Who else eats Aloe Vera?! Aloe Vera is most known for its moisturizing properties found in topical personal care products, but it’s also extremely beneficial when ingested. It contains so many helpful vitamins, minerals and enzymes, such as Vitamins A, B12, C and E, Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, Selenium and so many more. It is incredible for soothing and aiding your digestive system (it’s amazing for relieving constipation), boosting your immune system and reducing inflammation.
Since it’s slimy texture and flavorless taste isn’t the most appetizing, the best way to sneak it in your diet is by adding it to smoothies! You’ll never know the aloe is in there yet you’ll be receiving all its benefits.
Swipe left to see how I cut and filet my Aloe Vera leaf. You’ll first want to cut off the white, thick end of the plant, then slice the leaf into 3 inch pieces and filet accordingly. I store the slices in an air right container in the fridge for up to 5 days. This makes is easy and convenient to throw into smoothies every day.
Another tip - save the skins of the leaf to use as a moisturizer on your hands, face and body. I love to keep a couple of the skins next to the sink to rub on my hands after I wash them. It’s especially helpful during these cold, winter days that leave my hands super dry.