Spring is upon us and it’s time to hydrate our skin from within. Best known in the islands for soothing sunburns, aloe vera can also heal the winter woes.
The aloe vera plant is a succulent plant species from the genus Aloe. It grows abundantly in tropical climates and has been used for centuries as a medicinal plant. Aloe vera juice is a gooey, thick liquid made from the flesh of the aloe vera plant leaf.
Use aloe topically on your skin for a clear, hydrated result or take it internally for a natural glow from the inside out. These water-dense leaves, combined with special plant compounds called complex carbohydrates, make it an effective face moisturizer and pain reliever.
Combining the aloe leaf with our Guava Gingerblososm and a citrus zing, get your springtime glow ready with a Guava Gingerblossom Aloe Smoothie.
Guava Gingerblossom Aloe Smoothie
RECIPE BY: SHAKA TEA TEAM MEMBER, SHAYNEE SCOTT
- 1 Shaka Tea Guava Gingerblossom iced tea
- 1 lime
- 1 cup frozen berries or your choice
- 1 aloe leaf [can substitute for 1 tbsp aloe extract or ¼ cup aloe juice]
- Split the aloe leaf in half with a knife.
- Take a spoon and scrape the gooey inside of the leaf, set aside.
- Take the lime, cut in half, and juice.
- Combine all Shaka Tea Guava Gingerblossom, frozen berries, lime juice, and prepared aloe leaf in a blender. Pulse until smooth.
- Pour in glass and enjoy!