If we wish to enjoy an Aloe Vera drink with no additives, it is best to make it at home. The Aloe Vera gel sold at stores contains citric acid, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, ascorbic acid and tocopherol besides the Aloe Vera. So, it is up to use to grab our potted Aloe Vera and prepare a drink so important for our health.
Cut a leaf of our Aloe Vera and cut off the edges. Cut the leaf into small pieces in order to make the next step easier. Peel off the skin from the pieces; make sure to remove the yellow latex-like liquid from underneath the skin as well. This substance contains aloin, that may cause diarrhea, and pregnant women are forbidden to consume it, because it can cause uterus contractions.
Women who are having menstruation or are breastfeeding, as well as persons suffering from appendicitis mustn’t eat aloin either. On the other hand, cleat aloe gel can be consumed by anyone.
Once skin and the aloin are removed, we are left with al clear, gel-like substance. Rinse it, then placed it in a blender. Blend it together with mineral water. Allow about half an hour for the mixture to settle down; you can enjoy it right after that.