Supergreen Aloe Smoothie

Supergreen Aloe SmoothieGreens and the wonderful superfood aloe vera combine for one super healthy smoothie.

Most people are familiar with using aloe vera topically. It’s great for burns, sunburn, rashes, acne, poison ivy, and a host of other skin conditions.

But the real magic and health benefits of aloe are experienced by those who consume it.

The gel of raw aloe contains a bevy of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, fiber, amino acids, enzymes, and the all important polysaccharides.

Polysaccharides are carbohydrates, or long chain sugar molecules, responsible for the following health benefits:

  • Joint, brain, nervous system, and skin lubrication
  • Great for the digestive system and helpful for a range of digestive issue
  • Slow burning, long lasting, steady energy source
  • Boosts your immune system, in particular to fend off viral, bacterial, and fungal infections

The super nutrient profile of aloe helps with weight loss, reducing inflammation, heart disease, diabetes, and is anti-cancerous. Aloe vera also help you stay hydrated, is good for your kidneys, and supports the liver’s production of the powerful antioxidant glutathione.

Aloe is truly a beautifying and health promoting superfood, for your inside and out.

Freshly filleted aloe is your best bet, but store bought gels and liquids are good too.

Aloe is also easy to grow and great to have on hand should you burn yourself, run through a patch of poison ivy, or if you feel like blending up a delicious aloe vera smoothie. The latter being my top reason for having an aloe plant around the house.

Supergreen Aloe Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small aloe vera leaf, filleted (about 1/3 cup fresh aloe)
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • A dash of Celtic sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey (substitute maple syrup or stevia)
  • 1 serving of you preferred green superfood (Boku, Vitamineral Green, Ormus Supergreens, etc) powder (optional)

The Add-ons

  • 1 tablespoon flax, hemp, or chia seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder or nibs
  • 1 serving of your preferred protein powder
  • Anything you have on hand that sounds good

Show Time

Place all of the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 275
  • Fat: 17g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 24g
  • Vitamin A: 10% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 37% RDA
  • Vitamin K: 216% RDA
  • Calcium: 5% RDA
  • Iron: 12% RDA

I’d love to know if you tried this supergreen aloe smoothie – please do tell in the comments below. Happy Blending!

, , , ,

6 Responses to Supergreen Aloe Smoothie

  1. Chantel #

    I have been earnestly reading your site for a couple hours now. I’ve been looking for a way to ingest aloe vera since I discovered it’s ability to boost the absorption of your vitamins(among the many other benefits mentioned above, of course), but frankly, its disgusting. I’m looking forward to hiding it in a smoothie.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Chantel, I think you’ll find you don’t even notice the aloe in your smoothie unless you use an exorbitant amount. “Hiding” things in smoothie is one of my specialties :)

      Cheers!
      Ryan

  2. Donna #

    I tried it.did not use much Aloe..but god I almost passed out…so gross so bitter

    I used more honey more blue berries…

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Donna,

      Thanks for the feedback. Now that I look at the recipe again I realize it can be quite bitter. I used Boku superfood powder which has some sweetness and a big dollop of honey. I’m also more attuned to bitterness.

  3. MM #

    1/3c seems like way too much aloe vera. A teaspoon or 2 is plenty! Thank you for the recipe otherwise. Also trying to incorporate aloe vera into our lives other than external reasons!!

    • Ryan Carmody #

      If you’re new to aloe it’s probably a good idea to work up to that much.

Leave a Reply to Chantel Click here to cancel reply.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.