Celebrate the flavors of Autumn with this antioxidant-filled Aloe, Orange & Cranberry Smoothie. Not only is this recipe sweet and tangy, it is our way of boosting the immune system without going overboard on the sugar. So grab your blender and buckle in – we’re about to get tasty!
Immune Health at Home
It all starts with a few ounces of orange juice loaded with Vitamin C. It’s good to stock up on this vitamin, as our bodies require its antiviral and antibacterial benefits to help naturally strengthen our immune system.
Cranberries and strawberries provide key sources of Vitamin C as well, along with manganese and folate. Cranberries are low in sugar but rich in antioxidants, which make for an easy and effective way to strengthen immunity. They can also help improve digestive health by balancing the good bacteria located within our gut.
Likewise, bananas can help improve gut health through their prebiotic properties and high levels of potassium, magnesium, and Vitamin B6 (known to support the immune system). The splash of lemon juice also works as a great way to help aid in stomach indigestion. Not to mention it adds an extra bit of zest when needed.
Unsweetened almond milk contains an abundance of Vitamins A, D, and E. Those are known to give your immune system a much-needed recharge and help enhance your protection against unknown threats.
The final star of the show is, of course, Lily’s organically-grown Aloe Vera Juice. Naturally a proponent in digestion and immunity, our aloe juice harnesses over 200 biologically-active components like vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and polysaccharides to make sure our bodies are functioning at their best.
Lily’s Aloe, Orange & Cranberry Smoothie Ingredients
- 1 Peeled Banana
- 1 Cup Frozen Cranberries
- 1/2 Cup Frozen Strawberries
- 10 oz Orange Juice
- 4 oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1 Teaspoon Honey
- 2 oz of Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice
How To Prepare Your Smoothie
Gently pile the fruits, juices, and unsweetened almond milk into the blender. Turn it on and mix until nice and smooth. The chill from the frozen strawberries and cranberries will be refreshing and delicious.
Feel free to adjust the ingredients based on your desired consistency. For added sweetness, add some more berries or throw in another splash of orange juice. Adding banana also contributes to a thicker smoothie.
Last but not least, taste the final product and enjoy!
Another Reason to Adore Aloe Vera
Adding Aloe vera into your smoothie is one of the easiest ways to ensure good nutrition comes your way. Not only does it offer awesome support in everyday antioxidants, digestion, and nutrient absorption, but it’s also clinically proven to increase white blood cell counts.
White blood cells are the body’s #1 defense team. They seek out and fight off outside threats that have made their way through our eyes, ears, and mouths. By amplifying the amount of white blood cells that help protect your body, the immune system is put in the best position to help you stay healthy.
But don’t just take our word for it– check out the multiple Gold Standard studies that show Aloe vera topping the white blood cell charts though our patented Aloesorb process.
Finding Lily of the Desert Products
If you’re interested in experiencing all the excellent benefits Aloe vera has to offer, you can find our natural aloe products at major retailers around the United States. Check out our Try our Store Locator to find the nearest store to you!
Finally, be sure to reach out to us on the official Lily of the Desert Facebook if you have any questions. We’d love to see your take on this or any of our other aloe-based smoothies on Instagram, so tag us when you can!