Let’s get real for a moment, shall we?
It starts out as a casual happy hour with your ladies, you go in with good intentions, one drink and you’ll just squeeze a lemon into your water for the rest of the evening. Same thing, right? Except you don’t order water after your first drink.. You order more drinks, oh and you enjoy that. You deserve it! You’ve had a long week and YOLO? Ya, YOLO. Cut to you and your ladies piling into an UberX (you’re not taking reg Uber, you don’t care anymore), scaring your driver with your insane remarks and rolling up to Taco Bell like a wild animal out of its cage.
I mean, that’s totally never happened to me.
Anyways, whether that story seems familiar or a few too many glasses of vino while watching your favorite trash TV is more accurate, the point is, s%it gets really real the next morning when you’ve gone a little too far. I’m talking- thoughts of never drinking again/feeling like you may never leave your bed/making excuses for not getting out of bed, and the list goes on. But here’s the thing, you have to get out of bed. No one’s going to do the job of being YOU for the day, so on this rare occasion that you are hungover, I have a cure, and it’s not too complicated.
Basically every health loving person I know, knows all about JUICE. Green juice, that is. Juice is a powerful thing and we’re talking the kind YOU (yesh you) squeeze or juice at home, not the bottled crap from the store. I hope we all know to avoid those now, just like we would avoid sodas (you are avoiding sodas right?!?!) Post on that soon.
Why this rocks:
-Carrots are nutritionally dense- high in Vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B1, B6, potassium, biotin, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and contains a variety of phytonutrients which promote healing in our bods. Carrots help to alkalize your body (restore the pH balance in your body, a post on this soon!) FYI- Alcohol throws off the pH balance in your body because it is highly acidic. Carrots help to restore this balance. Carrots also aid in hydration, the juice is a natural diuretic and aids in constipation. It naturally rids your body of toxins.
-Apples are high in fiber, pectin, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and a number of phytonutrients, which contain anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants and ward off cancer. Apples are great for maintaining bone density, digestion, and they replenish much needed vitamins and minerals depleted from the body.
-Ginger has twelve types of antioxidants, and helps to ward off diseases, and the common cold. Ginger also aids in digestion, fatigue, muscle soreness, inflammation.
-Kale is extremely nutritionally dense, helps to maintain bone and brain health, and reduces inflammation in the body. It is a powerful contender in this recipe for its many healing and nurturing properties.
So here’s what you do:
-List of ingredients: Organic Carrots (full size), Organic Apples, Organic Kale/Spinach, Organic Ginger. I recommend to always have these available so it’s not a chore to hunt these down. This should be part of your routine.
-Think about not being hungover.
-Move your body to the kitchen (if you live in a small apartment or house, consider yourself lucky, as this step now takes less effort).
-Open your refrigerator (feel the cool air, it’s so nice).
-Gather your ingredients and wash them.
-Find a cup to place under your juicer. (Seems intuitive, but I have forgotten this step in the heat of the moment).
-Once your done, clean your juicer (this is the most agonizing part, but you get a reward, don’t worry).
-Feel all the feels of love.
My juicer of choice, you ask? Buy here. Well worth the dollaz.
What’s your fave juice recipe? Any great hangover cures?