Three glasses of cactus juice kept beside cacti
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Cactus Juice Recipe For Good Health

Start your day with this healthy and nutritious drink!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: cactus, cactus juice
Appliance: Blender, Juicer
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 2 large cactus pads (or 2-3 prickly pear fruits)
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon


  • To make cactus juice, start with removing any spines still stuck in the pad with tweezers or a knife.
  • Bring a pot of water up to a boil and then drop in the two cactus pads.
  • Allow them to steep for 3-4 minutes, as they will begin releasing their juices
  • Remove the pads carefully and let them cool.
  • Peel the pads and chop them into small cubes.
  • Add the chopped cactus to your blender, along with the oranges, lemon and coconut water.
  • Blend thoroughly until the consistency is even.
  • Place cheesecloth over a bowl or container and strain the blended mixture through it.
  • Press on the cactus pulp in the cheesecloth, removing as much juice as possible.
  • Discard the cactus pulp, refrigerate the juice, and serve chilled!
    Three glasses of cactus juice kept beside cacti