I have a strange relationship with alcohol. Sometimes I can load up on cocktails and feel perfectly ok. Other times even just half a glass of wine will give me a hangover. Due to these vagaries I have to be prepared to deal. This usually means having a supply of ice cold water and paracetamol, or some tomato juice on hand or hoping there’s someone around to make me an English fry-up for brekkie. But I have never considered smoothies as a hangover remedy, until I recently read an article on the very same. I haven’t tried any yet, but I’m gonna! I thought it would be good to share them with you too.
1. Super Green Coconut Detox Smoothie
When you wake up and all you have been left with from the night before is the hangover from hell, you need something like this green coconut detox smoothie to help bring you back to the land of the living. The sweetness of the coconut and also its hypnotic smell will definitely take the edge off, and it is one of the more palatable options for a tender stomach and a banging head!
2. Watermelon Smoothie
Come on, it’s summer, we should be incorporating watermelon in to our daily lives as much as we can, and if that means having to get blind drunk so we can have a delicious, soothing watermelon smoothie to cure our hangovers in the morning, then so be it!
3. Green Tea and Blueberry Smoothie
Green tea is one of those wonder foods that can make you feel better both on the inside and the outside, and when you mix it with some delicious blueberries, you have a smoothie that can kick the butt of any hangover, no matter what you were drinking the night before!
4. Chocolate Almost Kiss Dessert Smoothie
Junk food is always a good go-to when you are trying to nurse a hangover, and chocolate is always a personal favorite of mine to numb the alcohol induced pain! Why not do something good for yourself by satisfying this chocolate craving in the form of smoothie that is actually good for you and can help to improve the look of your skin.
5. Strawberry, Mango and Blueberry Smoothie
This is an amazing hangover recipe because it essentially is all about using the frozen ingredients that you can find in your freezer, even if you have the worst hangover in the world! Fruits like strawberry, blueberry and mango are super good for you and can help you to get through a hard morning!
6. The Ultimate Green Hangover Smoothie
The rule of smoothies pretty much goes something like this: the greener it is, the better it is going to be for you! Keep that in mind when you wake up with the worst hangover ever. This gloriously green concoction contains everything you need to get yourself on the road to recovery.
7. Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
Back on the chocolate bandwagon now, not only will this smoothie feel like a hug from God himself, but the mint flavor will also help to mask your terrible hangover breath from anybody you happen to be around in the early hours of the day!
8. Blueberry Agave Chia Seed Smoothie
Chia seeds are another of those super foods that seem to be really trendy right now, and of course, blueberries have never been out of style, so this gorgeous smoothie is as good for your hangover as it is for your foodie style. The amazing color of it alone is enough to put a smile on even the most hungover of faces!
9. Mango Raspberry Smoothie
The sheer bright colors of this smoothie will give you a mood boost in your lowest hangover moments, and that is even before you taste it and are transported to a better time and place than the one you are currently in!
If you try any of these before I do, please let me know if they do actually work to cure your hangover.