Aloe Vera Lemonade Smoothie

Aloe Vera Lemonade SmoothieI recently purchased aloe vera gel to use in a couple body butter recipes, but made sure to save a little for smoothies :)

In the past I’ve procured fresh aloe leaves, filleted, and scraped out the gel for use in smoothies. As it turns out this aloe vera gel is much easier to work with.

For the complete download on the health benefits and awesomeness of aloe vera, click here to view my article. The Reader’s Digest version: aloe is replete with vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids. Its impressive nutrient profile leads to the following health benefits:

  • Improved digestion
  • Aids in detoxification
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-Cancerous
  • Helps with diabetes
  • Great for your skin (when consumed internally and applied externally)
  • Improved cholesterol
  • Heart friendly

For these reasons aloe vera in a bonafide superfood. The aloe and citrus fruit in this recipe stimulate and facilitate the elimination of toxins, hence the detox smoothie categorization.  You can’t go wrong with a nutritious and delicious smoothie that also helps you do a little detoxing.

The picture of this smoothie didn’t turn out that well, nor does it convey the almost florescent green color. Anyways, hope you enjoy!

Aloe Vera Lemonade Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 medium aloe vera leaf, filleted (approximately 1/2 cup), or 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1/2 medium lemon, peeled and deseeded
  • 1/2 medium lime, peeled and deseeded
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • A dash of Celtic sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey to sweeten
  • 4 – 6 ice cubes (optional)

The Add-ons

  • 1 cup kale, spinach, or other green
  • 1 kiwi, skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon flax or chia seeds
  • Any other healthy ingredients you have on hand

Show Time

Place all the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth. If you add coconut oil and don’t have a very powerful blender you might want to blend everything except the coconut oil first, then drizzle it on and blend for another 5-10 seconds to avoid clumping.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 359
  • Fat: 29g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Vitamin C: 59% RDA
  • Vitamin K: 27% RDA
  • Potassium: 16% RDA
  • Iron: 14% RDA

I purchased the aloe vera gel from Mountain Rose Herbs. Here’s a fantastic Key Lime Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter Recipe for those interested.

I’d love to know if you try this aloe vera lemonade smoothie – please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!

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14 Responses to Aloe Vera Lemonade Smoothie

  1. Hi Ryan, Just tried your Aloe Vera Lemonade Smoothie, refreshing, bitter, cleansing.
    Loved it – thankyou for your recipes.
    I have 2 a day now but intend on being a 3 shakes a day gal.

    Thank you

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Cathro,

      Refreshing, bitter, cleansing…love your description of this smoothie :) Great to hear you’re enjoying the smoothies recipes.

      Best,
      Ryan

    • Dear Ryan,

      Keep up the good work. Im in love with Aloe Vera and us products on daily routine, including at my work place at my beauty clinic.

      Tommorow I am going to do a talk on aloe vera and decided to do this smoothie to share with participants.

      Regards

      • Ryan Carmody #

        I hope all the participants resonate with your enthusiasm for aloe vera and enjoy this smoothie :)

  2. Clara Barajas #

    Anxious to try your smoothie recipes!

    Clara

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I hope you like them, Clara :)

  3. Bettye #

    I am trying this smoothie this morning.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I hope you enjoy it, Bettye!

  4. Robin #

    I didn’t like it at first but It was delicious after I blended in some ice. I didn’t have the Celtic Sea Salt, so I used Himalaya Sea Salt. My add-on was spinach.

    This will definitely be in the rotation. Thank you.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hey Robin,

      I’ll have to add ice as an optional ingredient. Himalayan salt was the perfect substitute and spinach a nice add-on. Nice to hear this will be in your rotation.

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  5. Jacqueline #

    Thanks Ryan!

    Just wanted to thank you for all the great suggestions you kindly give freely for healthy smoothies👍🏿
    I tired this one just – but used coconut kefir instead of water-was very refreshing!!
    Thanks once again!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome, Jacqueline! Coconut kefir was an excellent substitute for water.

  6. marie #

    all your recipes are awesome u can add something new everytime.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Thanks, Marie. Yes, being creative with your smoothies is fun stuff.

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