Aloe Vera Smoothie

This Aloe Vera Smoothie Is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory With Over 200 Active Enzymes!

This Aloe Vera Smoothie Is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory With Over 200 Active Enzymes!

Often used topically as a natural anti-inflammatory, aloe vera is also safe to ingest and can boost your body’s collagen production.

Here’s a quick, easy and affordable recipe for an all-natural aloe vera smoothie that not only tastes great, but is great for you as well.

Aloe Vera Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 aloe vera leaf
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • raw honey to taste

Instructions

1. Using a small, sharp knife, skin the spikes off both sides of the leaf, then cut the leaf in half.

2. Cut the top part of the skin off so you can see the gel inside, then turn the leaf over and cut the other side of the leaf off as well, exposing the clear aloe vera gel inside.

3. Dice the gel up into chunks, then blend it with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor.

4. Drink it immediately; this smoothie is a great morning beverage, best enjoyed on an empty stomach.

You can also prep more than one leaf at once and store them in a sealed glass jar in the fridge; fresh aloe vera, stored this way, will remain fresh for about a week.

How It Works

aloe vera smoothie

While aloe vera is widely known for its use as a topical anti-inflammatory – it can be used to treat sunburns and itchy bug bites – it’s also great for you when ingested, especially fresh like this.

Aloe vera is a great natural source for antioxidants, which slow the aging process and can help neutralize free radicals in the body.

Aloe vera has the distinction of being one of the few herbal remedies widely used in Western medicine, with the manufacturing of aloe vera extracts being one of the largest botanical industries in the world. It’s also a mild laxative, which can help ease constipation and assist your body’s natural detoxing processes.

Although fresh aloe vera can be difficult to find, many supermarkets are stocking as it has become more popular in recent years. You can also find it at health food stores. So pick up a bundle of this spiky green plant the next time you’re out grocery shopping and treat yourself to a tasty and super-healthy smoothie to support your body’s detox systems and slow the aging process – you’ll be glad you did.

4 Aloe Vera-Based Summer Drinks To Boost Your Immune System

Aloe vera has a great reputation for its many topical uses, and is also a popular houseplant due to its hardy nature. But did you know you can use it in drinks and smoothies as well?

Many people use aloe vera gel to soothe bruises and sunburns. But when taken orally, it has many other uses as well. It can boost your immune system, and function as an antioxidant as well.

These four recipes are not only tasty and easy to make, but all contain gel from the aloe vera plant for a healthy boost.

1. Aloe Juice Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 large aloe vera leaf
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

Slice the aloe vera leaf down the middle and use a spoon to scoop out the transparent flesh of the plant. You should have two to four tablespoons of flesh from the leaf. Add the flesh to the water and mix well in a blender until the mixture is smooth. If you don’t like the taste of pure aloe juice, you can mix it with citrus juice or add a natural sweetener. This can be used as a base for other aloe drink recipes.

2. Chia Fresca Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups aloe vera juice
  • 1.5 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice to taste
  • Sweetener to taste

Instructions

Mix the chia seeds and aloe vera juice together in a glass or jar, making sure to stir them very well. Let it sit for ten minutes, allowing time for the chia seeds to swell up. Once it’s had time to sit, add lime or lemon juice and sweetener to taste.

The chia seeds will naturally settle to the bottom of this drink so be sure to stir it regularly!

3. Aloe Vera Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk or almond milk
  • 1medium-sized fileted aloe leaf (yields approximately 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup mango chunks
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • sweetener to taste

You can also add flax or chia seeds, or protein powder to this smoothie as you desire.

Instructions

Mix the ingredients and blend thoroughly in a food processor or blender.

4. Aloe Vera Orange Juice Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 large organic oranges
  • 2 large aloe vera leafs

Instructions

Juice the oranges using a hand juicer and harvest the gel using the same technique you used in the aloe juice recipe. Combine the juice from the oranges and the aloe vera flesh in a blender and blend on high speed for about a minute.

How It Works

Aloe vera has a long history of use in traditional as well as contemporary medicine. Commonly used in Trinidad and Tobago to treat urinary problems and diabetes, as well as among Mexican populations for the treatment of diabetes, aloe vera is a well-respected herbal medicine.

Today, it is one of the few herbal medicines widely used in Western society. The manufacturing of aloe vera extracts is one of the largest botanical industries in the world, with aloe vera being used in cosmetics, soaps, lotions, perfumes, and other products, as well as in oral dietary supplements.

Aloe vera is a natural antioxidant and immune system booster, whose health properties are still being studied today. It is safe to consume even in large doses, so feel free to use it in all your summer cocktails and smoothies!

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