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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.

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.

LILY’S HAPPY GUT SMOOTHIE

Ingredients:

-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

Directions:

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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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.

LILY DETOX SMOOTHIE

-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.

 

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Apple Chia Smoothie

There’s something about this Apple Chia Smoothie that is intensely satisfying — it’s cold, creamy and so perfectly encapsulates autumnal flavors (cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh apples). And adding a serving of Lily’s aloe gel (amplified with Aloesorb™) and a serving of chia seeds (those little fellas provide more Omega-3s than salmon!) leaves you feeling oh-so good. But, take it from us: the key to this recipe is to make sure the ingredients are cold (or you can add ice), and that the smoothie is blended ultra-well.

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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.

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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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