Kombucha

Aloe vera kombucha with chard und spinach- a great smoothie for hot days

Aloe vera kombucha with chard und spinach- a great smoothie for hot days - the drink

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.

The primary use of the plant is its gel and this is extracted from the water-storing tissue in the plant. The texture is slimy due to its polysaccharide substance and was most commonly used by the cosmetics industry. Today, there are also many foods that rely on the substances in the Aloe Vera plant.

An Aloe Vera plant on the windowsill

If you enjoy adding Aloe Vera to your drinks or spreading the gel onto a severe sunburn, then an Aloe Vera plant is ideal for your windowsill. The plant is very low maintenance, even without special gardening skills it is possible to see the plant flourish. It requires a sunny or semi shaded location and not a lot of water, it’s a desert plant after all.

But where can you buy a high quality Aloe Vera plant? Most commonly, you can purchase a plant at the weekly market or in a wholefood shop. A further possibility is to buy an Aloe Vera plant online*.

How to harvest the Aloe Vera gel

Always use only the outer leaves of the plant and make sure to cut neatly around the bottom of the stalk. Let the stalk rest so that the yellowish aloin can drain out, this substance functions as a defense mechanism against predators and can act as a laxative. Next, you skin the leaves and you are left with the translucent, slimy gel. If you don’t use up the entire stalk it can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days.

For this easy Aloe vera kombucha recipe you need those ingredients

Do you have everything? This is how to do your Aloe vera kombucha smoothie recipe yourself!

  1. First, peel the kiwis and then dice them
    Aloe vera kombucha with chard und spinach- a great smoothie for hot days - the kiwi
  2. Remove the grapes from their stem and put everything into a blender
  3. Cut the Aloe Vera leaf into pieces and also add it to the blender
    Aloe vera kombucha with chard und spinach- a great smoothie for hot days - the aloe vera
  4. Roughly chop up the spinach and chard leaves and add them to the mix
    Aloe vera kombucha with chard und spinach- a great smoothie for hot days - the chard and spinach
  5. As the Aloe Vera plant tastes a little bitter season the mixture with one teaspoon of birch sugar and blend everything
  6. Finally, add the Kombucha and give it a good shake
    Aloe vera kombucha with chard und spinach- a great smoothie for hot days - the ingredients
  7. In just a few short moments your Aloe Vera smoothie is ready, you can serve it in pretty glass and enjoy it immediately

Aloe vera kombucha with chard und spinach- a great smoothie for hot days

Print Recipe
Serves: 1 Cooking Time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 3 kiwis
  • 250g grapes
  • 1 Aloe Vera stem
  • A handful of spinach
  • 4 chard leaves
  • 1 tsp birch sugar
  • 350g Organic Kombucha

Instructions

1

First, peel the kiwis and then dice them

2

Remove the grapes from their stem and put everything into a blender

3

Cut the Aloe Vera leaf into pieces and also add it to the blender

4

Roughly chop up the spinach and chard leaves and add them to the mix

5

As the Aloe Vera plant tastes a little bitter season the mixture with one teaspoon of birch sugar and blend everything

6

Finally, add the Kombucha and give it a good shake

7

In just a few short moments your Aloe Vera smoothie is ready, you can serve it in pretty glass and enjoy it immediately

8

On a warm day the drink tastes especially nice with some crushed ice

On a warm day the drink tastes especially nice with some crushed ice.

Aloe vera kombucha with chard und spinach- a great smoothie for hot days

Have fun whilst cooking and enjoy!

I wish you a lot of fun by making this kombucha smoothie recipe and I am very excited to hear your opinions about this delicious scoby recipe.

Aloe vera kombucha with chard und spinach- a great smoothie for hot days - the drink

I would love to see some comments about your favourite recipes with kombucha tea and how you liked mine.

I am looking forward to see you again for my next recipes.

Petra

Watch also this video and many more regarding Kefir and Kombucha on my Youtube channel…

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