Lets Cook Mexican

Licuado de Nopal (Cactus Smoothie)

In Mexico we eat cactus as we eat beans, that means we eat them a lot! Cactus have been one of the main vegetables that a Mexican family eat or at least that is what we do in my family, we tent to have cooked cactus in the fridge most of the times.

They are very versatile, they can be eaten cooked or raw and are full of good things. In this recipe I am using them raw. It is a smoothie that I usually have in the morning for breakfast or as part of my breakfast.
Serves 1

Prep 5 min


  • 1 cup raw cactus cut
  • 1 cup pineapple cut in chunks
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1/2 green apple
  • 25 gr parsley
  • 2 tbsp organic agave syrup


Put all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until you get a smooth consistency.


  • If you can’t get fresh cactus, use spinach.



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