Holiday Hangover Smoothie

'Tis the season for holiday parties, family gatherings, celebrations, and of course, lots of drinks and cocktails. Tonight we are attending our second Christmas party this week. How many holiday parties do you have pencilled in on your calendar?

If you are into the high-octane drinks, make a grocery run before you start celebrating so that you can blend this hangover smoothie the next day. You can add it to your arsenal for kicking your alcohol-induced splitting headache, achy muscles and bloodshot eyes all year. You can thank me later!

Mix the following ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and then slurp away to detoxify, rebuild electrolytes, and restore your body's normal pH levels. 

Hangover Smoothie - Make it Like So and Here's Why

1 tablespoon of coconut oil
(to help brain function and balance glucose levels.)

1 cup of Bio-K fermented milk or Greek yogurt
(Probiotics to help bring back digestive balance)

1 tablespoon chia seeds
(also excellent for digestive balance)

1/2 cup frozen spinach or kale
(to aid in detox and alkalinity)

1 cup coconut water
(super hydrating and restores electrolytes)

Since alcohol is a diuretic, it will lead to more frequent bathroom breaks, which strips your body of its potassium and sodium stores. And the next morning, you are dehydrated with a pounding headache from all that water lost -- you know, dehydration. Adding coconut water gets you back on track because it delivers a mega dose of electrolytes that are essential for helping your body rehydrate.

1 small banana
(for potassium and to help soothe your stomach)

There's a modest amount of complex carbs in bananas and nutrient-rich calories so you wont have that energy crash later in the day. With 422 milligrams of potassium in each medium banana, it will work with the coconut water to rehyrdate you too.

1/2 cup frozen blueberries
(to boost your immunity)

You compromise your immune system when you drink excessive amounts of alcohol. To boost it back up, we will add naturally defensive, antioxidant-rich berries. Blueberries are rich in vitamin K and C that will boost your immunity.

Honey and cinnamon to taste
(excellent mood elevators)

2-3 ice cubes

You got this!  Cheers!