Forget hair of the dog: Juice Master Jason Vale shares his ultimate hangover juice recipe – perfect for the silly season!
Mixed berries, fresh banana, low-fat live yogurt, fresh OJ… and a little stroke of the head.
A little worse for wear? Too much of the amber nectar? Feeling like your head is about to explode? Never fear, Recovery Angel to the rescue! This hangover helper is one of the most popular smoothies at our Juice Master Juice ‘n’ Smoothie bars, so if you are out and about, or too hungover to actually make it yourself, come and see us and we’ll make you one!
1 large orange (peeled but keep the pith on)
1 large handful mixed berries – strawberries, blackberries, raspberries 1 banana (fairtrade where possible)
100g low-fat live yogurt
4 ice cubes
1. Juice the orange and pour into the blender. Add all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. If you wish to make this in super-fast time, you can get some fresh non-concentrate orange juice and pour into the blender with the other ingredients – this saves cleaning the juicer!
Juicy Note: When you feel your head pounding after a night on the drink, most of what you are feeling is blood trying to pump through a dehydrated brain – nice!
How will it help my throbbing head and aching bod?
The oranges are rich in vitamin C, folic acid and an array of minerals, such as potassium – all of which are depleted by heavy drinking. The natural bacteria help replenish natural bacteria in the gut, quelling any nausea or an upset stomach. The natural sugars help to raise depleted blood sugar levels, and the organic water flowing through nature’s finest fruits will re-hydrate your system.
Julia has lived and worked in London, Amsterdam, and New York, and is obsessed with food. She's either cooking or thinking about what to eat next. Follow Julia on Twitter.