Morning After Greens

by Emilie Maynor

Kiss me, I'm Irish! Ok, not really...BUT! Whether you are true Irish or just like to celebrate as if you are, I've got some post St. Patty's Day Recovery tips for you! 

Between the green beer and heavy food (HELLO Potatoes and corned beef!) we all tend to over indulge from time to time. Celebration and indulgence are part of our life-balance. We deserve to feel joy, socialization and fun, but sometimes those elements get us off track. Moments of indulgence don't have to be followed by weeks of regret. The key is knowing how to quickly recover from those moments. For me, staying on track is about making sure that I have a plan to nourish my body. So...let's talk about greens in a different way! 

Dark leafy greens and herbs are AMAZING for the body. They are super healing and help with recovery....if ya know what I mean. Most greens are loaded with potassium, which is an important electrolyte usually depleted during process. Greens are also water dense, which also helps the body rehydrate. Of course, I like to start the day off right so, I've put together my favorite Morning After smoothie recipe. This smoothie helps me rehydrate and replenish nutrients after a late night or indulgent holiday.
Warning: This recipe is super green! 

Post St. Patty's Day Smoothie

  • 1/2 squeezed lemon 
  • 1/2 green apple
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 thumb fresh ginger
  • 1-2 cups greens (chard, spinach, romaine) 
  • 2 inch cumber
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1.5 cups coconut water - secrete replenishing ingredient! 
  • ˆBlend Your Heat Out! 

Of course, you can certainly cook your greens too! Check out this great graphic from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition on Glorious Greens for further motivation!