Tons of healthy fruit goodness in this amazing Mexican Fruit Cooler.
2 cups cold water
1 cup ice
2 cups fruit* (cut into 1-inch pieces unless otherwise specified)
1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, or to taste
*Honeydew melon or cantaloupe
*Mango (use only 1 cup fruit; about 1 small mango)
*Pineapple with a few fresh basil leaves
*Strawberries (halved) with a few fresh mint leaves
*Seedless red grapes (whole)
*Red or green cactus pears (also known as prickly pears; available at specialty produce markets and some supermarkets), halved, pulp and seeds scooped out (wear rubber gloves)
In a blender combine all ingredients and blend on high speed until completely smooth. Pour cooler through a fine sieve into a glass pitcher.
Chill cooler and stir before serving.
Recipe makes 5 cups.
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