After the Holidays, I can’t eat another tamale In fact, I’m “all-tamaled-out.”. I have to remember to “SUCK IT IN” whenever we take family pictures, and the genius who invented leggings is my hero. This Cactus Pineapple Smoothie (Licuado de Nopal) is perfect for weight loss, my friends.
I’m not a doctor. I don’t even play one on TV. But over the years, I’ve heard success story after success story about this Cactus Pineapple Smoothie (Licuado de Nopal). People swear they lost weight just by drinking a glass of this miracle smoothie. Some say to drink it before bed. Some people say to drink it before eating breakfast. Regardless, the point is: drink it and take out your skinny jeans.
It starts with fresh Cactus, or Nopal. It helps regulate blood sugar levels, high cholesterol, and very high in fiber. Nopales help reduce the fat in your body by breaking down and getting rid of adipose tissue (Nope, I’m still not a doctor). It even decreases cellulite and fluid retention. Big time winner! Of course, cactus has prickly spines on it and, if you use it in its natural state, you’re might wind up unintentionally practicing acupuncture on yourself. So, you’ve gotta get those sharp guys off of there to get a smooth smoothie.
There are some who call the Cactus Pineapple Smoothie the “Quema Grasa” or the “Fat Burner.” Maybe it’s because of the combination of cactus and pineapple. Pineapple has great enzymes in it, is low in calories, high in water content, and high in fiber. All excellent for weight loss. I also like the sweetness that pineapple adds. So, I tend to add more pineapple than cactus.
The next part is all up to you and your taste. Some people will use water to blend this smoothie, but I add orange juice. This adds a level of sweetness that I love. The other thing that I add is tumeric. It’s a great anti-inflammatory, and you really can’t taste it in the Cactus Pineapple Smoothie (Licuado de Nopal).
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
- 1 cup fresh cactus, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground tumeric
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, or water
- Add all the ingredients to the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour and enjoy!
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