I am so excited to share with you my top aloe vera recipes that will keep you nourished and feeling absolutely radiant!
It can sometimes feel like every time you blink there seems to be a new fruit, vegetable, nut or superfood that comes on the scene, recommended for its beneficial properties and high nutrient values.
However, one plant that deserves to truly stand in the light of all that is healthy is ‘aloe vera.’
This plant can often be understated and overlooked, but it’s well worth adding into your daily diet.
In this article, I explore my favourite aloe vera recipes that are healthy and delicious and will keep you coming back time and time again.
Get into something comfy and let’s dive right in.
What Is Aloe Vera?
Aloe vera, often known as the ‘miracle plant’ is a short-stemmed shrub famous for the gel found in the plant’s leaves.
This gel is safe to extract from the leaves and can be used directly from the plant or it’s commercially sold in products like skin lotions, drinks, beauty products and ointments to name but a few.
This super plant is truly a wonder and I would suggest learning all about what it can do for your health here.
How To Use Aloe Vera?
This plant can be:
- Consumed orally via a drinking gel or added to different recipes for a health boost
- Used topically through moisturisers, creams and gels etc.
Aloe Vera Benefits
Here’s a list of some benefits you may not know about aloe vera, aside from the common fact that it soothes sunburns.
- Supports Digestion.
- Supports the Immune System.
- Skin: soothes sunburn; deeply moisturising; helps to combat ageing skin.
- Hair: deep cleans oily hair; strengthens and repairs hair strands; supports hair growth; soothes dandruff.
Reasons To Add Forever Aloe Vera Gel To Your Diet
1. Contains 99.7% aloe vera
Forever has dedicated time to mastering and refining the production process so they can offer us the purest aloe on the market.
The high content of aloe vera is cultivated on fertile soils in a climate that enjoys over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, and it’s even been certified by the International Aloe Science Council for its purity.
It contains 99.7% pure inner leaf aloe – you’re basically drinking aloe gel directly from its plant source!
2. Aloe is a great digestive aid
Aloe vera is highly absorbent, which means it can start working its magic immediately!
Recipes With Aloe Vera Gel
Forever Aloe Vera Gel is packed with so many nutrients making it the best healthy addition to any meal, especially in these delicious recipes.
Nutty Green Salad With Aloe And Soy
1 tbsp Forever Bee Honey
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp vegetable oil
4 chives, chopped
100g baby Asian leaves
110g salted peanuts
55g salted peanuts
1 tbsp Forever Bee Honey
180ml vegetable stock
4 tsp toasted sesame seeds
3 tbsp thick dark soy
1 tbsp Forever Aloe Vera Gel
For the dressing, put the peanuts, honey, vegetable stock, sesame seeds, dark soy and aloe gel in a food processor and blend. Set aside. For the salad, gently heat the honey, oil and soy sauce in a pan. Add the mangetout and lightly fry for a few minutes. Remove from the heat and toss in the chives. Toss the mangetout mixture with the Asian leaves and sprinkle the peanuts on top. Serve with the dressing on the side. This dish goes well with pork.
Forever Aloe Berry Nectar Risotto
1 tbsp seed oil
40g parmesan cheese
1 pack of mushrooms
50g Mascarpone cheese
1 litre meat both
Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare the meat broth. In a pan, brown the onion with the seed oil and butter. Add the rice and Forever Aloe Berry Nectar. Mix everything together. Slowly add the broth and cook for 20 minutes. Once cooked, stir with the mascarpone and parmesan cheese, cranberries and a small amount of Forever Aloe Berry Nectar.
Scaloppini With Artichokes
8 veal slices
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp seed oil
1 plain yoghurt
2 tbsp cream
150ml vegetable broth
100ml Forever Aloe Vera Gel
50ml white wine
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped parsley to taste
Wash and cut the artichokes into slices. Chop the garlic and onion and brown; add to the broth along with the Forever Aloe Vera Gel. Flour the veal slices and brown them with seed oil; season with salt and pepper. Remove the excess oil and spray with white wine. Add the yoghurt and cream and slow cook for 15 minutes. Spray with Forever Aloe Vera Gel and parsley before serving.
Three Citrus Quinoa Salad
185g cooked quinoa
112g crumbled feta
1 beetroot steamed
2 oranges, segmented
1 grapefruit, segmented
100g wild rocket
Zest from 2 oranges
105ml olive oil
4 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp Forever Bee Honey
1 tsp Forever Aloe Peaches
Put quinoa aside until cooled. In a salad bowl, toss together quinoa, feta, orange, beetroot, grapefruit, wild rocket, orange zest and salt to taste. For the dressing, in a mixing bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, honey, aloe and a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside. Serve salad with dressing.
