I don’t drink alcohol very often, but when I do it’s either gin or red wine…both of which are fantastic at giving me massive headaches the next morning. Years ago I would indulge on some overly greasy Chinese food to “cure” my headache, but I’ve come to learn that this only provided immediate gratification and undoubtedly caused more pain (hello stomach cramps!) than it cured. When I awoke the other weekend after a night reuniting with my dear friend Mr. Red Wine, I decided it was time for a new headache cure.
And yes, veggies have EVERYTHING to do with this cure :)
In the midst of my painful hangover headache I had a brilliant realization- hangover headaches are generally caused by dehydration. And from my experience dehydration headaches go away almost immediately once the body is hydrated again. Drinking water though would take too long to fix the headache I had, so I headed straight for my juicer to give myself a boost of water AND nutrients. After juicing everything I could find I realized I also wanted a nice hit of potassium to really knock my headache to the curb quickly. Welcome banana and avocado, aka the easiest way to make a sweet and creamy smoothie. I quickly mixed it all together and gulped the drink down like it was my job. I also nibbled on some medjool dates on the side. And yes, my friends, my headache went away and went away rather quickly. Even though I thought that this is what would happen, I was still surprised when it actually did happen. Could curing a painful hangover headache actually be that easy? It definitely was this time and I’ll definitely be trying this again when I reunite with Mr. Red Wine or Mrs. Gin again!
Nutrient Packed Hangover Headache Cure
A sweet and satisfying way to cure a dehydration related headache!
- 1 large cucumber, peeled if not organic
- 2 large carrots, peeled
- 6 stalks of organic celery
- 1 medium beet, peeled
- 1 apple, peeled if not organic
- 1 organic green bell pepper
- 1 piece of ginger (as large as you can handle)
- 1 small head of romaine lettuce
- 2 bananas
- 1/2 avocado
- Juice everything except for the bananas and avocado
- Pour the juice into a blender and blend with the bananas and avocado
- Divide into glasses and enjoy with some medjool dates on the side
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