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Prickly pear granita, a refreshing recipe

by Ellie Lauderdale
Prickly pear granita, a refreshing recipe

A slushie that you may have never heard of , but that you have to try. The prickly pear granita is sweet, refreshing and with a flavor that will make you fall in love.

Prickly pear granita, a refreshing and seasonal recipe

Many readers have told us that they sometimes come across many of these figs and don’t know what to do with them.

In certain circumstances, you may find too much of this fruit at home and you should use it before they spoil.

This time we bring you a recipe that is very appetizing and refreshing in summer. A delicious granita that you don’t normally taste and that will make you fall in love.

It is very refreshing due to the quality that these types of fruits have . In addition, it is sweet so it combines two qualities that, together with the aroma and flavor, make this fruit drink unique.

Benefits of prickly pear

It has nutritional qualities that make this fruit a very healthy food. It is recommended for the whole family. Even the little ones are sure to like this preparation .

Prickly pears provide us with many benefits for our health . It can be consumed by type II diabetics unless prescribed by a health professional.

In addition, it has a satiating effect thanks to its soluble fiber. It also helps us regulate intestinal transit.

Thanks to the flavonoids that it provides us, it is very beneficial for the circulatory system.

Likewise, it is ideal to include in a weight loss diet , since it has a large amount of water and very high calories.

A healthy slush

Summer is coming and we want to take recipes that refresh us . Normally and most people always opt for commercial sugary drinks.

We know that it is not the healthiest option, but even so on many occasions we opt for this type of drink. Reducing or permanently eliminating its consumption can have great benefits for your health.

For this reason, drinking a drink made from fresh and seasonal fruit is a highly recommended and healthy option.

The problem is not the sugar, it is the proportion that these types of commercial beverages carry. A can of soda has about 30 grams of sugar. However, the recommended daily dose for a child is 25 grams.

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The World Health Organization advises to change the habits of consumption of this type of drinks and so do we.

We recommend opting for natural juices or herbal teas. They are a very healthy alternative and for this reason we present this recipe.

When to take the prickly pear granita?

We can make this granita at a meeting of friends or family and surprise them with a different, delicious and very healthy drink. We can take it in the middle of the afternoon or after lunch or dinner, since it is very digestive.

The preparation is very simple to do, the most complicated thing is to peel the figs. However, if you have read the article on the benefits of prickly pear , you will know how to do it safely.

Lead higo slush

A slushie that you may not have heard of before, but you have to try it. It is sweet, refreshing and with a flavor that will make you fall in love.

Recipe typeDrinks
Recipe typeMediterranean
Main fruitHigo lead
Preparation time20 minutos
Total time20 minutos
For how many people?4 personas


  • units of lead pieces
  • 500 ml of water
  • tablespoons of honey or sweetener to taste
  • 500 ml of crushed ice

Recipe preparation

  1. Peel the prickly pears first, being careful not to stick a thorn in it.

  2. Then put them in a blender glass.

  3. Then add the honey or sweetener of your choice and the water.

  4. Beat all the ingredients for 5 minutes until all the mixture is homogeneous.

  5. It is time to pass all the mixture through a strainer so that the preparation is much finer. Chill it.

  6. Add crushed ice or if you don’t have it, you can chop it in the blender following the manufacturer’s recommendations.

  7. Finally, serve the mixture with the ice and enjoy a delicious healthy granita.

Recipe recommendations

There is the option of not straining the crushed mix. In this way, the preparation will provide us with much more healthy fiber that comes from the seeds. The downside is that the texture will not be as fine.

If you don’t have crushed ice, you can use a specialized blender. If you do not have a blender that crushes the ice, you can use a kitchen towel to wrap the ice and beat it on a firm surface.

You can use the red or green variety. You can even mix the varieties.

I hope you like this delicious and refreshing prickly pear granita recipe , enjoy it.

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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