Aloe vera is one of the staple ingredients in our kitchen. In fact we grow a few of them in containers for both topical and culinary uses. This plant can do amazing things to a human body including boosting immune system, promoting digestion, detox, anti-inflammation and it is a vitamin and mineral powerhouse with 12 vitamins, 20 minerals and 19 amino acids. This aloe vera smoothie recipe incorporates some fruits and herb with aloe gel, which definitely brings out a twist in taste. It is also very kid friendly since it is sweet and pleasing to little folks’ taste buds. You can play around with the amount of coconut juice in this recipe to achieve your desired smoothie consistency.
So what are you waiting for? Go get yourself an aloe plant and try this aloe vera smoothie recipe out!
- • 1 ripe frozen banana
- • 1 aloe vera leave
- • ½ ripe mango
- • ½ cup of coconut water
- • 10 mint leaves
- • 1 tsp. grated coconut meat
- Remove the skin of the mango cut the flesh into chunks.
- Stand the aloe leave up in a glass for 5-10 minutes to allow the yellow sap drain. If you skip this step your smoothie will end up a bit bitter. Wash the Aloe Vera leave and pat dry. Place it on a chopping board and cut off the pointy rough edges on 2 sides of the leave by running your knife from the top to bottom of the leave. Slice the leave length-wise. Now you have 2 Aloe Vera flaps with gel-like meat inside. Scoop out the aloe gel on both flaps.
- In a high-speed blender, first blend frozen banana with coconut water until there are no chunks left. Add mango, Aloe Vera gel, mint leaves and blend until smooth. Top with grated coconut meat and enjoy.