Sip On Some Aloe Vera Juice With #OhCaptainSarah

 
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This week has been an insane heat wave in Southern California, reaching 105 even by the coast. The heat had me searching for ways to 1.) hydrate and 2.) cool down. So I thought this would be the perfect time to share this post with you!

One of my favorite things to add into my diet when i’m needing a boost is aloe vera juice. When I was first diagnosed with Celiac disease, I started researching ways to repair my digestive system and learned about some of the benefits of drinking aloe vera juice.

Aloe vera juice comes from the leaves of the aloe plant, and is known to have a rediculous amount of health benefits. It has been said that drinking 2-8 ounces of aloe vera juice as a supplement each day aids digestion and helps to balance the PH levels of the body. This neutralizes stomach acid and works to build a healthy lining for your gut. It is also an anti inflammatory, improves the skin, and even boosts the immune system.

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I recently had a bout of illness that left me fatigued and weak, so when I saw a bottle of aloe juice at the store, I was reminded of how much I benefited from it before and decided to add it back into my daily routine.

Because pure aloe juice can be very sour, I like to mix it into a smoothie. You could use it to replace the liquid in any smoothie, but I like to mix it with Pineapple, mango, and banana, A.)because it really goes well with the aloe vera flavor and B.)it’s really just my favorite kind of smoothie.

I get my Aloe Vera juice from Trader Joe’s. It is certified pure, no sugar added, and it’s some of the most affordable I have seen. That’s also where I got the frozen mango and pineapple chunks. I normally use a frozen banana, but I didn’t have one on hand.

I used about half a cup each of mango and pineapple, added the banana, and poured in the aloe vera juice. I don’t really measure it, I just eye-ball-it untill it covers about half the fruit.

And then just blend! You know how to do this. It’s a smoothie. This made a little more than a glass, so add more to the “recipe” if you’re planning on sharing it!

For more from @OhCaptainSarah, visit her blog, here.