How to Make Aloe Vera Juice

The monster of aloe vera plants.

If there was ever an aloe vera plant to engorge and swallow up a living room, this would be it. My mother raised this plant in her home from an infant, and you can see in the photo what it has become. That’s a 50 pound bag of potting soil that you can see in the background (gives you an idea of just how big this monster is).

Aloe vera is an incredibly nutrient-rich plant. Many of you know that aloe vera gel is great to use on burns, but did you also know that it can be ingested internally? Aloe Vera gel is anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and has some amazing healing properties.

Aloe Vera gel chunks transform a beverage into something positively scrumptious and refreshing. If you have your own aloe vera plant, here’s how you can make your own aloe vera juice drink.

Pomegranate Aloe Vera Juice

Step One: Cut a large healthy aloe vera leaf off of your plant, then let the resin drip out by holding it upside down so that it drains where you cut it. The gel won’t come out, so don’t worry about that.

Step Two: Cut it in half and then filet the gel out of the inside. Just be sure you don’t get the yellow stuff that comes out near the outer skin. You could also do this by first cutting the top layer, then the sides and eventually the bottom. There’s a photo tutorial on this here that shows how to do this really well.

Step Three: Place in a blender and cover with 3 cups of fruit juice or fresh fruit and water. You can pretty much use anything you want here. Try coconut milk or almond milk if that suits your taste better.

Step Four: Blend well, chill and then serve. Refrigerate leftover juice.

Be sure to also read my Aloe Vera Lemonade Recipe.

Health Benefits of Aloe Vera:

• Halts the growth of cancer tumors.
• Lowers high cholesterol.
• Repairs “sludge blood” and reverses “sticky blood”.
• Boosts the oxygenation of your blood.
• Eases inflammation and soothes arthritis pain.
• Protects the body from oxidative stress.
• Prevents kidney stones and protects the body from oxalates in coffee and tea.
• Alkalizes the body, helping to balance overly acidic dietary habits.
• Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn’s disease and other digestive disorders.
• Reduces high blood pressure natural, by treating the cause, not just the symptoms.
• Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients.
• Accelerates healing from physical burns and radiation burns.
• Replaces dozens of first aid products, makes bandages and antibacterial sprays obsolete.
• Halts colon cancer, heals the intestines and lubricates the digestive tract.
• Ends constipation.
• Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces triglycerides in diabetics.
• Prevents and treats candida infections.
• Protects the kidneys from disease.
• Functions as nature’s own “sports drink” for electrolyte balance, making common sports drinks obsolete.
• Boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance.
• Speeds recovery from injury or physical exertion.
• Hydrates the skin, accelerates skin repair.

Aloe vera plants can get quite big if they are healthy and not over watered, as you can see from the above photo.

If you aren’t into making your own, you can buy aloe vera juice drinks. But, aloe vera in it’s raw state will have the most beneficial health properties. Do you have any experience making your own aloe vera juice and have a tip or recipe to share? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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  1. Judy May 20, 2011 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    My daughter has been drinking it and it’s helping her Colitis.

  2. Misty May 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    I DEF need to try this…

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  5. Sarah May 21, 2011 at 6:39 am - Reply

    And here I am just thinking I can use my aloe plant for burns! I have colitis as well, so I am definitely going to try this.

  6. Rachael May 21, 2011 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    after seeing this I happened to be wandering through Wegmans (not a good thrifty idea) and came upon a jar of organic aloe vera tea! I got some and it’s pretty tasty. It’s kind of like a gel that you add to either hot or cold water.

  7. Holly May 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait to try this. My aloe (now plural) is out of control!

  8. Candy June 14, 2011 at 1:36 am - Reply

    Whenever I have the time, I incorporate fresh aloe into my juices always makes my toilet visits more pleasant LOL

  9. Piper July 17, 2011 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    You can also blend Aloe with Tamarind Fruit for a delicious drink with additional health boosting properties. Tamarind has a flavor like fruit roll ups for those of you unfamiliar with it.
    I have also tried it with nectarines and lemon juice, and it was yummy. It makes great lemonade slushies!
    Sat Nam, **(-_-)**

  10. Stephanie November 3, 2011 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    What does pure Aloe Vera extract tastes like? That is what my niece is asking me about. We tried and my niece got a face that made us laugh. I think it is much preferable to make it a juice not eat it raw.

    • Felix February 24, 2012 at 7:01 am - Reply

      Thats true

  11. butterfly November 6, 2011 at 1:04 am - Reply

    try aleo vera with rose water it tastes delicious!:)

  12. Sarah November 30, 2011 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    This is great! My vet recommended it several years ago for my horse for his ulcer. It’s been working great and he hasn’t had any more issues. I haven’t tried drinking it myself yet but I will!

    • Rostam Saadat February 19, 2012 at 4:22 am - Reply

      Upon knowing benefits acquired from aleo vera juice I went to the health shop, bought for myself a litre of pure aleo vera .I suffer from indigestion and high cholesterol. So, I hope this helps.I also started growing aleo vera and hope in future I can make my own juice.

