Kimberly Snyder has always been a staunch proponent of detoxification and thus, from time to time, she keeps on sharing various tips and ways to detox the body. Here, she suggests the wonderful recipe of Aloe Vera Cleansing Smoothie. Well, many of us might be thinking that this plant is just great for minor cuts and burns, but surprisingly, it has additional cleansing benefits too.
You may have grown aloe vera at some point of time or may have bought this plant home. But did you know that this plant has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries? Well, if not, then you must know that this herb is widely used in Ayurveda – an ancient system of medicine – as well as in different traditional medicines across the globe.
Aloe Vera juice is prepared from the leaves of aloe vera by crushing, blending and grinding its leaves. It is then filtered in a multi-step filtering process before consumption of the concentrated juice, which is laden with all sorts of nutrients. The smell of the plant may not be so good or bearable, but the juice is not so bad in taste and easy to consume.
Snyder recommends adding it to other drinks, but you can have it alone if you can bear the smell and taste of the juice to reap maximum benefits. You can mix aloe vera with water and lemon. You could even add organic sweetener to enhance its taste. Unquestionably, there are plenty of benefits because of which, Aloe vera is used as a health supplement and a dietary drink.
Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice
A very potent benefit of aloe vera is that it can cleanse us from inside out. From the mouth to the gut! Further, elaborating on gut, Kimberly says that gut is all about digestion and assimilation. The water content of aloe vera is very high, so it keeps you hydrated. It also helps in healthy and easy removal of excessive toxins from the body; hence, a great detoxifying agent.
Aloe vera juice helps boosts the process of digestion. It also relieves constipation as it lubricates the intestine. It increases the absorption of nutrients, and prevents cramps, bloating and flatulence.
Kimberly Snyder mentions that many people have acidic stomach. For proper health of the stomach, we need to have a balanced pH. Aloe vera is alkalizing in nature. It keeps our stomach function properly and maintaining the balance of microflora. Aloe Vera juice prevents irritation of gut.
Besides its topical uses, aloe vera juice helps cleanse the body. It aids in removing toxic materials from some vital organs in our body, which is essential for our general health, beauty and wellness. Aloe vera is highly effective in providing relief from conditions, such as upset stomach and inflammation of the gut.
You can combine it with fresh spinach, pineapple, banana and dates for sweetness, and green tea. These are the perfect ingredients for preparing a delicious smoothie.
Aloe Vera Smoothie Recipe by Kimberly Snyder:
- 1 tbsp aloe vera juice
- 1 spinach
- 8 oz green tea (unsweetened)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 date
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- Boil the water and steep green tea
- Mix all the ingredients and blend them with tea