Blueberry Aloe Elixir
The Ultimate Digestive Tonic - with soothing aloe, ginger, triphala, and chia seeds.
1 cup water
2 Tbsp fresh aloe*
1 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds
2 dates, pitted
1 cup blueberries
1 tsp fresh ginger
1 tsp triphala powder**
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Garnish with 1/8 tsp cinnamon and enjoy!
*Fresh aloe leaves can be purchased from Whole Foods and also ordered by the case from South China Seas. Just cut away the green peel and use the inner clear jelly in your smoothies. Please note: only the culinary aloe is edible, most aloe house plants should not be consumed.
A true superfood, the benefits of fresh aloe vera are numerous and include: anti-inflammatory, alkalizing, soothes and lubricates intestinal lining, blood sugar balance, cancer prevention, reduces high blood pressure and cholesterol, promotes healthy glowing skin, and anti-candida. Read more about the amazing benefits of aloe...
**Triphala powder is an Ayurvedic tonic used to support digestion. A blend of three dried fruits, it is a great source of Vitamin C and linoleic acid, has blood and liver cleansing properties as well as promoting bile flow and peristalsis.
Shawna Barker BSc., RHN is a nutritionist, college instructor, and raw food educator.