Replenishing cleansing Turmeric Breakfast Smoothie - detoxifying help for a hangover!
So last night I was one of the many millions of people around the planet who were out celebrating st.patricks day!
dear friends playing music and dear friends drinking and dancing - the craic was had by all - and i'm sure I wasn't the only one who got a little over excited with the fizzy stuff!
i'm also fairly confident that i'm not alone in finding, that this morning, I seem to be suffering with a mild case of the dreaded 'wine flu'.
yep... I am hungover, I'm dehydrated and have flooded my system with a load of anti-nutrients, which my body is none to impressed about!
I need to refuel....and while the temptation for most of us is to reach for the nearest pile of fried 'whatever', your body in this mildly fragile state is screaming for some nutrient replenishment, replacement of electrolytes and some healing anti-inflammatory goodness!
This smoothie recipe will help you out way more than the junk food you're probably craving, and once your body has received some of the good stuff it needs, you'll probably find the cravings stop.
don't forget to drink plenty of water too!
the superhero in this golden beauty is 'turmeric' - the circumin in this vibrant yellow earthy little root, is actually a seriously potent health aid, it is powerfully anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with some studies suggesting neuro-protective properties....so this body soothing little friend is a welcome addition to your diet whenever you can get it into your system!
it does have a rather earthy flavour, but fear not, the other fresh, sweet flavours in this smoothie knock out any undesirable taste, making a very tasty tonic indeed!
there is pineapple, banana and carrot in here too, adding major levels of much needed vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants, liver cleansing lemon, and coconut water to help replace some of those lost electrolytes!
so lets get on with the recipe, so you can get on with your day! (and feel a little better!)
- 1 banana
- 1 carrot
- 3 tablespoons chopped pineapple (fresh or frozen)
- juice of half a lemon
- 200ml (ish) coconut water
- 1 tbsp. coconut milk yoghurt (or unsweetened naturl or greek yoghurt)
- 1 tbsp. almonds
- 1 finger of fresh turmeric root
- 1 heaped tsp ground turmeric powder.
whizz this lot together and sip away!
*tip* - take your time - always remember to take as long to drink your smoothie as it would take you to eat all of the ingredients separately so you don't overload your system with too much food to process in one go!
I hope you enjoy this recipe..
as always any feedback is welcome :-)