Prickly Pear "Cactus Fruit" Smoothie
Licuado de Tuna
In Mexico prickly pears are called "tuna".
2 Prickly Pears
1/2 cup Water
1 Frozen Banana
1/4 cup of Pineapple
Lime Juice of 2 small key limes
Be careful when handling cactus fruit. Use gloves or kitchen tongs if possible. Take the prickly pear and cut on both ends and then make a slit in the middle. Peel the skin off and pull the fruit out. Once the fruit is out, it's ready to eat.
Put 2 prickly pears into a blender with a 1/2 cup of water. Pulse til smooth. Prickly pears have lots of seeds, they are edible but for this drink I chose to sift them out.
Take a blender and add the liquid and the rest of the ingredients. Pulse til smooth and creamy.