Aloe Vera Smoothie

5 from 262 votes

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!

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This aloe vera smoothie recipe is easy to make and a healthy drink that is great to include in your diet. It packs in all the benefits of the superfood aloe plant in one healthy drink. It can help you boost your immunity & hydrate your skin!

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

What is it?

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.

How to eat aloe vera

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!

Once you have removed the skin from the gel, you can eat it raw, but I much more prefer it added to a smoothie!

Aloe leaf cut in half


The amazing thing is you can reap 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


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 ¼ cup of the gel from the aloe vera plant.

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

How to make an aloe vera smoothie

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 the smoothie in a blender

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

Pouring a smoothie into small cups

Tips to make this recipe

  • Blend the smoothie well. I like to let my blender run for 2 to 3 minutes to make sure there are no lumps left.
  • Drink it straight away. This smoothie is best drunk as soon as you make it, as soon as the ingredients are blended, they slowly start to lose their nutrients. It will keep for 24 hours in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Use frozen fruits instead of fresh. Frozen banana will add a nice creamy texture and if you use frozen fruits, you won’t need to add ice that can dilute the drink.
  • Buy aloe vera in your local store. Most large grocery stores now carry aloe vera leaves and you can find them in the produce isle.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you eat aloe vera?

You can buy ready prepared aloe vera gel to make this smoothie, which is the most convenient option, but you can make the gel yourself at home using the leaves. Check out this how to from Wellness Mama.

How do you make aloe vera juice?

If smoothies aren’t your thing, you can still benefit form all of the goodness of this plant by making your own juice – it’s much more economical than buying it! Check out this recipe from Indian Healthy Recipes to make your homemade aloe juice!

What does aloe vera taste like?

If you have raw aloe, it can taste slightly bitter with an acidic taste, it has a flavor that many would consider unpleasant. By adding it into a smoothie, you hide the natural flavor but still get to enjoy all of its benefits.

Two glasses of aloe vera smoothie topped with shredded coconut

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!

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Aloe Vera Smoothie

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!
5 from 262 votes
Servings 2 servings
Course Beverages
Calories 99
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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  • ¼ cup filleted aloe vera gel
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ¼ cup ice
  • 1 ½ cup coconut milk


  • Place all the ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend the ingredients in a high-speed blender for 2-3 minutes until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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.


Calories: 99kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Fat: 3g, Sodium: 143mg, Potassium: 266mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 40IU, Vitamin C: 26.3mg, Calcium: 376mg, Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Diet: Vegan
Cuisine American
Course: Beverages
5 from 262 votes (250 ratings without comment)

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  1. Kat says:

    Just a little tip – soaked in cold water aloe pulp and washed after that will help remove unwanted flavour and scent 😊🙏🏻

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Oh wow, good to know! The smell and flavor aren’t my favorite so I will definitely be trying this method next time I make an aloe vera drink. Thanks so much, Kat!!

  2. Barb Pierce says:

    Thank you for teaching us about aloe vera. I made the strawberry smoothie with frozen strawberries, frozen banana, and frozen aloe. I also added greens to the mix. Although it wasn’t pretty and pink, it was delicious!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Always happy to share something new! That sounds perfect.

  3. Emma says:

    Looking forward to the benefits of ir

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Let me know what you think!

  4. Macie P. says:

    This is such a fun idea!

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Thank you!

  5. Darby says:

    Question: if you’ve frozen some aloe into cubes could you use those and would you still need to use regular ice cubes as well?

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Yes, you could do that! You may need to add a little more milk to help it blend.

    2. Perry Grossmann says:

      Can I freeze my fresh aloe Vera ? Just curious?

      1. Yumna Jawad says:

        Yes, you can!

  6. Blake says:

    This was great! Thanks

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Yay! Thank you!!

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    1. Yumna J. says:

      Thank you so much!

  8. Sumit J. says:

    This was really great and loved the tips. Thank you.

  9. irshad says:

    Really enjoyed this smoothie. Thanks!

  10. Alice Lopez says:

    I love the Aloe vera and papaya smoothie, its great for acid reflux and ulcers. Thank you for the insight of Aloe vera and other fruits, very helpful.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you!

  11. Tree says:

    Great idea, and the taste is awesome with honey

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      So glad you liked it!

  12. BRENDA RIVERS says:

    Aloe vera mix with crystal light ice cubes taste great

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Oh good to know!

  13. Elizabeth Green says:

    Do u also use the skin of the aloe or peel and just use the gel

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      I don’t personally use the skin.

  14. Hiat kadri says:

    Your recipe was great Yumna ! I added 2 tsp of ground organic flax seed and it was delicious! 💜 thank you !

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      So glad to hear it! Thank you!

  15. Becky says:

    Can you use a 1/4 aloe Vera juice with the same results?

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Yup, that will work!

  16. Susie Bailey says:

    I have been using aloe vera for 30 years. I am 57 and do not have any wrinkles, I’ve used on my children when they would get cut. It works wonders

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      OH wow! That’s amazing!! Do you drink it or just apply it to your face?

  17. Mimi says:

    I was given fresh aloe vera cut and didnt know what to do with it, this was AMAZING! For the coconut milk, i subbed 1/2 c coconut yogurt and 1c soy milk, and i left out the ice as my banana and strawberries were frozen. I will def be making this again, and i plan to try it w cherries too!!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Love that you tried this with your fresh aloe vera. Thank you for sharing!!

  18. Anibal guarderas says:

    Started alovera shakes this week this is my second shake must say feel internal please with in more focus more tolerance to deal with daily activities don’t get all stress out, will continue to fenefit from this wonder plants.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      That is so great to hear!!

  19. Phoebe says:

    I am drinking A&W root beer with aloe Vera juice, hope I survive. 🙂

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Hahaha interesting!

  20. Veronica Kavetsa says:

    Can I blend the whole leaf without removing the outer part and still get similar results

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      No, I wouldn’t recommend doing that because the outer part is not usually edible.

  21. Audrey says:

    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.