7 Surprisingly Beneficial Aloe Vera Recipes for a Healthy Skin

January 18, 2022 | 13082 views

7 Surprisingly Beneficial Aloe Vera Recipes for a Healthy Skin

Aloe Vera is more than just a treatment for burns. Aloe offers an array of benefits when consumed or applied directly to
the skin. Aloe is also affordable and widely available. you can even grow an aloe vera plant in a pot to add a little
greenery to your home and have an on-demand remedy for skin irritations

How to use aloe vera for skin?

Most people adore the benefits of aloe vera on the face and often use it as a soothing ointment to
reduce inflammation. It’s a great remedy for skin rashes, redness, acne scars and scalp issues.

You can apply aloe vera directly on the skin or prepare a mask that you can leave on your face overnight. You can also
buy aloe-vera-based Ayurvedic products, such as Karuthamarmani
Lepam
, which are formulated for faster dermal penetration and ease of use.

Aloe vera is natural and safe for all skin types. But if you are undergoing a clinical dermal treatment, you must
consult your doctor before using aloe
vera for skin
.

Apart from the various aloe vera uses as a topical gel, consuming aloe vera offers many benefits, such
as digestive tract cleansing and the ability to provide you with a natural, healthy glow from within.

While aloe vera doesn’t taste good in isolation, you can blend it with other ingredients to enjoy its health and skin
benefits.

In this blog post, read on to find  7 aloe vera recipes that you can prepare at home. These recipes bring you all
the aloe vera benefits without the bitter taste.

Have a look:

1. Aloe-Kiwi Popsicles

With seasonal heat waves hitting many parts of the world, aloe vera is a perfect way to cool off at home. This simple
recipe not only tastes great but also keeps you hydrated throughout the day. All you are going to need is a couple of
popsicle molds, a refrigerator, and a few food ingredients:

Ingredients

  • Kiwi
  • Aloe pulp or bottled aloe juice
  • Honey

How to make it?

  1. Peel and cut the kiwi into quarters
  2. Blend it with 1 cup of aloe pulp or aloe juice and 2 tablespoons of honey.
  3. If you are using pulp, add water to achieve the desired consistency.
  4. Pour the blended stuff into popsicle molds and put it in the freezer.

Your healthy popsicles will be ready in 45 minutes.

2. Aloe-Chocolate Ice Cream

Aloe and chocolate are the key ingredients here, but you can add nuts and maple syrup to make this cooling treat
super-delicious.

Ingredients

  • Cashews
  • Water
  • Aloe juice
  • Maple syrup
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cacao nibs

How to make it?

  1. Put 1 cup of cashews, 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon of cacao nibs, 3 tablespoons
    of maple syrup and 3 cups of aloe vera juice in the blender.
  2. Run the blender for around 2 minutes to achieve a creamy texture.
  3. Put the mixture in the freezer until solid.

Enjoy your aloe-chocolate ice cream guilt-free.

3. Aloe Smoothie

Give your morning smoothies a healthy twist with this easy recipe. It’s good for the skin and gets you off to a great start for the day.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of Aloe pulp or juice
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1 cup of chopped greens of your choice

How to make it?

  1. Blend all the ingredients to achieve a puree-like consistency.
  2. Add some ice cubes.
  3. And enjoy your smoothie.

4. Aloe-Raspberry Juice

This is one of the easiest recipes to make. It keeps you hydrated and lets you enjoy aloe vera benefits for skin and digestion without the unpleasant bitter taste. Adding beetroot powder and coconut water to the mix makes it a rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup raspberries fresh
  • 1/2 tsp beetroot powder
  • 1 aloe vera leaf
  • 2 cups of coconut water

How to make it?

  1. Blend raspberries with coconut water and add beetroot powder.
  2. Take 1 aloe vera leaf, cut vertically and use it as a stirrer.
  3. The aloe gel will run into the glass as you drink.

5. Aloe Yogurt

Yogurt is good for the gut and skin. Combined with aloe vera, it makes for a refreshing breakfast recipe that you can
enjoy every day.

Ingredients

  • 1 Aloe Vera leaf
  • 2 cups yogurt

How to make it?

  1. Peel off the aloe vera skin, scoop the gel out and cut it into small cubes or mash it.
  2. Add aloe vera gel cubes to your yogurt or use poached aloe vera gel to garnish it.
  3. Tastes best when chilled.

6. Aloe Cucumber water

Hydrate yourself between meals and physical activities with aloe cucumber water that packs antioxidants, vitamins and
minerals. You can also have it as a post-workout refreshment. This recipe is easy to follow, and all you need is a
blender and strainer for equipment.

Ingredients

  • 2 aloe vera leaves
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 chopped cucumber

How to make it?

  1. Peel off the aloe skin and scoop out the gel
  2. Put all the ingredients in the blender and run it for a minute
  3. Strain out the cucumber pulp

Your refreshing aloe-cucumber drink is ready

7. Aloe vera salad

It’s the easiest recipe for busy professionals who are always in a rush. You can add aloe vera to your morning salad
along with your favorite ingredients. Or simply follow this recipe.

Ingredients

  • Aloe vera leaves
  • 1 Mango
  • 1 Apple
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Mint basil
  • Blueberries
  • Chopped oranges
  • Lime

How to make it?

  1. Take aloe vera leaves; peel off the skin and cut the gel into thin strips
  2. Cook the thin strips briefly in boiling water and transfer them to an icy cold bath with lime in it.
  3. Get a large container; toss all the chopped fruits together.
  4. Mix them gently
  5. Sprinkle salt to taste

Enjoy your salad and store the leftovers in the refrigerator for not more than 2 days.

We hope you enjoy these aloe vera recipes and find them useful. Stay in touch with Kerala Ayurveda for more healthy
content.

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