Green Cactus Drink

Have a green juice obsession? Switch things up by adding cactus for extra refreshment. Don't worry, it won't prick.


  • 1 cactus paddle (nopal)
  • Handful of flat leaf parsley
  • Handful of cilantro
  • 3/4 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 mini cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • Ice, for serving


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off the outside of the cactus paddle to remove any the thorns, then cut it into bite-sized chunks.
  2. Place it in the blender along with the rest of the ingredients, and blend until smooth. Pour over ice (strain if you want pulp-less juice), and serve.