I’m feeling delighted as I sip an aloe juice mocktail! I like to feel celebratory, even while just making dinner on an ordinary night. It’s a way to make the daily must-dos, like making my family dinner, a little more exciting.
I can’t justify alcohol for myself on a daily basis. I do enjoy sipping a hard cider or a hibiscus & vanilla infused vodka every once in a while, but I’m aware of the way alcohol compromises my endocrine system, brain function, and immune response, so I just can’t enjoy a drink that often. BUT I want to feel festive and make myself something fun to drink to toast the little successes we accomplish daily.
Introducing Aloe juice mocktails!
They are super easy to make, DELICIOUS, and deliver powerful nutrients to your system.
I want the foods and beverages I consume to contribute to my health, I want them to add, not subtract. I’m conscious of this with every dietary choice I make, and this pays off for me in spades. The once-in-a-while choices don’t do harm when the every day choices add value to my health.
Fall in LOVE with healthy alternatives.
Aloe juice is a star superfood. It has many benefits for the body. If you tried it years ago and didn’t like it, try it again! You may find you love it now, that happened to me!
Aloe vera juice supports a healthy immune system because it has a rich diversity of vitamins and minerals. It aids in liver function and detoxifying the body. It has uronic acid compounds which is known to eliminate toxins within the cells.
Muscle and Joint Support
Drinking aloe vera juice has an anti-inflammatory response in the body, helping all of our muscles and joints repair faster and regenerate healthfully.
Balances Blood Sugar
Aloe vera juice possesses the remarkable ability to reduce the glucose levels in the blood, it has found extensive use in diabetes treatment. Aloe helps stabilize blood sugar levels and can also help in reduction of triglycerides.
Aloe vera juice stimulates of production of bile in the gallbladder. This helps in the breakdown of fats in the body that contribute to constipation. It also lubricates the digestive tract, when taken regularly this could be a key factor in preventing colon cancer.
There is a phytonutrient present in aloe vera, which has played a significant role in shrinking cancer tumors. Aloe vera contains bioactive compounds like aloin, lectin, and aloesin which have shown anti-proliferative effects. It can also reduce metastases which can ultimately prevent cancer proliferation. Aloe vera juice is also found to reduce the damage done to the body due to radiation therapy. Aloe vera can also amplify the effects of other anticancer herbs which may be used. It’s a brilliant plant!
Aloe vera juice delivers nutrients directly to our gums while cleaning our entire mouth. Gargle with it, swish it all around your mouth, and swallow. It will make you feel like whistling.
Mark Waldman, one of my favorite neuro scientists, guides us to savor the things we enjoy and accomplish throughout the day. He says that savoring the little accomplishments and the little pleasures of life actually build the networks in our brain that make it easier and more natural to FEEL accomplished and happy. Taking a few minutes to make myself a nourishing aloe drink is something I can savor, therefore building the pleasure and power centers of my brain…and also giving my body a superfood supplement.
Aloe Juice Mocktail Recipes
juice of 1 lime
Muddled Berries & Aloe
1/4 cup blackberries (any berry) muddled in the bottom of the glass
2 slices lime, muddled with the berries in the bottom of the glass
Cucumber Ginger Aloetini
1/2 cucumber through a press juicer
1 inch ginger through a press juicer
Combine freshly pressed cucumber and ginger juice with aloe and ice.
Garnish as desired
Delicious, and powerfully nutritious.
As always, have yourself a wonderful day.
I am here, seeing you in your ideal, celebrating all your wins, big and small.