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Chia seed and coconut smoothie
30th Dec, 2013

Ingredients

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

Equipment required:

  • Blender
  • Glass to serve

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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