Aloe juice with lemon and mint is rich in fiber, vitamin C and potassium.
Affectionately called aloe vera, the famous aloe vera is one of the medicinal plants that can help – and a lot! – taking care of our health. The “miraculous” gel inside its leaves is an excellent healing, cellular regenerator and natural anti-inflammatory. And one of the best ways to take advantage of this and other benefits of the plant is to prepare a delicious aloe juice and boost the body! Take a look at these 4 supernutritive options!
1. First, learn how to make aloe vera juice
Source of antioxidants , vitamins (A, C and E) and mineral salts – such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium and selenium -, the aloe vera drink gathers a series of essential nutrients for our daily lives . And contrary to what some people believe, the juice is quite simple to make.
The first step – one of the most important – is to wash the aloe leaves in running water (gently rubbing all of its parts with your hands), because as soon as the plant is detached from its root it secretes a yellowish and toxic liquid that does not must be consumed. Pay close attention to him!
When the aloe leaves are washed, dry them with a few sheets of paper towels and, with the help of a sharp knife, cut the side skin of the leaf by sliding the blade along its length until it “opens”. Then, cut a very thin layer of the top peel (so as to leave only the aloe gel on top of the bottom sheet) and discard.
With the help of a tablespoon, remove the transparent and sticky substance from the leaf (the gel), remove any yellowish or greenish residues that stick to the colorless part and place only the aloe gel in the blender. The secret is to beat two tablespoons of the gel (1 leaf of aloe vera) with at least 500 ml of ice water. If there are 4 spoons (usually 2 leaves of aloe vera), beat with 1 liter of water and so on.
Finally, add a few ice cubes and sweeten with brown sugar or demerara – much more nutritious than other types of sugar .
2. Aloe juice with orange
Mixing aloe juice with fruits, vitamins and other types of juices is a great way to accumulate benefits! In the case of aloe vera juice with orange, vitamin C is the nutrient that stands out . To prepare it, just prepare 500 ml of orange juice and beat 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel into the drink itself. Then just put the ice and sugar. If you want, mash everything together!
3. Aloe juice with lemon
When it comes to mixing aloe vera with lemon, you also increase the amount of vitamin C in the juice, but include a good deal of fiber and minerals, such as potassium. The preparation of the juice is basically the same as the previous one: you must prepare the lemon juice and liquefy it along with the aloe gel.
Tip: To make it even more tasty, add some mint leaves to the juice!
4. Aloe juice with honey and orange slices
To innovate the aloe juice recipe – and add some B vitamins – prepare the plant’s natural juice, place it in a jar, add some fresh slices of orange and replace the sugar with two tablespoons of honey for sweeten the juice . Worth a try!