Recently my kids decided to try a new fruit. They picked up a prickly pear (at Wegmans) and decided this might be one to try. My older son had tried it once at school but thought it would be fun for his little brother to try it to. They researched the prickly pear and made this video. Be careful with the tiny spines, they will get you! Use a glove or tongs, as Zane says in their video!

Afterwards we took one of our prickly pears and made an AMAZING SMOOTHIE. We kept the seeds in ours, but if your blender doesn’t grind seeds well, you may want to remove them first.

PRICKLY PEAR SMOOTHIE

1 prickly pear
1 orange
1 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup frozen peaches
splash of cranberry juice (another juice or water would work too)

Blend until smooth.

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