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Let’s Get Green #2 – The Hangover Cure

Phew. March snuck up on me, you guys. For a second, things were going just fine – February was slowly and grayly trudging along, and then, suddenly, March hits and I realize that I’m working against a fast-approaching deadline. And then there was daylight savings. Can someone please tell me why daylight savings still exists? Seriously, I needed that extra hour of sleep on Monday.

Even though things have been nuts chez Dillon as of late, I still try to make time to throw together a green smoothie every once in a while. These days I’m aiming for 3x per week, which is manageable given my propensity to stay up too late about every other day and subsequently forfeit my ability to make juice in the morning. Ah, the wonders of adult life, no?

This particular recipe is nice because it’s very calming on your stomach. A medjool date provides some fiber, while ginger soothes morning nausea (am I the only one who gets this?) and provides a little pick-me-up. All of which mean that this recipe is just about as close to a hangover cure as you can get. Add some coconut water and you’re in business.

Oh, and happy almost spring, you guys! I hear things are starting to warm up in the northeast – here’s to a continuation of that trend and warmer days to come. Cheers!

The Great Green Hangover Cure

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup spinach
  2. 1/2 cup arugula
  3. 1 medium green apple, sliced and cored
  4. 1 pear, cored
  5. 1 medjool date
  6. 1 tsp chia seed
  7. 1/2 cup coconut water

Directions: 

Chop all ingredients according to the strength of your blender, and blend. Woo!

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  • http://www.cocorrina.com/ Corina Nika

    Oh this looks so good! And feels really healthy as well

    • http://exvitae.com/ Amanda Dillon

      thanks babe!!

  • http://www.oftreesandhues.com/ Latrina M.

    This looks and sounds delicious! Omg. And nooo — I totally get morning nausea too. It usually takes me hours to settle my stomach enough to eat something. So I always start my day with a smoothie — and this sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing. :D

    • http://exvitae.com/ Amanda Dillon

      Oh man, I’m SO glad to hear that I’m not the only one! The dates really help with the nausea, and the pear makes it sweet but not TOO sweet. Enjoy!!

  • http://cocoandmingo.com/ Jessica (Coco & Mingo)

    Omg, this sounds amazing! I love green juices but have never had one with arugula! Must try this recipe!

    • http://exvitae.com/ Amanda Dillon

      the arugula in this one is AWESOME and totally undetectable, which is a double bonus in my book :)