Have you ever wanted to try drinking aloe vera juice? However, it seems a little bit too complicated to make your own.
Well, I'm here to tell you that it's actually quite simple and easy to make. All you need is some simple ingredients and household appliances. Once you start making and drinking your own homemade aloe juice you'll never stop!
Making aloe juice is much easier than it seems. All you need is aloe leaves, a blender, containers to keep it in and any other ingredients you might want to add to the juice. The benefits of aloe juice are too many too count and picking your own aloe leaves from your plant is very satisfying. Simply extract the gel, blend it with water or other juices and add other ingredients if you desire to mask the taste.
What is aloe vera juice, anyway? Aloe vera juice is made by extracting, grinding or blending and purifying the aloe gel found in the aloe plants –a succulent.
It's a thick and gooey liquid that we often slather on sunburns or cuts. But when mixed with water, aloe vera gel becomes aloe vera juice and it is what many believe to be a “elixir” of radiant health!
Aloe vera juice has many benefits. Keep reading to find out why aloe vera should be in your refrigerator at all times.
So, you've decided to add drinking aloe vera into your daily routine. First of all, pat yourself on the back because you've made a great decision for your body!
Aloe vera may seem like one of those trends that has a lot of hype, but actually doesn't work. However, this is the furthest thing from the truth. Actually, it's not a new trend at all. People have been taking aloe vera as medicine for centuries. And if it worked for them, it can definitely work for us. Its benefits are the many vitamins found in aloe. It's packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals that help your gut, immune system, teeth and digestive system!
It can help with hydration, constipation, and relive heartburn. If you suffer from any of those discomforts, aloe is almost certainly the drink for you. Once you get used to the taste or find a recipe to mask it, aloe vera will start to benefit you immediately!
Continue reading to find out exactly what you’ll need to make an aloe drink of your own and other uses for your aloe vera juice!
“What do I need to start making my own aloe vera juice today - you might be asking. And that's a good question!
Though it seems complicated to harvest and make juice out of an aloe leaf it's actually quite easy. Below you’ll find exactly what you need to get started making aloe juice.
Starting with your aloe. First, if you’re using aloe straight from the plant, it's very important to use water to clean the outside of the aloe.
Be especially careful if you have a latex allergie. The toxic aloe vera latex could be particularly damaging to you. If you’re using store bought aloe leaves, it’s likely the yellow latex will have been released already but you should still be careful.
This warning is especially important to remember if you are picking your own aloe vera. If you choose to use store-bought please, do not forget to clean them nonetheless.
Carefully remove the yellow residue, or film off of the aloe by rinsing the aloe leafs gently in 8fl oz of water and about 3tsp of white vinegar. This will ensure that all the toxic substance is completely removed. After this is finished, scoop out the aloe gel with a spoon or knife. Then place it directly into your blender. Add your water or another other juice of your choice until you reach your desired consistency. Feel free to add your honey, lemon juice, or ice if you desire. Pour your drink and serve it! Or, put it into an airtight container and refrigerate it for no more than 5 days.
You can drink up to eight ounces of aloe vera daily, but if you struggle with the taste start small and work your way up.
The aloe plant has endless uses! And, it’s a beautiful plant to keep in your home or garden. To learn more about the aloe plant and it’s many uses, benefits and properties read our other posts!
Learn how to pot and take care of your aloe plant with our gardening posts. And, once you have a successful aloe plant, learn some recipes to make the most of it!
Thank you for reading!
My name is Jimena and I'm the the founder of Easy Succulents! I'm fascinated by this wonderful plants and I want to share with the world everything I know about them!
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