How to Use Cut, Scoop & Use Aloe Vera in Smoothies

Aloe vera is an amazing plant. It’s so good to use in smoothies, for internal lubrication, skin health, strong nails and shiny hair.

It is also really good for sunburn or insect bites to relieve the pain.

There’s a few things you’ll need to know about using it in raw food recipes though, including how to cut the gel from the leaf itself. In this video I’ll show you how to do that, including how to make a beautiful smoothie with it.

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November 7th, 2013

46 thoughts on “How to Use Cut, Scoop & Use Aloe Vera in Smoothies”

  1. How much aloe Vera gel can I eat per day ? What is the maximum amount? Can I eat it daily?

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    • It can be eaten daily, and I’m sure there’s an amount that you’d start to feel it’s too much, as with anything, but I’m thinking that’s a personal thing. I think you’d have to eat quite a lot to get to that stage.

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  2. My first meal of the day is a smoothie. The ingredients are aloe gel from my own plants, a banana, a little apple cider vinegar, some ice and cranberry juice. Tastes great to me!

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  3. This is my first time using the aloe vera plant. Can i danage myself because I used two tablespoons of tge gel and mixed it with orange juice.. Was that to much? it made me go to the bathroom.

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    • There’s no damage, Piseitta 🙂

      Just use a little less until it doesn’t make you run to the bathroom, and then as your body gets used to it, you can increase from there.

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      • Wow now I know what to with the rest of my leaf. for a week I just been putting it on my skin and hair. Thanks!!

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  4. Good lord that looks amazing, neve thought to juice and then add nut milk/ a banana to a smoothie. Awesome flavor from what I can tell. Creamy Apple, cucumber, aloe drink, sounds like a vacation in a cup. Blissful and beautiful!

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  5. Thank you so much. Glad to realize I was preparing and using the leaf and pulp correctly.

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  6. I rarely see aloe vera leaves in stores here so would it be possible to ‘skin it’ and freeze the gel? I just saw some today.

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  7. How do you store the left over aloe? Should you refrigerate it or freeze it? And how long will it last? One more question…….how soon will you see results? Thank you!
    Vicki from Indy

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    • It depends on what results you’re looking for 🙂

      Fridge will last at least a week, in a sealed container. I’ve never frozen it before, but I think you’ll be OK doing that.

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  8. Hey Russell,

    So after the skin is off you don’t soak the aloe vera in water? I’ve seen some people do it to wash off any of the “yellow” liquid that sometimes comes from it. They say if the yellow fluid or skin gets in the smoothie it can make you sick. Thoughts?

    -Seobia Rivers

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  9. Hi, Sorry but I have trouble understanding your accent. In this smoothie recipe, what is the first ingredient that you put in the blender? Thanks! June

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    • The first thing he puts in the blender is the juice he had just made from apple, cucumber and lime. He then blended the juice with some fresh mint, banana and the aloe. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Amy. I’m curious about two things: 1) What is the protein in such a drink? and 2) isn’t this drink a lot of sugar for a diabetic?

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      • The protein ? There isn’t any protein, as such. You can add protein powder or some nut milk. I don’t know if you’re vegan or not, but throw an egg in there, if not.

        For a diabetic, it’s not ideal just because of the banana and apple, but you can omit them and sweeten it with stevia.

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  10. I am ready for this food challenge , Thank you so much you make it look so easy and sooo yummy <3

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  11. This smoothie looks delicious, and I never thought of putting aloe vera into my family’s green smoothies! I will also add radicchio to the smoothie as it is a great superfood and I try to have us eat as many superfoods as possible. Thanks again for sharing this!

    Best wishes,
    Julia

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  12. Thank you so much for this,I make smoothies every day and cant believe i never thought of my over grown aloe vera plant,now ya made this look so easy an I did it this morning ,bet practice makes perfect.but with every thing i put in my smoothie I didnt taste it at all..it will be added every day from now on,even started a new plant from a pup..thank you very much so glad i stumbled onto your site

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  13. Russell,

    Do you freeze the remaining aloe slices until you are going to use them? Or can they be refrigerated for a period of time?

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    • I’ve never frozen them and I’m not sure they’d still be good after freezing. I just buy them as I need them. Depending on how long they’ve been kept in the fridge before you buy them, they should be good for a couple of weeks.

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