ErbologyVeganThis non-dairy, date sweetened almond milk recipe with aloe vera is the perfect way to start your day and a great compliment to our Tigernut Granola. It always mystifies me when I see suggestions that the colours of nature are green and brown. As a colourist and designer, nature makes quick mincemeat of the most flamboyant artists and performers that ever lived. Consider the ribbon-tailed astrapia bird, the mandarinfish, or the calla lily. Any of these creatures of Earth would make Salvador Dali blush to his roots. If you associate eating healthy with an aesthetic of whole grains and familiar fruits and vegetables, you already have an exciting palette. After all, the vibrant, deep fuschia of beets next to the lively orange of tangerines is an unbeatable combination. But there are many more possibilities. Starting your day with a baby-pink almond milk in the name of health and wellness is a delicious alternative that is quite easy on the eye. Especially if you, like me, have always had a special, quite private place in your heart reserved for pink.
Tickled pink: almond milk recipes
Preparing your own nut milks is so much easier than you may think, and it encourages creativity. Adding delectable Medjool dates, fresh strawberries (bringin' the pink!), and an Erbology Organic Aloe Vera Juice Shot into this homemade oat and almond milk boosts novelty and interest. This is not to mention the introduction of valuable substances with the power to heal.
Aloe vera for your insides
Aloe vera is an ancient folk remedy that, unlike many such natural cures, has always remained known to mainstream cultures. It has been used medicinally by many cultures. Egyptian, European, Indian, and Chinese people have used aloe for over five thousand years. You have probably resorted to a sticky, green aloe vera gel after a sunburn. Maybe you have even been lucky enough to split open a blade of this succulent and rubbed its wet insides onto your skin. However, the benefits of taking aloe vera internally were not so well known for a long while. Aloe vera may be as soothing to your insides as it is to your outsides. Scientists at the Centre for Gastroenterology, Institute of Cellular and Molecular Science at Barts Hospital worked with researchers at other centres. Jointly, they looked at the effects of aloe on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). They found that, taken internally, aloe reduced the histological disease activity. This means that they reduced IBS activity on the level that can be seen through a microscope. Patients also reported less discomfort.(1) Further research is necessary before solid claims can be made. However, the refreshing feeling that aloe vera gives us when we drink it feels wonderful in every part of our body. We know what we will look to when, in the depths of the British winter, we long for some colour and freshness. Plus, the granola we use has chocolate in it. Does it get much better.... or does it? Learn more about the aloe vera benefits
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