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You likely know that Walker, Vienna and I are big into smoothies just based on the recipes on my blog and my Instagram stories. We love smoothies - Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothies, Vienna's Smoothie and smoothie bowls!!
The smoothie I'm sharing with you today has special qualities, particularly for digestive wellness, and can be enjoyed by the whole family - little ones included!
There are three major reasons we love smoothies:
I realize that for those of you living in a chilly Northern climate, the last thing you want to slurp on is an icy cold smoothie when it's -10 outside - I get it! That's why in the depths of winter, I add warming ingredients like ginger and turmeric and do my best to avoid frozen fruits.
I didn't use any frozen fruit in this smoothie (although you could, if you'd like).
This smoothie is dairy-free, gluten-free, digestive-soothing and gut-health friendly.
The superstar ingredient in this smoothie is aloe vera! You can use either aloe vera juice or a couple peeled chunks of the inner filet for all the gut-loving benefits. Aloe has been revered for more than 3,000 years for its healing benefits, including aiding digestion and gentle daily detoxification. You can read all about the internal and external benefits of aloe here.
Aloe has many beneficial and healing properties including:
I keep an aloe vera plant at home and use it as needed for soothing irritated skin. Vienna finds it fascinating how you can break off a piece and this incredible stuff oozes out!
This smoothie can be enjoyed by the whole family, even little ones!
Serves 1 generously.
Have a joyous week!