Hangover Cure Matcha Smoothie
It’s September…what! I honestly can’t believe it for so many reasons, the first being that summer has (unofficially) come to an end. Saying goodbye to my beach days is never easy for me, but this year, things are different. The closer I get to the cold weather, the closer we are to baby Morgan making her debut. So this year, I’m excited to welcome Fall!
Typically after Labor Day Weekend, I have a summer hangover…and a real hangover. Ryan and I are not your normal 37 and 32-year olds. We love to go out and have a grand ole’ time, and this weekend last year was no exception. From a night out at the Princeton in Avalon, NJ (I’ve literally been going to this bar since I was 21), to the Electric Zoo concert on Roosevelt Island in NYC, we didn’t skip a beat and gave the youngins’ a run for their money. (And subsequently paid for it. Recovery time is not the same these days!)
This year, we stayed home and relaxed. I can’t imagine being at one of those crazy concerts pregnant. Quite a different scene ;)
Nonetheless, my Matcha Smoothie does the trick whether or not you have an actual hangover. Honestly, at this point being 30 weeks pregnant, I feel like I have a constant hangover from the shift in my sleep schedule and crazy hormones!
This recipe is great for hydration and energy, and I know you’re going to love it.
- Coconut water: Coconut water has been deemed “Nature’s Gatorade” for good reason. It rehydrates the body and matches the electrolyte profile of our blood plasma. Instead of Gatorade or Vitamin Water, grab this the next time you’re thirsty! My favorite brand is Harmless Harvest.
- Matcha Green Tea Powder: Matcha seems to be everywhere these days. I can’t drink coffee, especially while pregnant, so matcha is the only form of caffeine my body will allow me to consume without feeling jittery or “off.” Matcha provides long-lasting, sustained energy for hours without the crash you feel from coffee, and is full of antioxidants known to boost metabolism and create thermogenesis within the body (i.e. heat, to help you burn calories). My favorite brand is Epic Matcha.
- Healthy fat: Fats help us feel stable and are quite literally considered brain food since the brain is made up of 60 percent fat. In this recipe, you can opt for either peanut butter or coconut butter/oil, which would be my two personal preferences for taste.
Enjoy the recipe and let me know what you think in the comments!
Matcha Smoothie (otherwise known as the best hangover cure ever)
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 scoop Sun Warrior-Warrior Blend Vanilla Protein (I used ½ scoop of this and 1 scoop of Vital Protein’s Collagen Peptides because sometimes the vanilla is too strong for me)
- 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal or 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon organic peanut butter or coconut butter
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder (here’s the one I use)
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ chopped zucchini, or two handfuls organic spinach
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy every sip. xo