Aloe is a magically healing succulent plant. You might know of its juice’s use for taking the sting out of mild cuts and burns. However, you can also take it internally with an aloe vera drink.
Aloe vera juice offers multiple health benefits, including giving your body a healthy dose of antioxidants. It can also help lower your blood sugar. How should you drink it? Try these eight aloe vera drink recipes for healthy hydration.
You might associate honeydew melons with summertime fruit salad. It also makes a divine beverage with its lightly sugary taste. The two tablespoons of agave syrup add an extra spark of sweetness.
To make this, assemble one cubed honeydew melon, ½ cup of clear aloe vera gel from inside the leaf, a quarter cup of lemon juice, and two cups of water. Puree the ingredients in a blender until smooth, and use a cheesecloth to strain any remaining solid matter. Serve over ice.
Lemonade is delicious, but store-bought versions can come laden with sugar and artificial sweeteners. Why not make a natural version at home and improve your health?
If you want to slash the sugar content of your homemade beverage, substitute powdered monk fruit. This sweetener is 100% natural but won’t spike your glycemic index like cane products will. You might have to experiment a bit to discover the perfect ratio for your tastes, but you have a delicious and healthy beverage once you do.
Have you seen healthy-looking people sipping on green drinks? There’s a reason for all the hype. Ingredients like spinach, kale and chard are chock-full of antioxidants and B-vitamins to support overall health.
The addition of cayenne in this blend gives it a spicy kick while easing arthritis pain — capsaicin is a potent anti-inflammatory. Cinnamon helps regulate your blood sugar while adding a natural dash of sweetness, along with blueberry and banana.
Watermelon is incredibly hydrating. It’s 92% water and a natural source of electrolytes like calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium.
You only need three ingredients to assemble this beverage — four cups watermelon juice, two cups of cold, filtered water and the aloe gel from one leaf. Blend the ingredients until no sticky bits of the gel remain, and enjoy.
If you’re looking for the ultimate nutritional beverage that’s packed with phytonutrients and antioxidants, your search is over. This mixture has fruit, kale, celery, coconut water and aloe combined for a healing punch that makes you feel more energized from the first sip.
Women who are pregnant should exercise caution, though. Although the fennel this blend contains can induce labor when a pregnancy goes past the due date, it might cause a miscarriage in those in the early stages.
Who thought something that tastes so much like a milkshake could be good for you? The coconut milk, bananas and strawberries blend with the aloe vera juice to craft a treat tasty enough to have come from an old-school soda fountain.
At only 99 little calories, you can feel good indulging in this treat, even if you’re trying to shed unwanted pounds. A little dab of almond milk whipped cream and a strawberry and mint-leaf garnish make serving it elegant.
Cucumbers are another naturally hydrating food. Removing the seeds before adding them to the blender keeps this drink from getting chunky. You’ll also need an apple, coconut water and two tablespoons of aloe vera gel.
If you’re trying to save time, you can find food-grade aloe vera gel in many health food stores. Consider this option if you want to save time or find it intimidating to wield a filleting knife.
What is kefir? You might fall in love with this beverage if you have tummy trouble. It contains oodles of probiotics to nurture your digestive system.
A lassi is a blended drink with yogurt and milk — or kefir — fruit and a little bit of sugar. This blend features raw honey, giving you the benefit of the sticky stuff’s antimicrobial properties. The melted coconut oil adds a richness that will keep you full until lunch if you dive into one of these for breakfast.
Your beverage choices can go far to improve your overall health. Try one of these eight aloe vera drink recipes for healthy hydration.