  13. Cindie March 21, 2012 at 9:02 am - Reply

    I tried juicing a couple of my aloe leaves a couple of weeks ago. It was very thick and slimey so I added a couple plums to the juicer. It wasn’t too bad, but I think I’ll try your way next time. 🙂

  14. Glenn May 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    and an advice to all of you … the properties of aloe are very dificult to preserve, they tend to vanish hours after it was cut. So get some and grow at home, waaaaaay better that processed somewhere else, day, weeks or months before, no special need for anything. Just some water from time to time and sunlight. Amazingly, Aloe will keep growing if you leave it hanging outside the ground, just the roots exposed to the air.

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  16. the Game December 3, 2012 at 4:12 am - Reply

    i have many of this plants and i have tried many ways of making Juice and Jam
    i’ve mixed aloe vera with orange slice and it was very good i’ve mixed aloe vera with beer ‘ non alcohol beer and also i,ve made Jam .
    i just boiled aloe vera in sugar for 1 hours i think or more it was good..
    after all aloe vera is called “The Queen of plants ”

    and be careful to not use green part of aloe vera or u get Diarrhea 😀

  17. Maryam Riaz December 27, 2012 at 7:36 am - Reply

    It’s a quick and easy way!

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  19. gurdeep March 9, 2013 at 8:38 am - Reply

    if we store aloeverajuice what we mixed it.for long time like for one month

  20. Joelle,Wellness Coach March 11, 2013 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    I just juiced a large aloe leaf with one whole lem0n in the Vitamix.
    It is delicious and cuts the bitter taste of the aloe by itself.

  21. Christine April 2, 2013 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    How much water should I put in blender to make my aloe juice? Also id like to add lemon juice, how much should I add to that?

  22. VA2NC May 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Don’t juice the whole cut of aloe! The skin is toxic and will make you sick. The yellow sap is what tastes bad anyway. Skin it first and rinse it with cool water. Doesn’t go through juicer well, you lose the aloe. Juice your produce first then add the clear skinned aloe gel and shake or throw it in the blender to mix. It will eventually mix in.

  23. Janet April 7, 2014 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Hi ya Crystal

    Thanks so much for sharing. I have loads of these plant i just love them and i wanted to create a juice and found your article. I will be following your instructions and i will probably document it on my youtube channel.

    Blessings Janet [please use this comment as the one before i mis-typed my url thanks]

  24. gail April 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    One of my fb friends posted he’s been using saline and aloe vera juice as a nasal spray and his sinuses have never been better. I, as a chronic sinus sufferer, decided to take his advice but first I searched how to make your own aloe juice since I have two over grown plants I don’t want to get rid of. After reading here, I will try the saline (once I buy a new bottle, mine’s expired) spray w/ aloe and start adding it to my drink. I have high cholesterol have occasional intestinal issues. It’ll be a while but I’ll try to get back to you.

  25. renee May 9, 2014 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    If you take with citrus juice it helps your body absorb the vitamin B 🙂

  26. V . MUTHUKRISHNAN June 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    I have plenty. I was not knowing what to do, except I use it as a body pack before bath and I find a clear skin which people admire. Now I will use it for internal use also.

  27. oyie michelle August 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Good tip to try

  28. Tammy April 13, 2015 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    How can the aloe vera juice be stored in the refigerator?

    • Tammy April 13, 2015 at 6:18 pm - Reply

      How long can the aloe vera juice be stored in the refrigerator?

    • Crystal Collins April 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      A glass container is probably best.

  29. Mary March 25, 2016 at 4:25 am - Reply

    I just want to add to these comments. The Aloe plant should be Aloe Vera Barbadensis and has a yellow flower.

    The little first aid plant might be OK but you need to do some research. There might be other varieties but the above is best and is used by the growers.

    The best way to get the benefits of the Aloe Vera is to pick the leaf and slice down each side of leaf to get spikes off then cut off bottom end of Leaf until you see clear gel. When the gel is cloudy the therapeutic value isn’t as good. Gel needs to be clear.
    Let sit for an hour or so for the yellow sap to go then cut across in slices – I do mine about 1-1 1/2 cm wide then cut off the skin. Drop gel into a glass jar – once finished add filtered water and let sit then drink. You might see little bubbles going to the top which is the gel rising out of the slices.

    If the gel is bitter then pour it out and fill with water once again and it will probably be OK. Might need washing a couple of times. It should be tasteless but gel like.

    I pour the water off and drink it then refill and you can do this several times and over several days depending on how good your gel is. Put it in the fridge so it lasts longer.

    You can’t get it more pure than that apart from eating the gel itself (wash well first. Some people say if you put it in a blender the enzymes will be killed however if you find benefits from taking it that way then that is working for you.

  30. Guiliana May 12, 2016 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Just joined and still hafta confirm, but FYI, the link to the Aloe Vera Lemonade is busted :-(. You might want to update it, although I’m sure I can find it myself.

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