Most of us would be aware of the healing properties of aloe vera when applied topically to the skin for problems such as burns.
Aloe vera is also available as a drink and manufacturers claim that it is a powerful elixir.
However, results from a small number of scientific researches shows that it may actually lead to problems of the gut.
The internet is full of pro and con articles about whether aloe vera juice is beneficial or not. I’ve given it a try, having about 30-50ml a day. I haven’t noticed any ill effects and actually think it has soothed my stomach a little. As always, everything in moderation…we’ll see what happens!
The brand I decided to try was this one
You can buy it at Coles Supermarkets. It was the most reasonably priced one I could find that didn’t have hidden nasties such as sugar and chemicals.
This smoothie is soothing to the body and gut!
In a blender/food processor add:
Handful of kale
1 ‘Cocobella’ Coconut water
Half a large avocado
1 tablespoon of vital greens
The juice of half a lime
Blend and enjoy!
My new favourite health tonic…..for the days that you need a pick me up!
Half a lemon
One or two knobs of ginger (depending on how strong you want it)
A handful of baby spinach leaves
5 pieces of celery
Small bunch of mint leaves
Then mix the juice with a tablespoon of Vital Greens and about 50ml of Aloe Vera Juice. Water it down to the strength that suits you. You should be able to get 3-4 glasses once watered down.
This tonic is also great if your stomach is feeling a bit funny or if you feel like you might be coming down with a cold.
This is what hubby and I eat on a Friday night when we can’t be bothered cooking…..
A platter of roast chicken, carrot and celery sticks, garlic hummus, cheese and 9 Grain Vita Wheats!
Plus a yummy juice made from: beetroot, orange, celery, cucumber, ginger, watermelon, lime, lemon, carrot, parsley…..I think that’s all!