I realize the older I get, the longer it takes for my body to bounce back after a night out. I used to be able to hold my alcohol well, with just a mild headache or so the next day. Yet now, it can sometimes take two full days to recover from drinks with friends! That’s where this hangover smoothie comes in. My hangover cure drink can ease the severity of those pesky symptoms and get you back on your feet faster.
Before you head out on the town, or have a friend’s night in, consider how you are going to help your body recover from the drinking. Being prepared for the hangover can ease your mind and make the evening that much more enjoyable.
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Honestly, there is no miracle “cure” for a hangover. There are definitely foods that can make the symptoms worse or better, and I’m filling my hangover smoothie with beneficial ingredients to help you rehydrate, reenergize and hopefully take the aches and pains away.
- Unsweetened coconut water: Natural electrolytes help restore hydration, which alcohol takes away. While coconut water isn’t more hydrating than regular water, it contains potassium, sodium and manganese which help replenish key nutrients.
- Tangerine: This fun fruit is both hydrating and contains vitamin C.
- Banana: Fructose comes from fruit and while it won’t cure your hangover, it can help give you natural energy as your body recovers. Potassium from bananas also replaces what alcohol takes from your body as it makes its way through your system.
- Mango: More natural fructose for energy as well as vitamin C to help replenish your body’s nutrients.
- Ginger root: Fresh ginger has been used as a nausea remedy for centuries. Adding it to this smoothie can help settle the stomach.
- Chia seeds: Healthy fat and protein are helpful in gaining back your energy. Chia seeds contain both, or you can swap in this protein powder recipe.
- Himalayan pink sea salt: While this salt isn’t proven to help more than other sea salts, it can help replace sodium in your body which is depleted while drinking. Sea salt has more nutrients than regular table salt.
How to Make a Hangover Smoothie
I love how easy it is to blend this beverage. Here’s how I blend it, as well as a few tips to make it easy on you no matter what kind of blender you’re using.
Step 1: Add all ingredients to a blender container then blend on high until there are no chunks left.
Step 2: Pour into a glass and drink immediately.
If you aren’t using a high-powered blender then allow your frozen ingredients to thaw 15 minutes or so before blending. This will help your blender not work as hard, resulting in a creamier beverage.
Swap chia seeds with hemp hearts or a plant-based protein powder with protein and healthy fats.
The easiest hangover remedy is this: don’t drink too much. I also know that sharing drinks with friends and loved ones can be enjoyable on many levels and that even a few drinks can leave me with a headache the next day. So while you sip this hangover cure drink, read through some other ways to get you back to yourself.
- Sleep: I know fun nights usually turn into late nights, yet try to rest as much as you can the next day.
- Eat a healthy breakfast. I know this doesn’t sound fun, so you can use my recipe below as a light breakfast option that shouldn’t be too harsh on your stomach.
- Hydrate! You may usually start your morning with coffee, yet I encourage you not to if you are struggling with a hangover. Instead, sip water or coconut water first then turn to caffeine later on in the day.
Hangover Cure Drink FAQs
Yes, a smoothie with electrolytes and fruit sugar can help with the dehydration and low energy levels that come from a hangover. Since alcohol causes dehydration, you need to replenish your body not just with water but other nutrients as well to help bounce back.
My hangover drink cure is a smoothie with coconut water, tangerine, banana, mango, fresh ginger, chia seeds and Himalayan sea salt to not only rehydrate but also provide electrolytes, energy and other nutrients to help you bounce back faster than ever.
I use tangerines, bananas and mango in my hangover smoothie. They are high in fructose and nutrients so that your body can help flush out your liver, rehydrate and gain back some energy lost from last night’s activities.
More Natural Remedies
It really is incredible how much real, whole food can help the body heal in a variety of ways. Here are a few more of my go-to remedies to help cure what ails you.
- Adrenal Cocktail: This easy beverage uses ingredients that target your adrenal system.
- Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie: An easy smoothie to sip on that can calm inflammation throughout the body.
- Homemade Elderberry Syrup: My easy winter win. This helps boost immunity during cold and flu season.
- Acid Reflux Smoothie: A calming smoothie to tame reflux with specific ingredients.
- PCOS Smoothie: Created with specific ingredients for those working to overcome PCOS through diet.
- Ginger Switchel: If hot flashes have a hold on you then try sipping on this soothing beverage.
I’d love to hear if this cure worked for you; please rate + review once you’ve tried it!
- 1 cup coconut water unsweetened
- 1 tangerine peeled
- ½ banana frozen
- ½ cup mango frozen
- ½ tbsp ginger root peeled and grated
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ⅛ tsp Himalayan sea salt
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and drink immediately.
- Swap chia seeds with Homemade Protein Powder.
- When buying ginger root 1 tsp is equal to 1/3 an inch. You don’t need a lot!
- Swap tangerine with clementine if needed.