Recipe With Aloe Vera: The Immune Booster Drink

 

Adapted from Foodie Crush

This healthy and creamy immune-boosting green smoothie made with almond milk, is naturally sweetened with frozen fruit and packed with vitamins and antioxidants to help keep colds at bay. 

Serves 2 smoothies   

Ingredients

  • 1 cup roughly chopped spinach and kale packed tightly

Chopped Spinach | curaloe.co.za blogs

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Almond Milk | curaloe.co.za blogs

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mix of mango, pineapple and kiwi chunks

Mango, Pineapple & Kiwi Chunks | curaloe.co.za blogs

Aloe Vera Juice , Lemon Juice , Grated Ginger | curaloe.co.za blogs

 

Instructions

Add the spinach and kale to a blender with the Almond Breeze and blend well.

Add the frozen fruit, ginger, lemon and aloe vera juice and blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add more almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time.

** If using fresh fruit instead of frozen, reduce the almond milk amount to 1 cup and slowly add more to make your preferred thickness. Or, add 3-4 ice cubes before blending. 

Juice Ready To Serve | curaloe.co.za blogs

 

Nutritional Benefits Of Each Product

Almond Milk: may reduce the risk of cancer, low in calorie so aids to weight loss, it holds no cholesterol so may lower risk of heart disease, abundant in calcium and vitamins for stronger bones and joints, contains anti-oxidants, rich in vitamin A, E and D which contributes to eye health, contains high anti-oxidants like vitamin E for glowing skin. Most importantly it is a great substitute of dairy.

Spinach: is a rich source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C that helps to keep smooth skin tone. It consists of high water content that helps keep the skin hydrated and moisturized. It also is an excellent source of Vitamin K1, folic acid, iron and calcium as well as potassium and magnesium to help boost your system.

Kale: is among the most nutrient-dense foods, loaded with powerful anti-oxidants, an excellent source of Vitamin C. It is believed as treatment & lower the risk of diabetes and aids digestion. It is believed to lower the risk of diabetes, and heart disease as well as aids in digestion.  

Kiwi: It is known to create Alkaline balance, helps to lower blood pressure. Kiwis are great to exfoliate dead skin, heals the skin and keeps it firm. With just one cup it will provide with 273% of your daily recommended value of vitamin C.

Aloe Vera: Alkalinity, hydration, detoxifying, clearer skin, nutritional boost, heartburn relief, gut / digestive benefits, boost immunity, reduces inflammation / arthritis.

 

A proper functioning immune system is your body's natural defense system. The stronger the immune system, the healthier the body and the better it is able to protect against diseases, viruses, parasites, bacteria and more. It is beneficial to consume Aloe Vera in the form of juice or powder capsules to better enhance your body and your immune system.

 

 


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