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Digestive-Soothing Green Smoothie

This gut soothing, digestive friendly green smoothie is healthy for the whole family! With superfood aloe, you can't go wrong!
Mar 12, 2019 | Joy McCarthy

You likely know that Walker, Vienna and I are big into smoothies just based on the recipes on my blog and my Instagram stories. We love smoothies - Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothies, Vienna's Smoothie and smoothie bowls!!

Pouring Oat Milk Into Green Aloe Smoothie with Kale, Pineapple and Banana

The smoothie I'm sharing with you today has special qualities, particularly for digestive wellness, and can be enjoyed by the whole family - little ones included! 

Green Aloe Smoothie with Kale, Pineapple and Banana Ingredients

There are three major reasons we love smoothies:

  1. They're a great way to get a big nutritious dose of superfoods into one cup.
  2. They're time-savers - especially on hectic mornings
  3. They taste super yummy! 


I realize that for those of you living in a chilly Northern climate, the last thing you want to slurp on is an icy cold smoothie when it's -10 outside - I get it! That's why in the depths of winter, I add warming ingredients like ginger and turmeric and do my best to avoid frozen fruits.

Green Aloe Smoothie with Kale, Pineapple and Banana in Blender

I didn't use any frozen fruit in this smoothie (although you could, if you'd like). 

This smoothie is dairy-free, gluten-free, digestive-soothing and gut-health friendly.

The superstar ingredient in this smoothie is aloe vera! You can use either aloe vera juice or a couple peeled chunks of the inner filet for all the gut-loving benefits. Aloe has been revered for more than 3,000 years for its healing benefits, including aiding digestion and gentle daily detoxification. You can read all about the internal and external benefits of aloe here

Green Smoothie with Kale, Pineapple and Banana Ingredients

Aloe has many beneficial and healing properties including:

  • Soothing. The plant is extremely soothing to both the inside and the outside of the body (it can help heal skin burns and abrasions). 
  • Relieves constipation. Aloe contains natural substances called anthraquinones that increase water content in the bowels and also increases peristalsis which means it encourages the movement of the smooth muscles in the intestines that help break down food and push it through the digestive tract. 
  • Restorative. It helps restore the stomach lining and therefore aids in the prevention of food sensitivities. It is also known for soothing and healing of stomach ulcers. 
  • Anti-inflammatory. Source of anti-inflammatory nutrients including vitamins A, C and E. 


I keep an aloe vera plant at home and use it as needed for soothing irritated skin. Vienna finds it fascinating how you can break off a piece and this incredible stuff oozes out! 

This smoothie can be enjoyed by the whole family, even little ones!

Green Aloe Smoothie with Kale, Pineapple and Banana Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup aloe vera juice or a couple chunks of the inner filet
  • 1 cup cubed fresh or frozen pineapple
  • Half a cucumber
  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup chopped kale (dino or curly)
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • Cashew milk or any non-dairy milk to consistency
  • Optional: 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder
  1. In a high power blender add aloe, pineapple, cucumber, banana, apple, kale, coconut butter, non-dairy milk and protein powder if using.
  2. Blend on high for 30 to 60 seconds until fully blended.
  3. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate up to 3 hours.


Serves 1 generously.

Have a joyous week!

Joy xo

EC   •   March 12, 2019

I was disappointed to see that this product from New Chapter had this something that should be a concern?

Joy McCarthy   •   March 12, 2019

Elaine   •   March 13, 2019

Hi Joy—instead of the powdered aloe what gel/juice aloe could be subbed?

Joy McCarthy   •   March 14, 2019

Katherine   •   March 14, 2019

Can you offer a suggestion to substitute banana, my daughter is allergic.

Joy McCarthy   •   March 14, 2019

Nicole B.   •   March 14, 2019

I have an organic aloe plant and when I bought it, it had a card saying I can add it to smoothies but my question is, just the inside or the entire plant that goes in? I love using it on cuts to

Joy McCarthy   •   March 14, 2019
Nicole B.   •   March 14, 2019
Joy McCarthy   •   March 15, 2019

Neetha   •   March 19, 2019

Hi Joy! Is the protein powder only for those work out regularly? Or anyone add protein powder to their smoothie daily?

Joy McCarthy   •   March 19, 2019

Cathy S   •   January 4, 2020

Hello Joy, question, can these smoothies be frozen?

Joy McCarthy   •   January 6, 2020

Sonia   •   January 15, 2020

I want to know can we use real aloe vera plant? Thank u

Joy McCarthy   •   January 15, 2020

Heidi   •   January 17, 2020

I’m sure this is tasty but I find kale indigestible and there’s a lot of fruit in this!

Joy McCarthy   •   January 18, 2020

Pippa   •   January 17, 2020

Looks yummy however, I don’t see tumeric and ginger in the recipe. Do I just add a pinch?

Joy McCarthy   •   January 18, 2020

Nancy Akrapovic   •   January 17, 2020

Love this smoothie , thank you Joy !

Joy McCarthy   •   January 18, 2020

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