If you happen to be nursing a hangover (or simply looking for a nutrient-dense, detoxifying green smoothie!), this recipe is for you. The bad news? Don’t let anyone fool you — there’s no magic bullet, quick-fix hangover remedy. The good news? This, too, my friends, shall pass. And my HANGOVER HELPER can certainly help ease the pain.
This green beauty is packed with electrolytes, vitamins & minerals, antioxidants, and foods that help the body to detoxify and reduce inflammation and nausea. So give it a try — #doctorsorders!
For one serving, blend together until smooth:
1 cup unsweetened coconut water (electrolytes)
1/2 banana (potassium)
one handful frozen pineapple (vit C)
one handful of leafy greens (always a good idea)
1/4 ripe avocado (potassium and healthy fats)
1/2 to 1 tsp matcha powder (antioxidants including catechins that increase the production of the body’s detoxification enzymes)
1/2 Tbsp peeled grated fresh ginger (anti-nauseant)
1/8 to 1/4 tsp ground turmeric (anti-inflammatory)
pinch of black pepper (to increase absorption of curcumin, the active agent in turmeric)
optional raw honey (quick energy) or Lakanto monkfruit sweetener or sweetener of choice to taste
This recipe was originally posted January 1, 2018. It was updated January 1, 2019.