Morning everyone. I woke up this morning to a giant headache… I don’t get headaches… ever! This week though I have had two. Tuesday morning and this morning. I am 99% sure it is because after an hour and a half of Ashtanga yoga last night and Monday night, I did not hydrate. Period. I may have had a cup of water total but nothing more. I finished yoga at 8:30pm and was in bed by 10:30pm.
Mistake to learn from: Always hydrate after exercise, especially after evening workouts because your less likely to top up your fluids before bed.
The best thing I thought I could do to minimize the yoga hangover this morning was to make a GIANT SMOOTHIE!
The 15 best foods to eat for hydration are:
- Coconut water
- Green Beauty Detox Smoothies ( see smoothies page for lots of ideas)
- Iced Rooibos Tea
- Green Leafy Salads
- Red bell peppers
- Water with lemon
The smoothie I made this morning contains 5 of these ingredients. Not bad considering I didn’t know they where the best for hydrating until now.
Yoga Hangover Smoothie
Makes: 2 extra large servings Prep-Time: 10 minutes
- 4 apples, freshly juiced
- 4 bananas
- 4 cups of fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 1/2 heads of lettuce
- 1/2 celery stick
- 1 handful of spinach
- 12 Ice cubes
- Using your at home juicer, juice your 4 apples then pour juice into your blender.
- Combine remaining ingredients in you blender. Blend until smooth.