To make this recipe, it’s best to prepare for it the day before, by freezing some ripe bananas (see page 2). If you haven’t planned ahead, you can always use a fresh banana instead.
Some people might think that aloe is a strange ingredient to add to a smoothie… Actually, it’s known as being a helpful addition to a detoxifying diet. When added to this vegan orange julius recipe, it helps to create a frothy, creamy consistency.
There’s a particular type of aloe that is best for eating, because it has a mild flavor. The variety with the white-spotted skin is the one to go for… But don’t be afraid to add regular aloe if that’s all you have.
1 1/2 C. orange juice (chilled)
4 T. fresh aloe (scooped out from skin)
1 oz. wheatgrass juice (optional)
1/2 frozen banana, sliced
Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Next: Green Smoothie Variations