Coconut Oil Smoothie with Aloe Vera

Here is a continuation of my Coconut Oil Series with a coconut oil smoothie! We love to make smoothies with coconut oil mixed in!

It doesn’t matter what flavor or kind, I almost always remember to put the coconut oil in and it gives the smoothie such a nice taste. I think I also like knowing that I am getting the very important nutrients in coconut oil in me and my boys and in a very convenient way!

We also LOVE to put oatmeal in our smoothies. I always feel like something is missing if there isn’t oatmeal inside.

A friend of mine gave me her lovely overgrown Aloe Vera plant for me to plant in my garden. Well, I haven’t gotten around to planting it yet. I have been a little distracted by using it frequently over the last month! I covered my face in Aloe when I misjudged how long I had been in the sun. The aloe was wonderfully cooling. I was so happy I had some!

But the other distraction is putting it in our smoothies! Here is a great website on the benefits of Aloe Vera. The author may make you go out and buy your own Aloe Vera plant!

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You will only want to put in a little Aloe. You can easily ruin the smoothie if you over do it! It wouldn’t be very tasty πŸ˜‰

Spinach, apples, D.E. powder (Diotomatious Earth, which isΒ  another post series for all the health benefits and what you can do with it!) honey, raw milk and of course some amazing divinely created aloe vera!

I enjoy putting ice in my smoothie, but I didn’t have any that day. If you have ice, put in a nice handful! Its wonderful!

Coconut Oil Aloe Vera Smoothie

Serves 2

* I love to mix up and try new smoothies. I usually never follow a specific recipe, this is just a guide for you to follow, but be sure to adjust it in any way to fit your taste preferences. The coconut oil is the star for this recipe.

1 1/2 to 2 cups milk (I prefer raw for the health benefits, but you can easily use any kind of milk or even non diary milks)

1/3 cup of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

1 handful of spinach

2 apples or bananas

1/3 cup of oatmeal

2 Tbs D.E (Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade)

1 Small slice of Aloe Vera *Look at picture above for how much I used*

2 to 3 tbs of honey or just to taste.

Be sure to blend everything very well. The spinach needs to be well blended especially.

 

3 Comments

  1. Roxy August 26, 2013 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Hello, I think it looks very healthy and may even help with the tummy. I go through stages of juicing and using my Bullet for smoothies.
    This is another wonderful coconut idea to add to our ideas! Thanks so much!
    I am playing with Legos with my Marshall in between words. So if this makes NO sense thi is the reason πŸ™‚ It has been a wonderful Summer here but now here comes Labor Day…
    Miss you girlfriend xo
    Blessings, Roxy

  2. Amy August 27, 2013 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Well this is definitely an unique idea for a smoothie! I put aloe on my skin for sunburns and such, but never would have thought to drink it! πŸ™‚ So creative you are!

    It’s been crazy busy here! We are getting ready to head to the mountains of Salida for a “Coyote Hunting trip”. Well, at least the boys are. I will be back at camp with a good book, my camera and a cup of hot coffee! Now I know how to camp, don’t I?!

    Miss you Elizabeth! XOXO
    Amy

  3. Aimee / Wallflower Girl September 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Ooh I have an aloe vera plant in my kitchen and have never before thought about putting it in my smoothie… love that idea!

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