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!
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.