Today we are going to make an Aloe Vera kombucha smoothie – below you’ll find the delicious kombucha scoby recipe. But first, a couple of fun facts about the Aloe Vera plant.
The Aloe Vera plant feels at home in the desert regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The name Aloe comes from Arabic and means bitter, similar to the taste of the gel-like inner part of the plant. The plant looks like a cactus plant but it is part of the lily family – just like garlic or onion.
For this reason the plant is also known as lily of the desert. A special feature of the Aloe Vera plant is: it can survive without water for months. As the plant originates in desert regions it is able to produce its nutrients itself. The leaves function as the water storage. The plant draws on this storage during droughts. Continue Reading…