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Happy Gut Smoothie Recipe

GUT HEALTHHappy Gut Smoothie Recipe

Good health starts in your gut.  If your digestion is out of whack because of over indulging during the holidays, then this smoothie recipe will help get you back on track.  This recipe contains key ingredients (found in your local market) that will make your gut happy.

Spinach: while we all know that spinach is full of good stuff for our body, most don’t know that it also helps with your digestion by warding off constipation and soothing mucus membranes of your digestive tract.

Raspberries: packed with fiber, raspberries are an excellent in season fruit that you can add to help keep your stomach at full power.  They also have low natural sugar content keep your waistline happy.

Apples: also full of fiber, apples have a great natural grit as well that is great for cleaning out your digestive tract.

Ginger: this spice packs a powerful punch when it comes to good health.  Ginger is great for nausea, indigestion, morning sickness and more.

Flaxseed: full of gut-helping fiber, flaxseed is such a great multi-purpose ingredient to help keep your good health on track.

Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice: aloe works naturally to balance your stomach’s pH.  This helps keep your digestion healthy and avoid occasional heartburn, indigestion or stomach upset.  Try our best-selling USDA Organic Preservative Free Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice for this recipe.



-1 cup of spinach

-1/2 cup raspberrries

-One apple, cored and diced

-1 inch piece of peeled ginger

-1 TBSP of Flaxseed

-1/4 cup of Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice


Place all of your ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.   Add some mint to garnish and give your digestion an extra boost.

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Immune-Boosting Juice Recipe with Aloe Vera

Juice Recipe

Winter weather wreaks havoc on our immune system, as well as our lives.  With germs everywhere and everyone around you getting sick, you have to do what you can to boost your immune system to ward off any potential illness.  We have come up with this tasty juice recipe to help you out this season.  Luckily, you can find what you need in the produce section and the aloe aisle at your local store.

This juice packs a 1-2 punch for your immune system with zesty oranges and lemons, carrots, ginger and Lily of the Desert Aloe vera juice.

Oranges: loaded with vitamin c that encourage your immune system to fight off any viral infections.

Lemons: also packed with vitamin c.   But they are also helpful to cleanse the body of excess toxins that prevent absorption of vital nutrients.

Ginger: helps prevent bacteria growth and acts as an anti-inflammatory for your body.

Carrots: full of beta-carotene that contains helpful antioxidants, which can reduce your body’s stress response.  plus, they contain vitamin a that helps the body reduce excess toxins.

Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice: over 200 vital components like vitamins, enzymes, minerals, amino acids and polysaccharides .  Our brand contains Aloesorb, a concentration of high-quality aloe polysaccharides that actually boosts nutrient absorption even more…making it the perfect addition to this recipe.  



1 cup of carrots

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 large orange

1 inch piece of ginger

1/4 cup of Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice



Place all ingredients into your juicer and blend until smooth.  If you do not have a juicer, then place all ingredients into a blender ( just make sure to peel orange, ginger and carrots first).  Blend all ingredients together.  Strain any pulp through a strainer or enjoy as is.


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Holiday Detox Smoothie Recipe

Detox Smoothie Recipe with Aloe


The Holiday season is upon us, and with it comes wonderful time spent with friends and family, eating delicious foods and treats piled on top of each other in ginormous mounds, forcing us to loosen a few buttons on our pants.  We all do it, even though we know we shouldn’t and it is not good for us to pile on the calories like that, but it only comes a couple times a year, so we just let ourselves go.  But then the guilt comes; “Why did I have 3 helpings of stuffing ladled on top of mashed potatoes?!”.  But with all the goodies that come during a holiday meal, it is easy to get way off course. Our bodies are in overload, shocked that they could fit that much food into one meal.  You need to bring balance back your system so that it can go back to absorbing the necessary nutrients to keep you healthy.  Time to detox.

Toxins play a big role in keeping your cells from absorbing nutrients when they need them, causing your body to have oxidative stress and be more susceptible to illness.  And this time of year, with cooler temps and everyone else around us getting sick, we have to keep our health in check even more.

Here is a simple recipe for a detox smoothie that includes our Aloe Vera Juice made with Aloesorb that has been clinically proven to help reduce toxins in the body.


-1 apple, cored and roughly chopped

-1/2 of a cucumber

-3 stalks of celery

-1 slice of avocado

-1 cup of spinach or other leafy greens

-Squeeze of a Lemon

2 ounces of Lily of the Desert Preservative Free Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice

Add items to blender and blend until smooth.  Ice and cilantro optional.





Banana Chocolate Overnight Oats

Banana chocolate overnight oats is the kind of recipe we love because you get all the satisfaction of a nutritious breakfast, but all the hard work takes place in the fridge while you’re sleeping! Next time you have an early morning, spend about 15 minutes the night before prepping this recipe, stick it in the fridge and forget about it until you’re walking out the door. You won’t be sorry!

