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Prickly Pear Aqua Fresca

A beautiful red refreshing drink, guaranteed to cool you off on those hot summer days.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Aqua Fresca, Prickly Pear
Calories: 194kcal


  • 2-3 prickly pears
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • juice of 1 lime


  • Peel the prickly pears by slicing off about 1/4 from the top and bottom. Then cut a shallow slit through the rind and peel away. In a blender, add the prickly pear, water, sugar and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Strain seeds with a fine sieve. Adjust level of sweetness to taste or use any sugar alternatives as desired. Chill over ice and serve.


Sodium: 72mg | Calcium: 46mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 9IU | Sugar: 50g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 6mg | Calories: 194kcal | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 50g | Iron: 1mg
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