Chicken Kebabs With Aloe And Avocado Dip
4 boneless chicken breast, sliced
1 lemon cut into wedges
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tsp ground coriander
¼ tsp chilli powder
4 tbsp olive oil
Ground black pepper
Aloe and avocado dip
2 tbsp Forever Aloe Vera Gel
1 tsp ground cumin
1 lemon, juiced
1 clove of grated garlic
Handful of chopped coriander
1 tbsp olive oil
Mix together all the marinade ingredients with some salt and pepper. Add the chunks of chicken and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Wash avocados and remove stones; add to a bowl along with the aloe and avocado dip ingredients. Mash together with a fork and set aside. Heat up a pan and once nice and hot, add your marinated chicken and cook until golden brown and crispy (turn them occasionally). In another dry pan, heat up your flatbreads (about 30 seconds per side). Cut open the flatbreads and fill with chicken and dip; serve with a squeeze of lemon.
Aloe Peaches Sorbet
Treat yourself to this perfect after-dinner treat with a bit of a health boost!
1 pound ripe peaches (cut roughly into pieces)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
60ml Forever Aloe Peaches
½ cup white sugar (replace with a sweetener of your choice)
Add peaches to a blender and blend until completely smooth. Add to a bowl, stir in the lemon juice and place in the fridge.
Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved (this should take around a minute). Remove from the stove and let it cool to room temperature, before adding the Forever Aloe Peaches and popping into the fridge for around an hour.
Pour the blended peach and lemon juice mix into the Forever Aloe Peaches and sugar mix into a freezer-safe container and ensure it’s well combined. Place in the freezer. Every 30 minutes or so, remove the sorbet from the freezer and use a fork to break it up and stir. Keep repeating this process until the mixture is completely frozen (4-5 hours).
Hydrating Kiwi And Berry Aloe Popsicles
1 kiwi fruit
1 bottle Forever Aloe Berry Nectar
Peel the kiwi and cut into quarters.
Blend kiwi and 1/2 cup of Forever Aloe Berry Nectar until desired consistency (somewhere between smooth and chunky tastes good)
Pour into popsicle moulds and freeze until solid.
Aloe Vera Recipes For Weight-Management
This delicious vegan soup is packed with all the nutritious vitamins to give you that perfect healthy meal especially if you are watching your weight.
I like to take it up a notch by adding a sachet of Forever Supergreens – which is also completely vegan-friendly!
2 tsp olive oil
½ large onion (chopped)
4 garlic cloves (chopped)
650ml vegetable stock
1 broccoli (chopped)
2 celery stalks (chopped)
1 cup green peas
1 400g can cannellini beans
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
Salt and pepper (to taste)
1 sachet Forever Supergreens
In a large pot over a medium heat, heat the olive oil and fry the onions for 3-4 minutes, until they begin to soften. Add the garlic and fry for a further 1-2 minutes.
Add the vegetable stock, broccoli, celery and peas. Turn down the heat to medium-low and simmer for 1-15 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
Transfer the soup to a blender and add the spinach, beans, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth, then pour the soup back into the pot and add in your sachet of Forever Supergreens. Remember to taste-test and adjust seasonings as necessary.
A smoothie is a quick, fresh and nourishing way to start the day and this one especially packs a healthy kick with the benefits of the vitamin-packed leafy green, kale and Aloe Vera Gel.
250ml Forever Aloe Vera Gel (try each flavour for a different twist!)
Place kale, orange and Aloe Vera Gel into a blender. Puree until smooth. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend.
Pineapple, Cucumber And Aloe Smoothie
1 slice of pineapple
1 tablespoon of Forever Aloe Vera Gel
1 cup of water
½ a cucumber
The best time to drink this juice is after you’ve had your lunch.
Pineapple has the ability to improve digestion and cleanse your body, while cucumber is hydrating and has fibre, which further improves your digestion.
Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend well until you get a smooth texture. Having this smoothie when feeling hungry after you have had your lunch is suggested.
Incredible Bulk Smoothie Recipe
184g frozen pineapple
240ml coconut water
1 small handful of kale
½ large cucumber, peeled
½ avocado, peeled
1 tsp chia seeds
1 sachet Forever Supergreens
Blend all together and voila!
Forever Aloe Berry Mocktail Recipes
Berry Nectar Mojito
Several Mint leaves
150ml Cranberry Juice
Soda Water, to taste
Fresh Cranberries, for garnish
Cut one thin slice from the widest section of your lime. Then squeeze the juice from the rest of the half into a small jug. Add the mint leaves and a small amount of Forever Aloe Berry Nectar to the jug and mix together. Using the end of a rolling pin is helpful. Pour this mixture into a tall glass.
Add a handful of ice to the glass and pour over the remaining Forever Aloe Berry Nectar and the cranberry juice. Mix carefully with a spoon.
Top up with soda water, then serve with fresh cranberries and your lime slice on the side of the glass.
As seen in Aloe Life
25ml Forever Aloe Peaches
150ml peach juice
30ml orange juice
Mix all ingredients together in a glass. For a fancy touch, serve with a pineapple ring on the side of the glass.
Ready To Radiate from the Inside Out?
I hope you enjoy these yummy recipes as much as I do!
Adding aloe vera to my diet gives me peace of mind knowing that I am getting in so many good nutrients every single day in all different ways!
It’s easy enough to drink it, but I find it much more fun and creative when getting to cook or add this super plant to recipes.
I hope this article serves you in your quest to keep healthy and happy!
I’d love to hear from you, so please leave your comments below about healthy recipes you enjoy.
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