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HANGOVER REMEDY RX CURE JUICE RECIPE
Whether it’s after a holiday, or any day that ends in ‘y’, every now and again you may choose to have a few too many drinks! Frozen drinks by the pool, an Irish coffee, or even a green margarita are all fun to make in your Blendtec or Vitamix blender, but the reaction of alcohol in the body can sometimes leave you feeling it the NEXT day! We’ve tested this recipe with several of our Blender Babes community members after a big night out – does the trick! If you try it let us know, including what you did to make you drink it! 😉
When alcohol reaches your brain, it tells your pituitary gland to stop producing vasopressin, your body’s water retention regulator. Without vasopressin, your kidneys begin to drain your body – and those trips to the bathroom also wash out salts and electrolytes that will lead to nausea and fatigue. Alcohol also inhibits glucose production, thereby reducing energy levels. When you stop drinking, glucose production skyrockets – usually right when you’re going to bed – and results in your brain’s high energy levels causing a restless nights’ sleep and poor energy levels in the morning — a hangover.
Your brain is also smaller the next morning, since your cells are compensating for missing water by pulling water from your brain! That pounding headache is dehydration. We’ve made this hangover remedy with all of this in mind, in particular, how to maximally hydrate and regulate blood sugar levels while introducing some natural sugars to give you more energy. WE KNOW IT WILL HELP (i.e. several in our Blender Babes community of “tested” it, hehe)!
If you try this one at home, share your rating with us in comments section below!
- 8 ounces coconut water
- 1 cup apple 1 small apple, cored
- 1 teaspoon e3live frozen or powder or spirulina powder
- 1/8 teaspoon turmeric fresh OR ground
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups of ice
- Place ingredients in your blender in the order listed.
- For Blendtec: Run the WHOLE JUICE cycle.
- For Vitamix: Blend on Speed/Variable 10/HIGH for 1 minute.
- Pour into glasses and ENJOY! This is ONE serving, so drink it ALL, and feel the benefits!
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments to enter our weekly photo contest! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
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HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS OF THIS HANGOVER REMEDY
BLUE GREEN ALGAE: E3live or Spirulina blue green algae has NUMEROUS absolutely AMAZING health benefits that we’ve written about extensively here. In a few words – e3live has the same nutritional benefits of 1,000 grams of fruit and vegetables and satisfies almost all of your required B vitamins and Omegas!
APPLES: The phytonutrients in apples help to regulate blood sugar by breaking down complex carbohydrates into simple sugars that are easy for your body to digest. Apples help with elimination and weight loss due to a high level of pectin, which is a type of soluble fiber. Pectin lowers blood fat, making apples a heart-healthy addition to any juice.
TURMERIC: Turmeric is another detoxifying spice that cleans out the liver. It has become popular in Japan as a hangover cure, where three kinds of turmeric are put into pill form to detox the liver and aid in digestion. It is also a natural painkiller and anti-inflammatory that can be helpful to those with autoimmune and inflammatory issues as well as those with joint pain or chronic headaches. Turmeric has been shown to prevent cancer and slow or stop tumor growth. It can also treat psoriasis. In traditional Chinese medicine, turmeric is also used to treat depression.
CINNAMON: Cinnamon regulates blood sugar and improves blood glucose control. Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon every day can significantly reduce blood sugar levels, triglycerides, bad cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels in diabetics. Cinnamon also improves digestion, relieves congestion, and can reduce inflammation, including relieving pain and stiffness in joints due to arthritis.