5 Delicious Fruit & Veggie Smoothies for Alcohol Detox

Sometimes a hangover feels worse than many diseases. Devastating headache, nausea, severe fatigue, and mood swings are only a few symptoms you experience in this obnoxious condition. Your only desire is to get rid of that as soon as possible, so there is no wonder you surf the web searching the fastest method to make you feel better.

After consuming a large dose of alcohol, your body suffers from dehydration, micronutrient deficiency, and immunity reduction. That’s why many experts give you obvious advice like drinking more water and eating healthy food during the afterparty.

Not all food, however, is equally helpful. There are some products that are more effective in eliminating symptoms of a hangover and improving your well-being, especially in the right combination.

But how is it possible to spend 30 minutes making a soup or a main course, if it’s so hard to get out of bed, let alone to cook?

The blessing for all afflicted is… a smoothie! All you need to do is to quickly chop fruit and veggies, put all the ingredients into a blender, press a button, and wait for 2 minutes max. And our list of best smoothies for curing hangover will tell you what exactly to use.

  1. Hangover Ultimate Cure Smoothie

This green smoothie may be not the sweetest option for your taste buds but is a powerful explosion of nutrients required to repair your damaged body. This is the best mix of veggies for casting hangover out, so we call it an “ultimate hangover cure” drink. 

Recipe:  

  • 2 cups of chilled coconut water
  • 1 cup of greens (preferably kale or spinach)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (both fresh and frozen will work)
  • 1 large stalk of celery
  • 1 beet
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of agave nectar or honey
  • 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
  • 2-3 ice cubes (optional)

Variations: You can also replace one cup of chilled coconut water with yogurt or kefir.

Benefits:

Greens like spinach and celery along with apples are rich in vitamin C, folic acid, sulfur, and magnesium, potassium, etc. These elements help the liver to metabolize alcohol faster, relieve headache, and boost overall immunity.

Coconut water is extra good at hydrating your body and restoring electrolyte balance, as it contains the same five electrolytes as human blood.

Blueberries can boast of high content of antioxidants therefore assisting the liver and helping you fight oxidative stress.

Beetroot provides many nutrients with few calories, supports hearts and vessels, balance hormone levels, increases brain function, and more. During a hangover, it reduces fatigue and improves blood flow, delivering more oxygen to your body cells.

Chia seeds and yogurt normalize digestive functions, while ginger is known for its ability to eliminate nausea.

  1. Avocado-Cacao Smoothie

This recipe resembles the previous one, although greens and berries are replaced by cacao powder and avocado to enrich the drink with healthy fats and make it taste more like a delicious dessert.

Recipe:  

  • half an avocado
  • 1 beetroot
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tablespoon of cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of agave nectar or honey

Variations: You can turn this smoothie into a full-value protein shake by adding 2 whey protein scoops.

Benefits:  

In addition to the benefits of the abovementioned foods, avocado replenishes potassium, fiber, B6, and heart-healthy fats. The fruit (yes, it may seem embarrassing, but avocado is technically a berry) makes you stronger and supports the heart in these hard times, while cocoa adds an extra kick of endorphins. 

  1. Chocolate-Mango Smoothie

Chocolate-mango smoothie is a bit sweeter option for those who need a mood boost along with physical recovery. Especially great while you suffer from anxiety. 

Recipe:  

  • 2/3 cups of coconut water
  • half a mango
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of cacao powder

Benefits:  

Mango restores normal glucose levels, while banana is rich in sodium and potassium. Moreover, one study says that eating mango cuts hangover in half in just one hour. 

  1. Watermelon Hangover Helper Smoothie

Quick fact: watermelon consists of 92% water and 6% sugar. And while simple water enriched with glucose already works well, you can enhance its effect by adding some berries to this cocktail. 

Recipe:  

  • 1-2 cups of watermelon
  • 3/4 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

Benefits:  

Besides hydration and glucose boost of watermelon, berries and lime are loaded with high content of essential vitamins A,C and B6. 

  1. Detox Liver Smoothie

This smoothie is the best choice for the fans of sours and citruses. The extreme blast of vitamin C and other essentials will quickly put you back on your feet.

Recipe:  

  • 2 peeled oranges
  • 1 peeled lemon
  • ½ cup parsley
  • ½ cup dandelion greens
  • half rib of celery

Benefits:  

Parsley is a diuretic, which means it will remove toxins faster through your urinary tract. Another interesting ingredient of this smoothie is dandelion known for its liver supporting abilities.

Disclaimer & Conclusion  

These smoothie recipes not only help you to get through a crushing hangover but also are a tasty and nutritious snack for those who don’t drink. A one-off smoothie won’t have any significant impact on your health, though. We recommend you to spare a couple of smoothies every week to boost your general well-being.

And if you have a serious problem with alcohol, detoxification is only the first stage of overcoming the bad habit. Aside from physical damage, alcohol causes behavioral addiction often overlooked by many.

If you heard the term “behavioral addiction” before, you likely know that it usually refers to a non-substance caused addiction with only psychological harm. One of the most obvious examples is compulsive gambling, when a person is obsessed with an idea to gamble every day and night.

Is there any “recipe” to get rid of that obsession once and for all? Hardly. Only the coherent approach to overcoming problem gambling works in this case, and so it does in the case of alcohol addiction.

If you are interested in how to move on further than a detoxification stage, we recommend you to go through these materials. And if you just came here to enjoy the freshness of nature, we wish you sound health and bon appetit!

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