My energy levels had been unusually low recently and dearest Mom suggested incorporating aloe vera into my diet. I grow aloe vera but face masks are the most I’ve used it for lately. Why? Slimy foods such as aloe vera and okra make me gag but I decided to give it a try. After all, dealing with the sliminess of fresh aloe vera was a small price to pay for the reward of more energy and an immune system boost. So here’s how I use aloe vera in my smoothies.
I generally add the aloe vera to my spinach smoothie. Its tastier than it sounds, trust me. I use a handful or two of fresh spinach and combine my favorite fruits and spices. I don’t usually measure and “season to taste,” if you will.
In this photo I use green and red leaf spinach, blueberries, ginger and lime. I find that fruit and spices distract me from the aloe vera taste, provide vitamins and a touch of sweetness. Add the ingredients to your blender with a little water and blend until smooth. Drink it up.
Other options I use in my spinach smoothies are bananas, strawberries, apples, pineapple, cooked pumpkin, carrots or whatever I have on hand.
Tip 1: Add honey for a touch of sweetness. It can work wonders when the fruits and vegetables you’re using have a tangy taste.
Tip 2: I usually freeze the fruits so I don’t have to use ice cubes.
Aloe vera boasts many benefits internally and externally. It is a good source of vitamins C & E, aids in digestion and helps reduce inflammation. Aloe vera is readily available at most grocery stores in the fresh leaf or prepared juice form. You can learn about some of the external benefits of aloe vera here.
I add aloe vera to my smoothies once a week. It is a simple way to care for myself from the inside out. I hope you’ll consider giving it a try. Please let me know if you do.
Natural. Beuatiful. You.®,
Benardett, Creator of Senica Products