We always had an aloe plant in the house growing up. Burn yourself taking a tray of cookies out of the oven? No problem *snap* put some of this on it. We never however tried eating or drinking it... maybe we should have?

The wonderful people at Aloic asked if they could send me a bottle of their aloe drink to try. Aloe... to drink? Hmmm I fully admit this isn't something I would have on a whim grabbed off the shelf, but I was willing to give it a try. Organic, 60 calories a serving, only 11 grams of sugar (surprising since it's rather sweet tasting), and no artificial colors or preservatives. There are a ton of health benefits listed on their website here. Drinking it alone was tasty, although if you are adverse to pulp in your drinks you might want to skip this one. After drinking a bottle on its own I decided to get creative and use it in my morning green monster smoothies. It ads a lot more sweetness than the milk I normally use so I had to cut down on the banana so it wasn't overpoweringly sweet. Definitely a healthy tasty way to start your day!

Aloe green monster
1 cup Aloic aloe very drink
1 cup kale torn into small pieces (stem removed)
1/2 banana
1/2 cup ice

In a high power blender blend Aloic and kale until smooth, add in banana and ice and blend until incorporated, serve imediatly

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Jeanne said...

drinking aloe? cool!

Barbara said...

11 grams of sugar is nearly 3 teaspoons. That's a lot of sugar for one cup of anything. Sugar weighs in at around 4 grams per teaspoon. No wonder it tastes sweet, lol!

amandamcfaul said...

I've seen the Aloe-based beverages, and have tried a couple. I normally love pulp, but Aloe pulp took some getting used to. I am excited about the possibility in smoothies as something different though. You could also use it in cold bubble tea!

Bee said...

I will take a case of it and BATHE in it come sunburn season :)

Jen said...

Hm.. Drinking aloe? It might be worth a try. It's so good for your skin, it's gotta be good for your insides too, right? Where can you buy Aloic?

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