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Find out more about how our patent-pending, all-aloe ingredient, Aloesorb™, naturally amplifies the health benefits of what you eat.


Tropical Protein Smoothie

Get a load of our Tropical Protein Smoothie…

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#mixngosummer Giveaway Winners


We’re so excited to get the word out about our new powdered aloe drink mix, Aloe Mix n’ Go, which was inspired by you, our fantastic customers! We love that, thanks to this product, you can have your full serving of Aloe vera wherever there’s water. You no longer have to worry about how to get your Lily aloe product in your carry-on … Hooray!

giveawayLast week we wanted to inspire you to send us photos of all the places you would take these super-portable, flavored aloe packets, and your response was overwhelming. Thank you to all who participated in our #mixngosummer Giveaway by posting pictures of where you would take Aloe Mix n’ Go, and congratulations to our giveaway winners: Jenni Sue, Abigail Miller, Jamie Blair and Kelly Bouhill!

For those whose photos we selected, we have boxed up and shipped out a special gift tote that includes all your favorite summer aloe products.

(And because Aloe Mix n’ Go is so easy to take along wherever you’re going this summer, you know we had to include some of that for you!) We hope you enjoy.

Stay connected with Aloe Today and our Facebook Page for more chances to win Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera products.

Tweet us more pics of you on the go with Aloe Mix n’ Go! @lilyofthedesert

Superfruit Water

We know that sometimes when you’re busy or on the go, having our juice and gel bottles on hand when you want them isn’t the easiest thing to do. It’s for this reason that we created Aloe Mix n’ Go. We’ve packed all the benefits of Aloe vera into an easily transportable powdered mix so that you can have your daily serving of aloe wherever there’s water.

This has brought us to think a lot about all the places we would take Aloe Mix n’ Go, and to even ask you where you would take it: pack it in your carry-on luggage? Take it to the gym? Well, we thought it’d be fun to try out a couple recipes that take full advantage of all four flavors of the ultra-portable Aloe Mix n’ Go. This week we decided to upgrade our hydration experience by making a Superfruit Water worthy of the toughest workout. It turns out, the combination of pomegranate ice, juicy blueberries, and restorative aloe goodness is the perfect workout buddy.

To make this Superfruit Water, all you need to do is: dissolve the powdered aloe drink mix into 16 oz of water, pour into an ice cube tray, add blueberries and freeze overnight. Before you head out to on your next hike or power training session, full a tumbler with cubes, top with water and let the natural refreshment make your day.

Dilute one packet of Pomegranate mix n' Go in 16oz of water, add fresh blueberries, and freeze in an ice cube tray over night.



Aloe Mix n' Go comes in Pomegranate, Lemonade, Strawberry-Kiwi, and Original flavors.Still haven’t seen Aloe Mix n’ Go in the water aisles of your local health food and grocery stores? Talk to your neighborhood store and tell them you’d like to try Lily of the Desert’s new, super convenient powdered aloe product.


Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Smoothie

This Father’s Day, show your favorite dad what he means to you with this delicious and health-conscious Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Smoothie. For this recipe, we froze some coconut milk beforehand to take place of the ice we would use when blending to keep from watering down the yummy chocolate and almond components. (Freezing the banana ahead of time helps accomplish the same goal, but if you don’t have time to pre-plan for those details, don’t sweat it.)

Add unsweetened almond milk, organic almond butter, and shaved almonds as a garnish to boost the protein factor in this delicious Chocolate Almond Butter Protein SmoothieLily tip: Freeze coconut milk in an ice tray ahead of time for this delicious Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Smoothie.


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Playa Papaya Smoothie

Has the polar vortex got you wishing for some beach time?

Well, we can’t send you on a trip to Bermuda, but we can take your taste buds on a little journey. This is our Playa Papaya smoothie recipe and it’s loaded with flavors from the more exotic side of the colder months. Papaya fruit takes center stage in this production, and it’s rich, buttery consistency and healthy dose of vitamin C are the perfect addition to a winter-time smoothie. Freshly juiced carrots and an orange help balance out the sweetness, and kiwi and coconut water bring home the tropical vibe. Adding our aloe Vera juice ensures your body is getting the most out of all the healthful vitamins this smoothie has to offer. Warning: you should probably find an indoor hammock somewhere to enjoy this on.

Playa Papaya Smoothie

  • 1 large orange, peeled and quartered
  • 2 kiwi fruits, peeled and quartered
  • ½ papaya, peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • juice of 2-3 carrots
  • 2 ounces Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice

Directions: Blend all ingredients together with ice. Garnish with a kiwi wheel.

Playa Papaya Smoothie - papaya, kiwi, orange, carrot juice, coconut water, Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice

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