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THE HANGOVER HELPER

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!

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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.