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ALOE VERA JUICE RECIPES

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Yesterday, we took a look at some of the many ways aloe vera can benefit your health. But seeing as to how popular aloe vera has become in recent years, you may be wondering: why bother?

It’s important to talk about aloe vera because at this point, most people are not using the plant for its full potential. Yes, aloe vera has a stellar reputation in the skin-care industry. It’s the first thing you reach for when it comes to any kind of burn, and you’ve probably grown to love the gentle, cooling sensation as it does its magic.

But have you ever considered eating it?

Aloe vera isn’t a fruit, and there isn’t much “meat” to it. It probably hasn’t occurred to many people that they should be taking a bite of it. But what if you were to take the gel of an aloe vera plant, and mix it with juices to create a delicious and healthy drink?

Aloe vera has a lot to offer, not just outside the body but also in We’re constantly building up toxins and bacteria in our intestines, which keeps our bodis from being able to take in the nutrients they need. If you regularly drink aloe vera, it’ll work as a sort of daily detox. In effect, drinking aloe vera juices can help prevent irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion ulcers, and more.

To learn more about how you can make aloe vera not only palatable but delicious, here are a couple juice recipes


4 Unique Aloe Vera Juice Recipes for Summer and Health


Healthy – Apple, Carrot, Orange Blend

Ingredients:

2 Carrots

2 Green apples

1 Orange, peeled

1 tbsp of aloe vera pulp

Method:

  1. Cut the apples, carrots and orange into pieces
  2. Blend them into a juice
  3. Then add the aloe vera

Image result for exoctic pinapple carrot apple cocktailExotic – Pinapple, Carrot, Apple

For something a little more exotic you can try this one.

Ingredients:

1-2 cup Fresh pineapple

1 Carrot

1 Green apple

1 tbsp Aloe vera pulp

A few tbsp of coconut milk is optional

Method:

Basically blend all the ingredients together, adding the pulp of the aloe vera leaf. The coconut milk more than being a tasty addition, will actually increase the anti-bacterial and anti-viral qualities of this drink.


Virgin – Aloe Juice

The most effective way to get the medicinal benefits is to drink the pure juice, so if you are game, this is the recipe for you:

1. You take a few leaves of aloe vera and cut them into pieces of a few centimetres long and put this in a pot to boil.
2. Let it boil for a few minutes, but make sure it doesn’t boil over.
3. Take it off the flame and let it cool for about an hour, sitting in the water.
4. Then take out the plant pieces and drink only the liquid.


cocktailCleansing – Cucumber, Apple, Lemon

Ingredients:

1 Cucumber
1 Apple
1 Lemon
2 tbsp Aloe vera pulp

Method:
1. Blend the apple and the cucumber
2. Add the lemon juice
3. Cut open an aloe vera leaf and scoop out 2 tbsp of the pulp and add it to the mixture


Sound good?

Have you ever tried drinking aloe vera juice before? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Share your own favorite recipes in the comments’ section!


Disclaimer

This information in our Herbal Reference Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not give dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner.


Additional resources

BOOKS

Bratman, Steven and David Kroll. Natural Health Bible. Prima Health, 1999.

Chevallier, Andrew. The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants. DK Publishing Inc., 1996.

Jellin, J. M., F. Batz, and K. Hitchens. Pharmacist’s Letter/Prescriber’s Letter Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. Therapeutic Research Faculty, 1999.

Murray, Michael T. The Healing Power of Herbs. Prima Health, 1995.

Original article 

http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/amazing-aloe-vera.htm

 

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C Katt Krespach, NTP

C Katt Krespach, NTP

C Katt Krespach, NTP is a nutritional therapist and long time activist with a passion for healing arts and social entrepreneurship, …working in both areas for over a quarter of a century. Her site TheFoodReality.com has a worldwide following. SpritualEntrepreneur.global is her newest project and coaches brick-and-morter business owners into global social entrepreneurship. She is an author, public speaker, and entrepreneur. You can get Katt’s free edible flowers e-book here and also watch a short documentary on how she overcame neuropathy, significant weight gain, and more with easy, natural and healing mindsets. Follow Katt on Facebook, Wordpress, Twitter, and Instagram.

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