I am making healthy smoothie drinks and using different recipes.
Cactus, it is hard to find or outrageously expensive so I use aloe vera juice.
Luckily here in Key West Aloe grows all over the island.
I decided to do my own investigating into the various cactus drinks where the juice can be a main ingredient of smoothies.
I found this great article.
“The primary active ingredient in Nopalea is the juice derived from the fruit of the Nopalea cactus. Juice from the fruits of the Nopal cactus contains high levels of Beletains, or plant pigments that are known to be excellent antioxidants. This juice also contains high levels of essential amino acids, B vitamins and bioactive phytonutrients. Nopalea juice is also sweetened with agave nectar and other natural supplements.”
It is grown in the mountainous regions of Mexico.
Key West is known for it also.
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Aloe Vera juice
Fresh Grated Ginger
Fresh Spinach leaves
Fresh fruit (banana, the darker the better, strawberries, fresh pineapple, blueberries)
Sounds so good.
More information on the benefits of Nopalea
In a smoothie. Add some bananas, some ice and blend for a cool, refreshing, healthy shake. You can also mix up with some other fresh, seasonal fruit, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or even peaches. Whatever flavors you like will only add to the delicious mix of flavors.
As with anything that is good for you it doesn’t come cheap.
I did find the capsules which can be used also.