Recipe Directions

Cut the cactus fruits in half and scoop out the fruit. DO NOT EAT THE SKINS!!!!!! Just the insides. Add the fruit and coconut water to a blender, blend, and then strain through a sprout bag. You don't need to blend too long 10-20 seconds should do in a Vitamix. Finish with a squeeze of lime. Delicious and refreshing and I didn't miss the alcohol. In case you don't know how to open a young coconut, I made a webpage with step by step directions:

http://www.rawglow.com/youngcoconuts.htm

Enjoy!

Rawglow's Thoughts

I recently went to the farmer's market and bought two cactus fruits. I've also seen them at Mexican markets. They taste like a cross between a melon and a pear and usually are pink or yellow. They were full of hard seeds so I blended them and made this delicious non-acoholic cocktail!

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Hi Jodi. I didn't know what to do with them either, they are sooooo seedy but I found that they make a great drink. I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

Blessing- Cecilia

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It's called many different things including prickly pears, cactus figs, Indian fig, or tuna, It's the fruit of the nopal cactus. In California we have them growing everywhere and right now is the season for them. I got them at my local farmer's market. Here is some more information about them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia

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This is SO YUMMYY!!!! I had purchased 2 of these this weekend and had no idea what to do with them. Thank You for posting!!! I am going to be buying the pink ones a lot more often! Peace & Light Jodi

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you mean prickly pear cactus, right? where can I buy organic prickly pear?

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