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Immune-Boosting Carrot Smoothie

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Do you carrot all about your immune system? Then we’ve got the perfect smoothie recipe for you! It’s easy to make, tastes delicious, and most importantly it helps your immune system function optimally. Time to break out the fruits and veggies and get to work!

Key Ingredients for Immune Health

Carrots have a one-two punch of immune-boosting power, as they contain antioxidants that limit inflammation and repair damaged cells. They also contain Vitamin C to give your immune system support. Likewise, ginger is known for its anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, it tastes great!

Recently, Turmeric has become a bit of a hot commodity. It’s become common to use turmeric in smoothies likely due to its many healthy benefits. Turmeric’s natural anti-bacterial properties help stave off potential infection, and is shown to stop damaged cells from multiplying and spreading throughout the body.

The fruits in this smoothie make it taste sweet and delicious, but they serve a greater purpose! Bananas are a great source of Vitamin B6, which keeps production of helpful antibodies operating at peak performance. Pineapple supports the immune system due to its high concentration of Vitamin C. Similarly, lemon juice has antiviral and antibacterial properties because the fruit is also high in Vitamin C content.

Almond milk is also jam-packed with essential vitamins. Vitamins A, D and E are great to keep the body healthy. Almond milk even contains Vitamin B which helps the body recuperate. Remember, feel free to substitute any non-dairy milk alternative like oat milk, cashew milk, etc. to better fit your taste or allergen needs.

And to top it all off, Aloe Vera Juice has over 200 biologically-active components like vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and polysaccharides. This powerhouse plant can help boost immunity and help the body stay healthy, and even helps your body absorb all these nutrients you’re putting inside it. Lily’s own aloe juice is clinically proven to help boost your immune system when used daily.

Here Are The Ingredients You’ll Need

– 2 Carrots

– 1 Banana

– 1 Cup Pineapple

– 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

– 4 Tbsp Lily’s Whole Leaf Aloe Juice

– 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

– 1/2 Tbsp Peeled Ginger

– 1/4 Tsp Ground Turmeric

Simple Prep Smoothie

  • Peel and chop your carrots, ginger, pineapple, and banana. 
  • Toss chopped items into the blender.
  • Pour in your almond milk.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice. 
  • Pour in 4 tablespoons of Lily of the Desert’s Whole Leaf Aloe Juice to the mixture. 

Now’s the time to turn that blender on and mix to a smooth consistency. Voilà, your smoothie is ready to enjoy!

Why Would I Add Aloe To My Smoothie?

Glad you asked! Aloe is a fascinating plant because it benefits the body in many significant ways. Lily of the Desert’s Aloe Juices have been known to aid in healthy digestion, help reduce harmful toxins in the body, assist in the increase the body’s nutrient uptake, help balance stomach acid naturally, and support your immune system! So the question really is, “Why wouldn’t you add aloe to your smoothie?”

Where Can I Find Quality Aloe Vera Juice?

Mosey on over to our Aloe Vera Juices section under our products menu on the website. Just type your zip code into the Store Locator to find the nearest location with our products or visit Amazon for shipping options.

Let us know how your version of this smoothie turned out on social media! Any questions about aloe vera juice or the smoothie in general? Ask us your questions on the official Lily of the Desert Facebook.

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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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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