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Aloe Vera Smoothie

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This Aloe Vera Smoothie packs in all the benefits of the superfood aloe plant in one healthy drink. It can help you boost your immunity & hydrate your skin!


Aloe Vera Smoothie

We’ve all heard about the amazing skin and hair benefits of aloe vera. It’s used to heal sunburns, replenish split ends and moisturize skin. But can you actually eat aloe vera as well to consume some of its benefits? And the answer is yes! And can you put aloe vera in smoothies? Absolutely. You can cut the gel out and add it to your favorite blends. I’ll share below my favorite Aloe Vera Smoothie recipe.

Top view of two aloe vera smoothies in clear glasses topped with shredded coconut

What is aloe vera?

Aloe vera, sometimes called the “wonder plant,” is a short-stemmed shrub. It’s famous for the gel found in the plant’s leaves. That gel is used mostly in personal products like moisturizers, soap, and suntan lotion, herbal remedies, food supplements, cosmetics and even food! It’s mostly commonly known to soothe a sunburn.

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Many people wonder if it’s edible, and it is in fact edible. Because it can sometimes have a strong unappealing smell, I found that the best way to consume aloe vera in a recipe is through a smoothie. In that way you can really blend it up with any other ingredients you like and absorb all its amazing benefits!

Aloe vera plant cut up to make aloe vera smoothie

Aloe vera benefits

Here’s a great list of some benefits you may not know about aloe vera, aside from the fact that it soothes sunburns. The amazing thing is you can reap these healthy benefits from drinking the aloe vera smoothie.

  1. Can help with your digestive system
  2. Can help heal wounds
  3. Can be used to treat constipation
  4. Can prevent wrinkles and slow down skin aging
  5. Can lower blood sugar
  6. Can boost the immune system
  7. Can be used to prevent hair loss
Filleted aloe vera gel to make aloe vera smoothie

What do you need to make aloe vera smoothie?

I first tried a pretty tropical Aloe Vera Smoothie recipe. I used coconut water, orange juice, pineapples, kiwi and cucumber. Although I really love this combination of ingredients, the color wasn’t too pretty (it was yellowish greenish with seeds from the kiwi). And there was a pretty distinct taste of the aloe vera gel.

Alternative aloe vera smoothie ingredients: coconut water, orange juice, pineapple, cucumber and kiwi

So I switched things up and tried my simplest ever smoothie recipe. I used coconut milk, frozen strawberries, a banana and about 1/4 cup of the gel from the aloe vera plant.

4 ingredients to make aloe vera smoothie: banana, coconut milk, strawberries and aloe vera gel

Next, place all the ingredients in a blender, and give it a whirl. You can add coconut milk if it looks too thick or add a sweetener if you’d like. For me, the flavor was a perfect.

Blending aloe vera smoothie is blender

Then pour into two glasses and enjoy immediately, as you should with all homemade smoothies.

Pouring aloe vera smoothie into small cups

It’s so fun to switch up your smoothie routine by adding aloe vera gel to it. This Aloe Vera Smoothie is so easy to add to any of your favorite smoothies for some bonus nutrition. Plus if you have any leftover gel, you can use it on your hair or skin for the ultimate DIY home spa. Not bad for a smoothie recipe, ehy!

Two glasses of aloe vera smoothie topped with shredded coconut

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Two glasses of aloe vera smoothie topped with shredded coconut
Aloe Vera Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

This Aloe Vera Smoothie packs in all the benefits of the superfood aloe plant in one healthy drink. It can help you boost your immunity & hydrate your skin!

Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Keyword: aloe vera, breakfast, healthy, morning, Smoothies, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 99 kcal
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup filleted aloe vera gel
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ¼ cup ice
  • 1 ½ cup coconut milk
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender.

  2. Blend the ingredients in a high-speed blender for 2-3 minutes until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
  3. Taste the smoothie, adding more coconut milk if it is too thick or adding a sweetener of choice if it's not sweet enough for you.

  4. Pour into a cup or mason jar. Add fresh fruit topping or shredded coconut for garnish, if desired. Enjoy cold immediately, or store in fridge for up to 24 hours.

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Recipe Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in a mason jar with a lid. It will last for 24 hours, but I recommend drinking it immediately after making it. If the smoothie settles while in the fridge, just use a spoon or fork to mix everything together again.

Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However this is a very forgiving recipe and you can use any milk you'd like and any fruit of choice. You can also add honey or maple syrup to make it sweeter.

Equipment: I make my smoothies in my Vitamix. It has a "smoothie" button so it does all the work for me until the ingredients are well blended

Nutrition Facts
Aloe Vera Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Potassium 266mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 31.9%
Calcium 37.6%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

1 Comment

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    Audrey
    February 22, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Never thought to even have Aloe Vera drinks. Made the delicious smoothie using your recipe. Guess what ? Even used the leftover gel on my hair.
    Thanks

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