Beating the heat with a few frozen cocktails probably means that your blender has been seeing a lot of action these days (if you haven’t tried whipping up some frozémonade yet, you haven’t really summered). But your blender is good for more than just getting you a little (or a lot – it’s summer, guys) buzzed. Thanks to this post-booze hangover shake, it happens to be pretty useful in helping you beat your buzz, too.
Blending your way to beating a hangover in the morning is all about using ingredients in your shake that are going to replenish your body and replace everything it lost the night before. Think ingredients like coconut water, which hydrates and provides a ton of electrolytes; bananas, which is packed with potassium and can soothe your stomach; berries, for restorative antioxidants; and kale, to help detox.
But the real secret? A vitamin-and-mineral-packed protein or shake mix that increases the effectiveness of your shake. Our favorite pick is WellPath, since the product offers a totally customized nutritional solution that’s especially effective when you’re trying to restore your system. For example, a scoop of WellPath may up the amount of magnesium or vitamin C in your shake, both of which are helpful in breaking down alcohol and flushing it out of your system.
So now that you know the logistics of a hangover shake, try this recipe next time you need to recover from a night of drinking. And obviously use it as an excuse to help yourself to another cocktail any and every time such a night presents itself.
Hangover Blast Shake with WellPath Shake Mix
½ cup coconut water
½ cup almond milk
½ cup blueberries
½ cup kale
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1 scoop WellPath Shake Mix
PLACE all ingredients in a blender.
BLEND on high until well combined.