Every so often a new, somewhat unusual, typically obscure food comes on to the health scene and explodes in popularity. In the past decade there has been an exponential rise in popularity in foods like chia seeds, avocado, kale and, of course coconut oil. While all of these foods have indisputable health and nutritional benefits, none have been without inflated claims and grandiose assertions. The latest of these foods to hit the scene is aloe vera juice. Aloe vera juice has traditionally been a part of many Ayurvedic preparations, medicines and tonics.
Daily consumption of aloe vera juice is believed to fight and cure a range of digestive disorders including constipation, acidity and gas. It is also beneficial in managing appetite and keeping a check on weight gain.
- 1 cup aloe vera juice
- TUSOL BALANCE Smoothie Packet
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup baby kale
- 1 cup baby chard
- 1 banana
- ½ cucumber
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
Mix aloe vera juice and oats together in a bowl; set aside until oats have absorbed the liquid, about 10 minutes.
Blend oat mixture, spinach, kale, chard, banana, cucumber, blueberries, protein powder, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper together in a blender until smooth, about 2 minutes.