Coachella is the most fun but it’s also exhausting and really hard on your body. After three days on your feet in the middle of the desert with little sleep it’s imperative that take really good care of yourself starting from the moment you get home. Rest, hydrate, throw on a face mask, soak in a salt bath and fill your body with tons of nutrients.
One of my favorite ways to nourish after the festival is with smoothies because you can pack them with anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories, superfoods, vitamin enriched fruits/veggies and and toxin eliminators. One of the best additional ingredients: ALOE VERA.
Ingesting the natural, clear interior gel of the aloe vera leaf can increase the body’s natural collagen production and has miraculous anti-inflammatory and toxin elimination abilities. The gel of the aloe vera leaf cleans from the inside out and beautifies the skin, leaving you radiant. Aloe works to help expel toxics from the colon, leaving you clean and refreshed on the inside, with visible rejuvenation on the outside. Because of its high mineral content, amino acids and vitamins, aloe vera a natural anti-inflammatory food. It’s a wonderful aid for digestion and can expel unwanted toxins built up in the system.
Here’s one of my go-to Coachella detox smoothie recipes:
1 big handful of frozen organic mango
1 big handful of frozen organic pineapple
1 small handful of organic kale
1 small handful of organic spinach
1/4 cup aloe vera juice
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Throw everything into your blender and combine. Add more milk or aloe juice if you’d prefer a thinner smoothie. Enjoy!