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Cleopatra, a famous Egyptian queen, used to apply aloe vera gel on her face and body as a part of her daily beauty regimen.

The aloe vera plant belongs to the species A. vera, and originated in Northern Africa, Madagascar, and the Arabian Peninsula. It grows well in arid climates and is commonly used in herbal medicines. The juice is extracted from leaves of the plant. It is rich in compounds such as polysaccharides, mannins, anthraquinones, and lectin, which are helpful in treating diabetes and elevating blood lipids in the human body. It also helps clean out mucous in the body, while regular intake of aloe vera juice prevents constipation. Aloe vera exhibits an amazing cooling and healing effect, especially in case of sunburns. It is commonly used by women, as it helps smooth out wrinkles and removes any marks or blemishes from the skin. If applied on the scalp, it prevents dandruff and other such conditions. It gives your face a smoother, softer, and radiant look.

Not only is aloe vera juice or extract applied to the skin, but one can also drink it as a juice. Its consumption provides a plethora of benefits, and keeps numerous health problems at bay. You can either buy commercially available aloe juice or make it yourself. All you need to do is get a few thick aloe vera leaves, and remove the skin carefully, along with the yellowy sticky layer. Then, wash the gel , till it is clear and colorless, put it in a blender and blend till it foams up. Filter this till you are left with a clear extract. One can drink just the extract, or you can mix it up, and add a few other juices and fruits, to not only make it more healthy, but also incredibly delicious. Given below are a few examples of such juices. Simply gather all the ingredients together and blend!

Light and Lemony

Ingredients
  • 1 Cucumber (peeled)
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Lemon (juiced)
  • 2 tbsp. Aloe vera juice
Healthy Smoothie

Ingredients
  • 2 Carrots (peeled)
  • 2 Green apples
  • 1 Orange (peeled)
  • 1 tbsp. Aloe vera juice

Exotic Aloe

Ingredients
  • 1-2 cups Fresh pineapple
  • 1 Carrot (peeled)
  • 1 Green apple
  • 1 tbsp. Aloe vera juice
  • 1-2 tbsp. Coconut milk (optional)
Healing Blueberry Aloe Smoothie

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Orange juice
  • 1 cup Frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup Aloe vera juice

Aloe Vera-Apple-Cucumber Juice

Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. Aloe vera juice
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Cucumber (peeled)
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon juice
Cranberry Aloe Fizz

Ingredients
  • 6 oz. Ginger ale
  • 4 oz. Cranberry juice
  • 2 oz. Aloe vera juice

Detox Smoothie

Ingredients
  • 1 Apple
  • ½ Cucumber (peeled)
  • 3 Celery stalks
  • 1 Carrot (peeled)
  • 1 cup Baby spinach
  • 1 Jalapeño (optional)
  • 2 oz. Aloe vera juice
Peach Mint Smoothie

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Peaches
  • ½ Banana
  • ½ cup Carrot juice
  • ½ cup Orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. Chia seeds
  • 2 sprigs Fresh mint
  • 2 oz. Aloe vera juice
  • Honey (to taste)
These aloe vera juice recipes are high in nutrition and low in calorie content. Hence, you gain all the vital nutrition without gaining weight. So what are you waiting for? Go grab these ingredients and get busy making and drinking aloe vera juices!