At this point I thought it would be useful for me to explain how Aloe Vera works and why it is such an important plant to include in our daily diets:
1) The intestinal tract and stomach are designed to absorb nutrients. In a pollutant free world, nutrients are easily absorbed in the toxin free lining. However, this is unfortunately not the kind of world we live in.
2) Toxins (from chemically altered foods, exhaust fumes, preservatives, cigarette smoke, high levels of stress, etc) block the lining of the intestine and stomach, reducing the effectiveness of absorbing nutrients and vitamins, so they pass straight through the body unabsorbed.
3) Aloe has the ability to loosen and gently dispose of these toxins, clearing the lining and enabling the body to absorb and benefit from more nutrients.
I've never been a fan of Spirulina but this mocktail has converted me! Spirulina is one of the most potent, concentrated and nutrient-rich foods on the planet. It's rich in vitamin B12, is higher in iron than spinach, has more protein than milk, and more beta-carotene than carrots.
With the addition of Aloe Vera, this becomes one seriously health-enhancing, cleansing mixture of vitality. All 8 essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein, are found in Aloe Vera, Furthermore, the protein in spirulina is very bio-available and easy for the body to absorb. The protein in spirulina is 60-70% more absorbable than the protein found in beef.
Ingredients (serves 1):
1.5 handfuls of mint leaves
30 ml Forever Living Aloe Vera Gel
1 heaped tsp Spirulina powder
1 tsp Matcha powder
1 whole lemon - squeezed
1 tsp raw, organic honey. If you are not used to drinking spirulina or aloe vera yet, add 1 tbsp.
2 cups coconut water
... And Drink up! :)
Warning: Side effects include an enhanced immune system, radiant skin, bundles of energy, increased fat-burning during exercise and MUCH better digestion.
With over 50 million Aloe Vera plants, Forever's aloe vera gel is delicately separated from the leaf pulp and gently stabilised in a special patented process.
Your can purchase the Aloe Vera drinking gel here:
Thank you for reading! :)