Aloe Vera Benefits & Aloe Kiwi Mint Smoothie

 
 
 
 
 
This is my very first post in the A to Z Blogging challenge and  I am quite excited to be presenting a short and sweet post with the alphabet A. My first year participating and I am not quite sure I will  blog on every alphabet, but I will do my very best.  A fun way to come up with creative nutrition posts and recipes.
I got hooked on Aloe vera  a few years back when I read about the health benefits. I love Aloe vera juice and can drink it plain, but I find adding some additional ingredients to it in the form of a smoothie makes it delish and turns it into a super charged drink  nutritionally. Before I introduce my drink to you, just a few  pointers on the benefits of this super fruit. 
 
Nutrion Nuts and bolts on Aloe Vera
Elixir of aging : high antioxidants that counteract the effects of free radicals which can cause cell damage.
Improves immune system.
Powerful detox agent : Purifies and cleanses the system from inside out.
Increases metabolism : helps in wt loss.
Healthy skin and hair : when applied topically and taken internally.
Helps maintain healthy digestive tract : treats and soothes colitis and  ulcers.
Keeps the body in a healthy alkaline balance.
Powerhouse of vitamins : vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B12 
 
Finally, here it is !! My antioxidant rich green smoothie creation ! I have this everymorning and it tastes super delish and gives me a head start into my day.  Don’t let the green intimidate you.  It’s super yummy  !!
 
 
 
 
 
Aloe Vera Kiwi Spinach Detox Smoothie

Yield: 2 cups

Serving Size: 8 oz

Aloe vera juice blended with spinack, kiwi and green grapes makes the ultimate green smoothie !

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera juice - 1 cup
  • Spinach - 2 cups
  • Kiwi - 2
  • Green grapes - 1 cup
  • Mint - 1/4 cup
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Stevia or Agave Nectar - 1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Peel kiwi, wash spinach
  2. Blend all ingredients till smooth
  3. Add Stevia or agave nectar
  4. Enjoy a glass of cool green minty detox goodness.
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Comments

  1. Sounds delicious. Good luck with the challenge!

  2. Hi! So glad to find you through the AZ Challenge! Your smoothies look delish! :)

  3. I drink Aloe Vera & this is a great way to make it yummier since I dont really like the taste much !! Tks again for a fab recipe and Ahem ! Great photography !

  4. Love love the greeeeeeen smoothie Sue ! Never had Aloe, maybe will have some after reading those health benefits. All the best ! What's up for B ?

  5. A-Z Challenge shout-out! As usual, looks amazing! I could use the kiwi smoothie now:)

  6. cds1689 says:

    I love fruit, and kiwi's one of my favorites. I don't think I've had aloe vera, though. Interesting idea to mix kiwi, spinach, and green grapes. This would be interesting to try. Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. Wow! I had no idea you could drink aloe vera! What does it taste like? Is it sweet or bitter or even have a taste?

    Thanks for teaching me something new today!

    Lisa, the Life of Lisa

  8. I love the Aloe Vera drinks it is sooo tast, I just moved from South Africa to The Netherlands, I have never seen Aloe Vera drinks in S.A. which is weird since South Africa is a big source of Aloe Vera but any way drinking it is a win-win situation.

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  10. I have found that drinking a small amount of FLP aloe vera gel every day is a great help to keeping myself “regular” (so to speak). This shouldn’t be used as a cure or treatment for any disease, or the symptoms of any disease, but I’ve found it to be a good preventative maintenence technique for myself.

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