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30 Dec, 2013

Chia seed and coconut smoothie

With Christmas drinks in full swing, we are all looking for a quick pick-me-up the next day.

Recipes

Equipment

Blender
Glass to serve

Ingredients

1 tsp chia seeds
2 tbsp soya yogurt
1 banana
300 ml coconut water

Method

With Christmas drinks in full swing, we are all looking for a quick pick-me-up the next day. Here is the perfect smoothie, rich in electrolytes, omega-3 and potassium, it will have you feeling energised and spritely in no time.

To make

Place the chia seeds, soya yogurt, banana and coconut water in a blender with a cube of ice and blitz until smooth. Best enjoyed the day after the night before!
What makes it the perfect hangover cure?

Coconut - Can help replace electrolytes that the alcohol will have lost due to it's diuretic effects and rehydrate your body.

Chia - The perfect brain-boosting omega-3 oil content needed after a heavy night. Chia contains tryptophan, from which serotonin is derived and therefore, a pick me up seed and natural anti-depressant.

Banana - Full of Potassium and energy to start your day the right way.

Soya Yoghurt - The benefits of soya are endless, full of protein and antioxidants in the form of plant compounds called phenols. Phenols are known for their healthy heart properties.

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