Homemade Flavored Aloe Water (Amino Acid Rich Hydration)

Looking for an easy way to add additional Amino Acids to your overall daily intake while hydrating with something as good as water, but only better? This Homemade Flavored Aloe Water is just the thing.

2 c “Real Aloe Gel” (see NOTE 1)
3 Tbsp 100% Juice Concentrate – more or less to taste (see NOTE 2)
Blend well until smooth. Pour into a 1 gallon container.

Add enough water to the 1 gallon container to fill it. Shake to mix. Keep refrigerated.

If you need a little sweetness, you can add a scoop of D-ribose to each serving as you use it.  D-ribose will add a light sweetness AND also provide an extra nutrient your cells need to function properly.

NOTE 1: The brand “Real Aloe Gel” is hand filleted and not processed in any manner that would diminish its nutrient health properties. It contains a comprehensive Amino Acid profile, along with many other nutrients. You can use any Aloe gel, just check the labels to ensure you are getting a quality product.
NOTE 2: You can mix and match flavors like Tart Cherry, Pomegranate, Blueberry, etc. Just look for 100% concentrates that are naturally lower in sugar.

NOTE: Consumer Labs has distributed information on an aloe recall for products that contain the naturally occurring latex-containing portions of the aloe plant. These products now have to be labeled in the state of California with a Prop 65 warning. When contacted about this information, Real Aloe Solutions (the manufacturer of Real Aloe Gel products) responded with the following statement:

“Our aloe vera products are hand filleted. We do not process the ‘whole leaf’ and the California law does not pertain to us or our products. Further questions can be directed to support@realaloesolutions.com”

DON’T WANT TO MAKE A GALLON? Blend the Real Aloe Gel in a blender until it is a smooth consistency. Pour it back in the original bottle and keep it refrigerated. Any time you are thirsty, put 2 Tbsp per 1 cup of any liquid of your choice. Key #1 is to add your aloe to a hydrating liquid like water, herbal tea, etc. Key #2 is that the liquid is low glycemic. If you need a little sweetness, you can add a scoop of D-ribose.  D-ribose will add a light sweetness AND also provide an extra nutrient your cells need to function properly.

 

Resources:

Aloe Vera: A Short Review (includes nutritional profile)

Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of oral aloe vera gel for active ulcerative colitis

Effect of Aloe vera preparations on the human bioavailability of vitamins C and E

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