild. Finding out that there’s edible flesh behind the prickliness would have surely been a pleasant surprise for them. Drink this with the intention of being healthy and you’ll have a refreshing time. […]

  3. […] 10. Prickly Pear Limeade This is a specially created limeade that uses prickly pear for some serious flavor and nutrition. You don’t have to get caught up in the hype surrounding prickly pears, and it doesn’t have to be a magic cure-all in order for you to enjoy it. Suffice it to say that it contains some vitamins and minerals, and is something Paleolithic man would have explored if they came upon some in the wild. Finding out that there’s edible flesh behind the prickliness would have surely been a pleasant surprise for them. Drink this with the intention of being healthy and you’ll have a refreshing time. […]

  4. […] 10. Prickly Pear Limeade This is a specially created limeade that uses prickly pear for some serious flavor and nutrition. You don’t have to get caught up in the hype surrounding prickly pears, and it doesn’t have to be a magic cure-all in order for you to enjoy it. Suffice it to say that it contains some vitamins and minerals, and is something Paleolithic man would have explored if they came upon some in the wild. Finding out that there’s edible flesh behind the prickliness would have surely been a pleasant surprise for them. Drink this with the intention of being healthy and you’ll have a refreshing time. […]

  5. Michael says:

    Looks like a great recipe. Very creative way to use the prickly pear fruit.
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  6. Malou says:

    This limeade looks great!

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