Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 0 mins

The chromium and vanadium rich prickly pears help to keep your appetite suppressed while the potassium and minerals keep electrolytes balanced. Perfect way to enjoy drinking water and diet in a healthy way!


  1. Juice prickly pears with a juicer. Discard pulp, use for compost or feed to some animals.
  2. Don't have a juicer? Cut prickly pear in half and scoop insides into a blender or food processor and puree. You can add a little water if you need to in order to get it moving.
  3. Pour juice into an ice cube tray and freeze.
  4. Pour 8 ounces of cold water into a glass and add ice cubes. Add 1 or 2 of these pretty ice cubes to the glass and drink to your good health!
Most Helpful

I am so impressed. I always have problems snacking around 3:00. I made these ice cubes and started sipping water with them in it around 2:00 and I honestly felt more in control of my appetite. I don't have a juicer so I used my blender and that worked fine. The gret news is that I have plently left for the next few days. It also helped me to drink my water. Thanks Mama. This is truely one of the best things I have found on zaar.

seesko January 22, 2009

Got some prickly pears in my bountiful basket and didn't know what to use them for as have never had them before. I did this to them and use them in smoothies. WOW what a great energy booster!!!

Paula Joslyn September 03, 2014

I got several prickly pears in a Bountiful Basket and after trying them wasn't a real fan. To be honest, this recipe appealed to me based on ease of not only preparation, but getting them used up before they went bad. I'm not sure if I felt my appetite was tamed, but I did notice my energy level pick up. I have to say I held my breath while sipping, the flavor and sent of prickly pear isn't appealing to me. I have a feeling I may have tossed them if I hadn't tried this. Thanks for posting.

Lucky in Bayview September 01, 2014