It's everywhere from supermarket beverage shelves to the juice bar, but what does aloe vera juice actually taste like? In this article, we're going to cover aloe vera juice taste, texture, prepping tips and more to answer all your questions...
Let's get to it...
What Does Aloe Vera Juice Taste Like?
As you may suspect, antioxidant-rich aloe vera juice has a pronounced vegetable flavor. It's slightly bitter with what is commonly described as an acidic quality, though there is a hint of sweetness in there, too.
Many folks are not fond of the taste of aloe vera juice by itself, so it's frequently mixed into other juices or sweetened with stevia or agave to tone down the acidity.
Aloe Vera Juice Texture
The texture of aloe vera juice is unique. It's not wholly unlike the thick, gelatinous pulp of the aloe leaf, but it is quite thinned out. Especially fresh, aloe juice is very close to any other juice in texture.
Fairly often, the bottled aloe juice concoctions you can buy at the store have added aloe vera pulp, giving the juice thickness and sometimes even a gooey type of quality. If you like boba tea, you might love this about bottled aloe juices.
Is Aloe Poisonous to Humans?
Aloe juice has been known to upset the digestive system for some individuals, and the jury is still out as to whether aloe should be consumed regularly nor not.
That being said, if aloe vera juice were a known poison, it would be not allowed to be bottled and sold by the FDA. We'd always encourage you to do your own research to draw well-informed conclusions about the pros and cons of drinking aloe vera juice.
Does Aloe Vera Juice Smell?
Sort of. Some people don't notice it, but others do. The smell of aloe vera juice is like the smell of a freshly broken aloe vera leaf: musky and damp.
If the scent of aloe vera isn't particularly appealing to you, you can mask it with other juices or liquids added in. Even a splash of coconut water can do wonders for sweetening it up.
How to Drink Aloe Vera Juice
Wondering how to go about extracting the juice from the hunk of aloe vera you got at the store? These videos are going to show you how to do it as well as what to blend it with to make super tasty aloe vera smoothies.
In this video, you'll see how to peel an aloe leaf and turn it into fresh juice. All you need is a blender—it's that easy.
Watch this video to learn how to make a basic (but delicious) aloe vera juice smoothie at home. All you need are these ingredients:
- Aloe vera juice
Blend, sip and enjoy.
Many health gurus tout the benefits of aloe vera juice, but others caution against taking a liberal approach to it. To really understand what's potentially good and bad about aloe vera juice, we strongly recommend that you do some quick searching online. If you love the health benefits of aloe vera juice but not the flavor, try shaking it up with the usual suspects in your daily smoothie, but there are plenty of inventive recipes out there in the wide, wide internet world.