Healthy Hangover Cures for New Year’s Day

Hungover? Try one of these super-healthy – but delicious – recipes: raw chocolate and almond breakfast smoothie, and immune-boosting green smoothie. The perfect hangover cure for New Year’s Day…

Claire Kelly runs Indigo Herbs – a Glastonbury-based online business selling plant-based products and remedies. She shares two recipes inspired by the work she does…

Raw Chocolate & Almond Breakfast Smoothie
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This delicious smoothie is packed with antioxidants, protein, and is rich in the minerals magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron, plus it’s got those all important brain-boosting B vitamins to boot. Raw cacao powder is not only rich in minerals but also a source of feel good phytonutrients.

Alongside the almond butter this smoothie makes a great energy booster before or after sports. It’s so chocolatey and delicious it truly satisfies the ‘I need chocolate urge’, plus it’s sweetened with raw agave which is low GI and that means it won’t give you the sugar highs and lows. Add all the ingredients to the blender and whizz it up, then top with a handful of crunchy raw cacao nibs.

1 x banana
1 glass of coconut milk (not the canned variety)
1 heaped dessertspoon of raw almond butter
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
2 x dessertspoon of cacao powder
1 x dessertspoon of agave
Cacao nibs to decorate

Indigo - green smoothie

Yummiest Immune Boosting Green Smoothie
This green smoothie provides a plentitude of plant-based protein, and a perfect balance of omega 3 & 6 – thanks to the hulled hemp seeds. It packs an immune boosting punch with orange juice, lemon juice and baobab all providing a high vitamin c content.

Spirulina and barleygrass are both alkalising to the system and provide a comprehensive range of get-well stay-well vitamins and minerals. Add a banana for vitality, whizz it all up in a blender and top with a handful of creamy oats.

1 x glass of orange juice (or half OJ, half filtered water)
1 x banana
1 x dessertspoon of hulled hemp seeds
1 x lemon juice of one lemon
1 x tsp baobab powder
1 x tsp spirulina powder
1 x tsp barleygrass powder
A few rolled oats

How are you feeling today? Hope you had a great night and Happy New Year from The Early Hour…