With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, why not plan ahead for your recovery breakfast the morning after? Just in case you get a little carried away with the green beer or Irish whisky…
This morning-after-the-night-before breakfast smoothie is a delicious and restorative way to replenish your body. It’s simple to throw together, it can be made into a drinkable smoothie or a smoothie bowl.
As alcohol is massively dehydrating, your body will be craving all the minerals and electrolytes lost on your night out. Raw coconut water is better than any sports drink you might be tempted to reach for. Packed full of magnesium, sodium and potassium, it also contains fructose – as alcohol turns your body’s glycogen stores into glucose. And as so many of these essential minerals are lost through your urine and sweat we are often completely exhausted the next day, despite having slept for hours.
This rescue remedy also includes ginger and mint, known to ease the digestive process. It contains avocado, full of healthy energizing fats and magnesium, as well as lemon juice and apple cider vinegar to kick-start your metabolism, helping all the nutrients absorb as quickly as possible. The addition of oats not only helps soak up any remaining booze, but also is particularly beneficial as they contain the amazing amino acid cysteine, which breaks down the hangover-causing toxin acetaldehyde produced by our livers.
So why not plan ahead before partying on St Patrick’s Day?
You’re body will thank you for it. ☺
- 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger (peeled)
- ½ a frozen avocado
- 1 ½ cups of 100% coconut water
- 1 juice of half a lemon
- 1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 sprig of fresh mint (about 4-5 leaves)
- ½ cup raw oats
- ½ a cucumber
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- If drinking as a smoothie, add a little extra water, a few ice cubes and blend another 30 seconds.
- If making a smoothie bowl, place in a bowl and top with some of your favourite muesli, granola or any berries you have lying around.