If St. Patrick’s Day festivities leave you feeling a little green, a healthy dose of aloe can help turn your luck around. Today we’re bringing balance back into our systems with a deliciously detoxifying and immune-boosting green smoothie. Let’s get blending!
Gather Your Green Ingredients
Although celery isn’t often featured in smoothie recipes, it’s got plenty to offer! Celery is rich in antioxidants that help protect our cells, blood vessels, and organs from oxidative damage. It also contains Vitamin C and phytonutrients, which have been shown to reduce instances of inflammation within our digestive tract and organs.
Cucumber contains a high concentration of nutrients like magnesium, potassium, and Vitamin K. Additionally, they’re high in antioxidants, and add some much-needed hydration to the smoothie. After all, cucumbers are made up of 96% water. To get the most out of your cucumber, be sure to include the peel in the mixture. It will add fiber and maintain the most nutrients.
Speaking of fiber, apples and avocados can help with that, too. Not only do they both contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, but they also have the lutein and zeaxanthin antioxidants to help improve our vision.
Similarly, spinach provides numerous antioxidants, beta carotene, and Vitamin C. This combination helps keep your skin and eyes healthy while warding off potential invaders within our bodies. A squeeze of lemon also adds a burst of Vitamin C, which is praised for its antioxidant properties regarding immune health and antiviral protection.
Finally, kick your classic green smoothie up a notch with an ode to Aloe vera. It contains 200 biologically active compounds to act as a fantastic source of immune and digestive support, which is boosted even further by our very own Aloesorb infusion process.
What You’ll Need
- 3 Stalks Celery
- ½ of a Cucumber
- 1 Apple (Cored & Chopped)
- 1 Slice of Avocado
- 1 Cup of Spinach
- 1 Squeeze of Lemon
- 2 Oz. Lily’s Whole Leaf Aloe Juice
Detox Smoothie Directions
Cut, core, and slice the ingredients as necessary. Gently pile the celery, cucumber, apple, avocado, and spinach into the blender. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and Lily’s Preservative Free Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice, then mix until nice and smooth.
As always, you can adjust the ingredients based on your preferences. The spinach can be substituted with your favorite leafy greens. You can also add more avocado for a thicker, creamier consistency. To make it extra refreshing, blend with ice and garnish the results with cilantro.
Now the only thing left to do is take a sip and enjoy!
Why You Should Always Include Aloe Vera
Did you know toxins are a huge contributor in preventing our cells from absorbing nutrients when they need them? Without proper daily detoxification, this can cause our bodies to be more susceptible to illness, and likely affect our wellbeing in the long run.
The fruits and veggies in your normal smoothie do a good job of providing us with nutrients, but our bodies don’t always absorb them like we should. Aloe vera can help this by offering overall support in healthy digestion, detoxification, nutrient absorption, and antioxidants.
Not to mention, our aloe is clinically proven to increase white blood cell counts, which make up our greatest natural defense force against harmful germs and bacteria. So you’re not just drinking a tasty green delight; you’re also working to strengthen your immune system with enhanced aloe protection!
Where To Find Lily’s Aloe Vera
Don’t worry, there’s plenty to go around! Check out all our aloe products and the amazing benefits they each offer through our Store Locator for the U.S. Or, if you don’t want to leave the house, you can also order us online at Amazon, Vitacost, Lucky Vitamin, and more!
Want to share your Lily creation with us? Tag the official Lily of the Desert Facebook and Instagram page! We’re also available to answer questions and discuss any other aloe-related inquiries you may have. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!