The Spring Weekend Sunday smoothie

As Uconn’s favorite holiday once again comes and goes, Sunday morning brings the not-so-welcome repercussions of the three day festival.  In spirit of Spring Weekend, I decided to try an item or two myself from the Food Network’s suggested hangover cures.  I enjoyed a plate of scrambled eggs with a strawberry banana smoothie, since according to the article, “Drink a smoothie (with lots of fruit) to up your blood sugar and replenish at least one or two nutrients you might have lost the previous night.”  

Now I know most people know how to make a smoothie, but this post is more about the suggestion than the execution.  Smoothies are really easy as long as you have a blender and a couple of ingredients.  You can enjoy many different types, and they’re really healthy for you.  Feel free to mix it up and pick out your favorite items to combine for a delicious, refreshing flavor.

For one serving, you’ll need:

  • Ice cubes (about 15)
  • One yogurt.  I used Yoplait whips in strawberry, but other great options are french vanilla or any other fruity flavors
  • Fruit of choice.  I used a banana, because the potassium works against the dehydrating effects of alcohol and it goes well with strawberry.

Directions (as if they’re really pertinent):

  1. Throw it all in the blender and let it do its thing.

The smoothie didn’t completely cure my headache, so don’t omit the Advil or sleep.  But it’s a nice pick me up, and it definitely a great alternative to other foods that might not go down so easy.  Enjoy!

Mix all the ingredients together and blend

 

There are a ton of websites with smoothie information and recipes.  Here are some top choices:

Smoothie Web: with tons of different categories and unique recipes

Flowercarole.com, which has vegetable smoothies, or non-dairy ones too

Healthy and refreshing smoothies from Fitness Magazine

 

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    Kathleen Shannon said,

    Hi Bridget, Why do you have a hanghover??
    I’m glad you’re filling yourself back up with GOOD, Healthy Food,
    Love MOM- Thank-God you’re 21!!


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