RecipeHangover Helper

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 170
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 2.5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 2.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 37 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4 g
  • Total Sugar: 19 g
    • Natural Sugar: 19 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 130 mg

It’s the morning after a night of celebrating and you wake up with a pounding head and queasy stomach, feeling like you got no sleep at all. To the rescue: My Hangover Helper, which features three ingredients to get you back on your feet. Bananas and mangoes are both loaded with potassium to help replace lost electrolytes. They also chip in vitamin B6, which has been shown to reduce hangover symptoms by 50 percent, according to one study. Pineapples are rich in water and also contain a digestive enzyme called bromelain that eases inflammation and promotes digestion.

Note: You can easily convert this smoothie into a more substantial meal by blending 1/2 heaping cup frozen mango chunks, 1/2 fresh or frozen banana, 1/2 heaping cup frozen pineapple chunks, 1/2 to 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 tablespoon of nut butter (peanut or almond), and 3 ice cubes until thick and creamy. Pour the mixture into a bowl and top with 1 tablespoon chopped nuts, 1 tablespoon coconut flakes, 1/4 cup chopped mango, and 1 teaspoon of optional honey. 330 calories per serving.

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This recipe makes 1 smoothie
  • 1/2 heaping cup chopped ripe mango (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/2 heaping cup chopped pineapple (fresh, frozen, or canned and drained)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk*
  • 3 ice cubes

*If using fresh fruit, add 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk and 3 ice cubes for a frothier smoothie. If using frozen fruit, use 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk and skip the ice. If either variation becomes too thick to blend, add a splash of extra milk. Add all the ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth.

Note: To pump up the protein, add a scoop of protein powder to the blender with the fruit and milk for an extra 100 calories and 20 g protein.


Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D