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"Morning After the Night Before" Hangover Cure Smoothie


hangover cure smoothie

I confess, when it comes to gustatory pleasures, I have two major weaknesses: savoury snack food and red wine, sometimes both at the same time. Don't leave an open bag of chips near me, or a bowl of kale chips, for that matter. It is equally dangerous to leave an open bottle of wine within a five-foot radius of wherever I happen to be lounging on a Friday night. It's so hard to resist the siren song of the open bottle of wine—or pitcher of margaritas or sangria—but then sometimes I wish I had resisted it, when I wake up the next morning headachy and lethargic.

Baked Polenta with Savoury Tomatoes

What's a girl to do? Well, for starters, mix up this smoothie and start rehydrating! This smoothie is chock full of antioxidants and fibre, with the added benefit of super-hydrating coconut water and stomach-soothing ginger. A big glass of this will help you get back on track and get on with your day. Happy hangover!


3 cups loosely packed spinach
1 cm cube ginger
1 cup coconut water
1 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1-2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup (optional)

  Place spinach, ginger, and coconut water in a blender; blend on high until liquefied and green (matching your face?).

  Add frozen mixed berries and blend on high until smooth. Add honey or maple syrup if desired.

  Bottoms up!