How To Add Aloe Vera To Your Juices To Boost Your Digestive Health
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Most people don’t want to drink pure aloe vera juice because of the taste, but love all the health benefits it offers. Studies show that aloe vera is very good for the skin, but that’s just scratching the surface—aloe vera is a natural anti-inflammatory, immune booster (contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, niacin and folate).
Aloe vera juice is also rich with healthy minerals: chromium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, potassium, iron, sodium, and calcium among others. Good for our dental health, cardiovascular health, and part of an alkaline diet, what’s not to love about aloe vera juice?
Well, some find the taste somewhat off-putting, so let’s put you back on the aloe vera idea with these delicious juices. Try them with ice on a hot day.
How To Make Delicious Aloe Vera Juices
1. Lemon and Aloe
1 Cucumber + 1 Apple + 1 Lemon +
4 tbsp aloe vera juice
This blend will hydrate your body and refresh your mind.
2. Citrus Twist
2 Carrots + 2 Green Apples + 1 Orange
4 tbsp aloe vera juice
This juice has a sweet and zingy taste for the perfect aloe vera pick-me-up.
3. Exotic Aloe
2 cups fresh pineapple + 1 cup mango chunks + 1 Green Apple
2 tbsp coconut milk (optional) + 4 tbsp aloe vera juice
The green apple peps up the sweet pineapple and mango blend. Add the coconut milk for a luxurious, creamy taste.
4. Lemon and Ginger
2 Cucumbers + 1 Lemon + 2 tsps fresh ginger
2 Apples + 1 Bunch Spinach + 4 tbsp aloe vera juice
This aloe vera juice recipe is perfect for when you’re feeling under the weather or need something to perk up your senses.
5. Aloe and Cranberry
2 cups cranberries + 2 red apples + 4 tbsp aloe vera juice
This classic cranberry and apple combination will leave you wanting more!
6. Simple Aloe Vera Juice
1 Apple + 1 Cucumber + 1 Lemon
4 tbsps aloe vera juice
This is a very simple and refreshing aloe vera juice recipe for when you want a natural, purifying drink.
In her book “Herbal Medicines” Joanne Barnes recommends that children over age 10 and adults have aloe vera juice three times each day in a dose of between 50 and 200 milligrams. Aloe vera juice can be a laxative when overdose.
Aloe vera juice may interact negatively with medications, both over-the-counter and prescription especially stimulant laxatives, diuretic drugs and sevoflurane (which is used for anesthesia). Anyone on medication for diabetes or heart disease should consult their doctor before drinking aloe vera juice.
Precaution for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
During pregnancy, you should limit your consumption of aloe vera juice due to its purgative and irritant properties. It should not be consumed while breastfeeding as it can cause severe diarrhea for the baby.
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I like to have about 4 ounces of aloe, 4 cranberry and 4 pineapple juice blended with my greens mix nightly. Love it!
thank you for sharing these wonderful juice recipes. My husband just started radiation for prostate cancer and I was told about Aloe Vera in juicing. my question to your recipes is: do I add water to these recipes if so how much? Adding the amount requested in your recipes of Aloe Vera help with daily bowel movement? thank you! Any other juice of food recipes that you can share will be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately this health experience has opened our eyes to take better care of our bodies and eat healthier. thank you once more!