Aloe Today

Energy Smoothie

Summertime is back, and that means fresh produce at the farmer’s market as far as the eye can see! Of course it also means hot, sticky days and nights, and feeling like you want to do nothing but sit inside with the A/C cranked up … (errands? What errands?) But luckily, we’ve created a solution for that: a fresh, ice cold fruit, veggie, and aloe smoothie. (A “fru-veg-aloe,” if you will…)

Energy Smoothie

What? You’ve never thrown nutritious greens in with your fruit? Well, it’s high time you try it. Go ahead … pack in some protein by adding a handful of baby spinach or creamy avocado to your very-berry smoothie and see what happens. Adding this type of nutrient-rich fuel to your diet everyday is a fantastic way to turn your blahs into “aaahhhhhs.”

Next, we’ll add Lily of the Desert’s aloe juice or gel to the mix, because we know that aloe vera naturally contains over 200 biologically-active nutrients that help support overall good health. Even better, all of Lily’s products are amplified with Aloesorb, which has been proven to help maximize the benefits of all those delicious nutrients you’re drinking. Translation: you’ll be up off the couch and ready to go in no time.

So give yourself a head start each morning with a fresh, Aloesorb-powered smoothie. Trust me. Your body – and your To-Do list – will thank you.

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A Lily treat for Dry Skin

Dry skin can be the result of many things: not drinking enough water, too much contact with hot water, or most notably, cold, dry weather.

Now the way to smooth, exfoliated skin is as easy as 1, 2 … well, actually, just 1 and 2. Using our 99% Aloe Vera Gelly on dry, damaged spots will help quickly cool and hydrate at least three epidermal layers of your skin. Plus, this recipe is simple and safe for all ages, and you can do it as often as you’d like!

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Directions:

Halve and core an apple (it doesn’t matter which kind).

Apply a liberal amount of Lily of the Desert’s 99% Aloe Vera Gelly to the cut side of the apple.*

Rub over knees, elbows, and heels; massage any excess gel into skin.

Enjoy the naturally-moisturized feeling aloe vera gives you!

 

*tip: add coarse sea salt to the mix for a little extra exfoliation power!

P.S. — Don’t forget to look for Lily of the Desert with Aloesorb on the label! You may think that all aloe products at the store are the same, but it’s just not true. Most aloe topical products at retail stores contain less than 1% – 10% aloe vera in their creams, lotions, and other body products. Studies have shown that a minimum of 30% concentration of aloe is necessary to receive the benefits of aloe. Our topical products contain up to 99% organic aloe vera, so you can feel confident about the quality of aloe you are using everyday!

 

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Lily Lemonade

I love discovering new combinations of fruit juices to mix with my aloe vera smoothies in the morning (it’s always nice to shake things up every now and then!) Recently, we asked our customers to tell us what their favorite juices to mix with Lily of the Desert’s aloe vera products are, and to our surprise, an overwhelming amount of people said that LEMONADE was at the top of their list. Well, of course it is! Who doesn’t like cooling down with a freshly juiced and lightly sweetened glass of good ol’ fashioned lemonade?

So, here at Lily, we thought we would take that idea and kick it up a notch by creating an immune-boosting version of this tasty drink. What better way to enhance the wonderful health properties of this fruit — my favorite summer citrus, by the way — than by adding Lily of the Desert’s aloe vera juice. It is certified-organic and has been amplified with Aloesorb, which has been proven to help increase immune support by up to 16%, so you can feel even better about your summertime treat.

Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think. Maybe you have ideas about how to make it even more delicious? Feel free to experiment and make it your own. (But don’t forget to the report back with your yummy findings!)

Lily Lemonade

ALOE LEMONADE
2 T Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice
1 C fresh lemon juice
1-2 T raw honey*
1 C ice cubes

Stir ingredients well; serve over ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint, if desired.

*tip: when possible, try using local honey to help relieve any symptoms of pollen-related, seasonal allergies.

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Welcome to Aloe Today

Welcome to Lily of the Desert’s ‘Aloe Today,’ where we will be sharing great tidbits like recipes and tips using our very own aloe products, while also keeping you up to date on what’s going on in the world of aloe vera. Each week we will feature a variety of ways on how aloe vera can be a beneficial addition to your everyday routine. Our goal is to share with you how to get the most benefit out of our aloe products.

So stay tuned … on Friday we’ve got a delicious summer drink for you that just happens to have been inspired by, none other than, our wonderful fans and followers!

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