How to make Aloe Vera Juice

Published Date
August 26th 2021
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How to make Aloe Vera Juice
Side shot of Aloe Vera Juice in a bottle with aloe vera on the side
Close up shot of Aloe Vera Juice and aloe vera

Aloe Vera is classified as a succulent plant due to its thick fleshy stems used to retain water to help the plant survive in inclement conditions. It is inside these leaves where you will find the gelatinous aloe vera gel full of nutritious benefits and can be used in various ways. It is most commonly found in hair, beauty, and skincare products as a consumer product, but it is also popular as a drink. The health benefits from ingesting Aloe Vera include increased hydration, body detoxification, natural laxative, digestive aid, improved oral and dental health, and it is full of vitamins and minerals. The flavor of Aloe Vera is slightly bitter, but once it is harvested and prepared correctly, you will be able to enjoy its natural, earthy flavor. This recipe will show you exactly how to harvest and prepare this juice so that you can enjoy the taste and receive the health benefits associated with this wonderful plant.

Tip: You can also purchase Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Juice online.

Author: Rachel Ottier-Hart
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 mins
Total Time
21 mins
Serves
4

Ingredients

  • 1 large Aloe Vera Leaf
  • 1 liter of Water or Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon

Instructions

Harvesting Aloe Vera
Take a very sharp paring knife and sanitize it with hot boiling water and or chlorinated water.
Hold the leaf of aloe vera you want to harvest and cut it off by staying as close to the stem or center of the plant as possible.
Keep the cut end of the leaf pointing down and allow it to drain for at least 15 minutes.
Draining the yellowish fluid will help to remove the strong bitter taste from the plant.
Preparing the Aloe Vera Gel
Now wash the plant thoroughly and remove any dirt or residue from the cutting.
Prepare a clean cutting board and a very sharp knife to remove the green outer layer of the leaf.
Begin by cutting away the spiked folds on either side of the leaf so that you can see the clear gel inside.
Slice into the gel close to the edge of the leaf and slice it away from the gel on both sides.
Discard all the green pieces of leaf, rinse the piece of gel, and examine it to make sure you removed all the green.
The green pieces of this leaf will make the drink taste very bitter and may cause stomach discomfort if ingested.
Aloe Vera Juice
Once the aloe vera gel has been thoroughly washed and all green leaves have been removed, place it onto a clean cutting board or into a clean blender.
For chunks of aloe vera gel, cut it into bite sized pieces and add to the juice or water and mix.
Alternatively, place the clean aloe vera gel into a blender with a little water or juice, add cinnamon, and blend the gel into a liquid.
Serve chilled, or over ice, garnish with a slice of lemon or lime, maraschino cherry and enjoy.

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