Having too many tipples is often a hazard of the holiday season, but the good news is, we have a simple (and delicious) solution to remedy even the harshest of hangovers. The secret? Smoothies! “After a night of drinking, smoothies are an effective way to replace moisture in the body,” says Lee Holmes, certified health coach and author of Supercharged Food (superchargedfood.com)
But you don’t want to throw in any type of fruits and vegetables into the mix. There are specific ingredients that can help fight your headache and detoxify your body from the alcohol. One of the best ingredients to use, Holmes suggests, are almonds, which help alleviate feelings of nausea caused by drinking too much. “You also can’t go past berries for detoxifying your liver as the natural sugar in berries will help metabolise any alcohol left in your system. And bananas contain potassium which will help replenish the body with the nutrients lost,” she says.
If you don't have a sweet tooth, avocados are packed with antioxidants, which help the body detoxify from too much alcohol as well. Including avocados in your shake can also help you alleviate headaches and settle an upset stomach.
Here are our top hangover-busting smoothie recipes to get you back on your feet in no time.
Dec 12, 2012