Delicious Fresh Aloe Vera Smoothies

When I first started drinking fresh aloe vera smoothies I had no idea of the incredible health benefits of this "miracle" plant.

It turns out that the clear, almost tasteless inner gel is a powerhouse of nutrition packed with over 200 phytonutrients.

There's no better way to ensuring a daily dose than by adding fresh aloe vera to your healthy fruit smoothie recipes.

 Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera for Weight Loss

Adding about 200g fresh aloe vera to my daily fruit smoothies has helped me stick to a healthy diet plan. Now I understand that one of the health benefits of aloe vera is that it helps stabilize blood sugars, I see why my cravings for sweet or high carbohydrate foods decreased.

Of course, once I stopped consuming so many processed carbs, my weight began to drop off easily and I lost 15lbs in less than one month.

Use a fresh aloe vera leaf

It's very easy to fillet a fresh ale vera leaf to extract the gel. Here I show you how to make aloe vera juice to add to your fruit smoothies.

Don't worry about the taste - although it has a reputation for its bitter taste I have never found this to be a problem. In fact the fresh gel seems to enhance the flavor and sweetness of the fruits it is blended with.

Side effects of aloe vera

If you’re consuming aloe vera for the first time, it’s a good idea to limit the quantity at first then gradually increase the amount as you see how your body reacts to it. It sometimes has a laxative effect and may cause diarrhea as your digestive system gets used to it. Although aloe vera clears up many digestive disorders, it is not recommended for people suffering from colitis or Crohn's disease

Due to its laxative effect, consuming aloe vera may affect the absorption of certain medications. For this reason if you are on medication of any kind you should consult your doctor before introducing into your diet.

Consuming aloe vera is not recommended during menstruation, pregnancy or breastfeeding, nor should children consume it in large quantities - so if you plan to share your fruit smoothies with your family pour out for the children first, before adding the fresh aloe vera.

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