View Full Version : I love aloe vera!
12-05-2008, 07:46 AM
It's so refreshingly good in a smoothie, and afterwards you get to rub the leaf on your face for radiant skin! :cool:
Where do you buy the aloe - or do you grown your own? *Ü*
12-05-2008, 11:46 AM
The neighborhood that I live in has a big hispanic population, so the local supermarket always has huge aloe leaves for 99 cents each.
I have an aloe plant, but it is currently too small to harvest any leaves from it.
Thank you rawstrength ~ I never thought of looking in the grocery store! *Ü*
12-05-2008, 02:10 PM
Wow, .99 cents is a great price. I get mine at the Asian store, and they are $1.99 per pound. :(
12-05-2008, 02:32 PM
I can find it here at the International market for around $1.00 a pound but never thought to buy any of it. I remember when I was little and had tummy aches my Grandma would have us eat some.
12-05-2008, 02:52 PM
I love YOU rawstrength!
12-05-2008, 04:47 PM
I love you, too Lucy!!! And your green smoothies :D .
12-05-2008, 04:51 PM
Make sure you peel your aloe vera leaf before you put it in your smoothie. You want the clear inner gel, not the green outer leaf. You can youtube some great videos showing how to fillet an aloe vera leaf.
12-06-2008, 12:25 AM
i've seen daniel vitalis put this in a smoothie., and I've thought of buying some at WhoFoo. what's it taste like?
12-06-2008, 01:09 AM
im wondering if the raw leaf tastes alot different then the juice / gel that is sold in health food stores in the white like 16 oz to one gallon size plastic jugs .
12-07-2008, 01:40 AM
Thanks rawstrength. I have several LARGE (JUM bowwwwww) plants and leaves. Now I found a use.
Is aloe drying to skin?
Thanks again rawstrength ~ My son told me last night that he was aloe leaves for sale locally. I'm excited and will get it and put it in my smoothie. I watched Danny Vitalis' video also, but never thought to look locally in the stores!
I thought I was going to have to beg my Tucson friend to start growing it for us. *Ü*
12-07-2008, 08:22 PM
Yes...RAWStrength you are quite the Picture of Wisdom enclosed in such a Youthful Body.
It can be cheaper to buy a plant and grow it in a pot. It will have PUPS and you will Never run out. I have pots running over. I once had it in the ground and it was taking over the yard. Just a save and Recycle note.
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