Aloe Smoothie


Many people swear by aloe for glowing skin, and this smoothie is a delicious way to get it into your diet. You probably know aloe as a topical skin soother, but it also delivers antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Some people don't love the flavor of aloe, so this recipe has plenty of fruit to help balance the flavors. Make sure you're buying pure aloe vera meant for eating—or that you've got the correct aloe vera plant if you're DIYing. Read more about aloe vera benefits and cautions.

Aloe Smoothie
Photo: Jamie Vespa
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 cup fresh or frozen diced pineapple

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen diced mango

  • 1 cup chopped kale

  • 1 cup chilled coconut milk beverage

  • 2 tablespoons pure aloe vera gel (see Tip)

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • Chia seeds (optional)


  1. Place pineapple, mango, kale, coconut milk beverage, aloe and ginger in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth. Serve sprinkled with chia seeds, if desired.


Look for pure aloe vera gel at natural-foods stores or online. Or make your own from the leaves of the aloe vera plant. You'll need 2 large or 4 medium leaves to get 2 tablespoons gel. Cut the flat side of the leaf away, then scrape out the gel with a spoon. Leave behind and discard the bitter yellow latex layer with the outer part of the leaves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
5g Fat
59g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size about 2 cups
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Vitamin A 3425IU 69%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Potassium 136mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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