Hangover-Buster Smoothie

19 08 2012

You don’t have to have a hangover to enjoy this smoothie but seeing as I do have one (fabulous wedding we attended last night!) I thought I’d test it out. I know the look of this may be difficult to bear with a hangover but if you can manage to get past that you will feel better for it!

Coconut water comes from young green coconuts and is completely different to coconut milk or cream. It contains no fat and has the same electrolyte balance as blood making it natures BEST rehydrator. Coconut water contains many naturally occurring bioactive enzymes which aid in digestion and metabolism and it is a great source of potassium and B-complex vitamins.

Spirulina is a type of algae. It is about 60% protein and contains ALL the essential amino acids! It is a super food that helps detoxify the liver and counteracts toxins in the body (hence why I needed it!), among a huge number of other great health benefits.

Bananas are the healthy-carb pick up you need (put down the bacon & egg mcmuffin!) and are packed with great minerals and nutrients. The berries will give you the antioxidant punch you needs to help your body start detoxifying and the spinach is an anti-inflammatory as well as an antioxidant.

Handful baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup chopped pineapple (or whatever is in season- mango, kiwi fruit)
1/2 banana
1 tsp Spirulina (optional)
1/2 cup frozen berries
Mint leaves (as many or as few as you like)
2 cups coconut water (you can just use water)

I didn’t actually measure any of those ingredients so add more or less as you go, that is approx amounts. Pop it all in the blender or food processor and blitz until its smooth. Enjoy!

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