Hangover Detox Juice
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up with all the themed cocktails & specialty beers! Green juice is a great way to help the aftermath aching. They’re a medley of veggies & fruit to give you a super dose of nutrients.
Jumping straight into green juice can be a shock to your tastebuds. Lots of smoothie places add high sugar fruits to mask the earthy green taste of veggies. Green juice recipes recommend avoiding this to not spike your blood sugar.
Taste wise, this recipe tastes very similar to Suja Essentials Organic Mighty Greens Juice at Target.
Hangover Savior Green Detox Juice
1 cup water (or coconut water for electrolytes)
1/2 c blueberries
2 cups spinach
1 peeled kiwi
1 1″ piece of peeled ginger
2 T sweetener of choice (recommend agave or maple syrup)
1 bunch of mint
juice from 1 lemon
This recipe is almost a non recipe- you just take all the ingredients and dump them into a blender or juicer. Each piece is geared to replenishing nutrients or soothing the aftermath of a night of drinking:
Cucumber- Flushes out toxins and save a few slices to soothe your red eyes
Blueberries- Packed with antioxidants that helps your body heal
Spinach- Replaces depleted zinc, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese
Kiwi- High in fiber & Vitamin C that help manage blood sugar levels
Ginger- Aids your body in absorbing the rest of the detox goodness
Mint- Promotes digestion & soothes stomachs, nausea, & headaches
Lemon- Has vitamin C and adds an extra flavor kick
Some tips on blending versus juicing
Using a blender will keep all the fiber from the veggies in the drink. Juicing removes the fiber & pulp, so you will have less resulting volume with the ingredient list portions shown. If you want more juice-juice, double the recipe amount. It comes down to what you want to get out if this recipe.
Note: This should NOT be used as a meal replacement. It’s more of snack that preps your body for the day.