4 Unique Aloe Vera Juice Recipes for Summer and Health

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This common potted plant can now become part of your daily diet. Naomi offers 4 recipes for taking advantage of this healthful plant, which offers more than just sunburn relief. Image via odetothebigsea

Growing up, my mother was always interested in natural remedies to mild health issues, whether it was burns, cuts or the flu. Aloe vera being so versatile was one of her favourites, but as much as we used it externally, aloe vera juice was never on the menu, it turns out that it can be a great addition to your diet.

There are many plants, like roses, which can be used in more than just one way and aloe vera – native to the Mediterranean region where it grows like a weed –  is one of them. We discussed previously some of the uses of aloe vera (like in ice-cream!) however the next step, beyond buying the potted plant, is to be able to make your own aloe vera drink. Granted this doesn’t sound very palatable but the benefits are significant to one’s health.

Your body has the tendency to hang onto food residues, various toxins and bacteria all of which block the intestinal lining of your digestive tract and prevent nutrients from being absorbed properly. Drinking aloe vera juice regularly can help get rid of all the junk your body no longer needs which in turn prevents various digestive problems such as indigestion, colitis, ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

aloe-drinkSome recipes for aloe vera juice: Your aloe vera drink will actually turn out different colours depending on the fruit you use, since the pulp of the plant itself is colourless Image via misocrazy

Recipe 1 – virgin juice

The most effective way to get the medical 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.

If you are looking for something a little tastier, we have some other options:

Recipe 2 – light and lemony

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

Recipe 3 – health

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

Recipe 4 – exotic aloe vera
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.

All of these recipes are simple and quick, but remember the same doesn’t apply to the results of drinking aloe vera. Like most things natural, it takes time until you see and feel the benefits of adding this to your diet, but it will be well worth the effort.

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14 thoughts on “4 Unique Aloe Vera Juice Recipes for Summer and Health”

  1. Amy Okon says:

    Isn’t aloe vera a laxative? Also, I’m pretty sure aloe vera causes allergic reaction in people with latex allergies.

    1. Lolu says:

      The green skin contains Alanin and that’s what causes the laxative effect and the bitter taste too. So it should simply be avoided.

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  4. frank says:

    I cube my aloe and add it into fruit salad (mucus and all) use any fruit you want then bring 1/2 cup water half cup lime juice 1/4 cup sugar to a simmer and pour over the salad!!

  5. Gil Zagorac says:

    Aloe vera is a succulent plant species that probably native plant originated in northern Africa. The species does not have any naturally occurring populations, although closely related aloes do occur in northern Africa.

  6. Nice recipes. In India, aloe vera sarbath is also available in shops. Really tasty and good for health. But the pulp pieces are somewhat difficult to swallow as I dont like the smell

  7. Robert says:

    I blend:
    1 cup aloe vera flesh
    1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar [Braggs]
    1 cup honey
    1 cup lemon juice
    2 apples
    2 Kiwi fruit
    2 bananas
    2 bulbs garlic
    1 small piece of ginger
    1 cup pure filtered water

    1 cup daily pure health in a glass…………

    1. Sounds like 20 cups of health

    2. Ida Leung says:

      That’s a lot of aloe leaves, do you have an aloe bush?

  8. Quest says:

    I’ve tried adding aloe vera to mango juice and it was down right bitter. I’m gonna try the boiling recipe that was stated above then add it to the fruit juice. However, I was aiming to just using the pulp without heating. With my past experience with the bitter taste when adding to juices, I’m skeptical for trying the methods above. Is there any way to reduce the bitter taste? Any particular juices that can combat the taste? Reduction of the Aloe vera only helps a little.

    1. Ty Honey says:

      If u remove the skin and spines soak in water for around 5 minutes , the bitterness leaves , and the alanen is removed , no stomach problems and no bitterness equals a far better experience 🙁

  9. Mr M A.Kashani says:

    Dear Sir .We are starting an aloe vera farm.We need to have a uniquee recipe to ppeople fresh,with analgament test.good quality and long shels life.If kindly recomment me this recipe.
    Best Wishes
    Kashani

  10. Your recipe for a delicious aloe vera drink looks wonderful! Our family has been drinking aloe vera on a daily basis for nearly 30 years. Wish we had seen this recipe earlier!

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