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Aloe-Orange Julius

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.

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Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.

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1:38AM PDT on Jul 24, 2013

Sounds yummy:)

Here's another great smoothie that I found....

8:54PM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Delightful and fabulous!

2:04AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thanks very much.

5:26AM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

loved the advice and great recipes, thankyou.

1:31PM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

Nice recipes. Thanks for sharing.

4:50AM PDT on Sep 23, 2011

Awesome recipes and ideas. Thanks for the article. I will be sure and make some smoothies and be sure ti sneak in some greenery so they will be extra-healthy and tasty as well. I personally have no problem with drinking smoothies with some greens in them-even if it is noticeable and powerful (taste and appearance-wise) but my fiance is off put by it, so I must try and sneak them in sometime.

5:26AM PDT on Aug 18, 2011


11:33AM PDT on Aug 14, 2011

thanks for the article...

8:39AM PDT on Aug 12, 2011

Thanks. They all sound really healthy! I will see which ones I can try first! ; b

5:26PM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

Thanks, it is an interesting article.

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