Our hangover smoothie contains the ingredients you need to combat the depletion of electrolytes, counteract acetaldehyde toxicity, metabolize alcohol, and more.
Anabolic processes produce more testosterone and build organs and tissues. And these include the growth and mineralization of bone and increases in muscle mass. This smoothie is great for athletes and bodybuilders.
A series of posts on smoothies
This is the eleventh in a series of posts on Smoothies. Here is the full list you can click on:
First, we’ll lay out the ingredients for the hangover smoothie. And then we’ll get into why they are there.
The ingredients for the hangover smoothie are:
- 1 scoop peanut butter
- 2 bananas
- 1 raw egg
- 2 tbsps honey
- Pinch of salt
- A squeeze of lime.
These ingredients are among some of the best-known hangover foods.
The banana will provide you with a natural alkaline or antacid to counter the acidity in the stomach that is part of the hangover.
It also contains potassium electrolytes. Alcohol has the effect of depleting potassium in our bodies. And lost electrolytes are part and parcel of our headaches and cramping during a night of “sleeping it off.”
We have also included sal, to replenish the sodium electrolyte lost to alcohol.
Eggs are rich in cysteine. This is an amino acid the body uses to produce the glutathione antioxidant.
Glutathione helps the body break down toxic byproducts as it metabolizes alcohol.
When the body breaks down alcohol, it creates a toxic substance called acetaldehyde. And so, honey is great for hangovers. This is because the fructose in the honey will counteract the acetaldehyde.
The alcohol dehydrated you. So the water will rehydrate you.
Peanuts contain niacin, which is used in metabolizing alcohol.
And the protein in the peanut butter will help to replenish your neurotransmitters and also get rid of the munchies that come with hangovers!
lime contains vitamin C, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels. It also helps with the queasiness that comes with a hangover.
You can’t make a good hangover smoothie without the right equipment. So here are some things to have on hand. Make sure you have sharp knives for cutting, a good cutting board, and the following.
Blenders for smoothies
The blender is at the center of the smoothie universe.
We like the Nutribullet Pro as having the best individual overall value for money out there. But it is not really big enough for making smoothies in bulk, which is what we recommend here. Click on the red Nutribullet Pro link below.
The Vitamix is the Top of the line premium choice but, in our opinion, there is no need to spend so much. Click on the red Vitamix link below.
Our best overall choice is the Ninja BL770. Click on the red Ninja BL770 link below.
Mason Jars for smoothies
As explained elsewhere, we don’t like the “smoothie pack” prep. technique. We know it’s popular but, for us, it’s just inefficient.
We much prefer to make smoothies in bulk (at least a week’s supply) and freeze them in individual wide-mouth, “ready-to-drink” Mason jars.
Remember to leave an inch or so at the top to allow for expansion of the liquid as it freezes.
We like the jars that have holes for straws. And you can travel with them too.
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Spatula for smoothies
You must have a long, flexible spatula to make sure you scrape all of the good stuff out of the blender.
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Reusable Smoothie straws
You don’t want to be throwing all those used straws away. Click on the red link below for the reusable kind.
Smoothies for weight loss
Many of us (maybe even most of us) started out with smoothies as a way to lose weight. So, while we are not advocates of crash or fad diets, here is a great fast start introduction to smoothies and losing weight.
in the 21-Day Smoothie Diet by Drew Sgoutas, Drew returns you to a regular diet that includes smoothies, after the 21-Day period.
Click on the red underlined link below. The program is digitally delivered. And it has a 60-day money-back guarantee. So there is no risk to you.
And, just below the link, you can see what Amanda has to say about it.