Prickly Pear Smoothie

We love Prickly Pear everything (of course, it is the number 1 ingredient in our oil!) so when we came across this Prickly Pear and Pomegranate smoothie recipe, it was too good not to share! If you are familiar with our oil, you know just how many benefits Prickly Pear has for your skin, hair and nails, well it doesn't stop there, when ingested there are benefits such as weight loss, disease prevention, improved digestion, and immunity! 

Image from:  Jessica Gavin  

Image from: Jessica Gavin 

Yield: 2 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups prickly pear, peeled and chopped
  • Seeds from 1 pomegranate
  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ cup cashew milk (recipe follows)
  • ¼ cup banana, chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 cups crushed ice

Method:
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth.

Cashew Milk

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 cups raw cashews
  • 6 cups filtered water

Method:
In a high-speed blender, combine cashews and water. Blend until creamy. Line a large sieve with a double thickness of cheesecloth and place over a bowl. Pour almond mixture into the sieve and drain. Pull the corners of the cheesecloth together, holding tightly, and squeeze to extract milk. Transfer milk to a covered container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Makes 4 ½ cups.

Source: StarChefs

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We absolutely love that this smoothie features not only one, but two of our main ingredients, Prickly Pear and Pomegranate! It is so healthy for you and is a delicious treat on a hot summer day! Let us know in the comments what your favourite smoothie is, and if you have tried this one!

 

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