Sunday Squeeze: Your Green Juice Hangover Remedy

Green Juice Hangover RemedyNew Year’s is always overrated, no? You spend months trying to coordinate your group of friends to agree on a plan; you have to dish out money on an overpriced ticket to a club or bar; you spend even more money on an outfit; it ends up being just like any other Saturday night out; one of your girlfriends inevitably gets in a fight with her boyfriend and starts crying; another friend inevitably starts barfing and you have to be on hair-holding duty; and you end your night by standing in the freezing cold, unable to hail a cab because they’re all full.

And then you spend the next day in the fetal position on your couch, nursing regrets and a champagne hangover.

While you may crave greasy food, or even go the hair-of-the-dog route (my personal favorite hangover remedy), what your body really needs to recover is hydration and nutrients. Oh hello, green juice!

Green Juice Hangover Remedy

Not to sound like some holier-than-thou Gwenyth Paltrow-type here, but I swear my body now craves a fresh green juice when I’m hungover. It goes back to the whole the-less-you-eat-it-the-less-you-crave-it phenomenon. When you limit the crap you eat, your body starts to crave the good stuff.

Any juice is a great hangover remedy (hydrates you while pumping your bod full of the nutrients it’s deprived of), but today I’ve put together a super gimmicky one comprised of a bunch of foods that are known to help cure hangovers. You’re probably seeing the asparagus and thinking I’m batshit crazy, but I promise you don’t even taste it. Honestly, the only thing I tasted in this juice was the lemon. It was good!

Sunday Squeeze: Your Green Juice Hangover Remedy

Yield: 1 16-oz glass

Sunday Squeeze: Your Green Juice Hangover Remedy

The ultimate green juice hangover cure.


  • 1/2 bunch spinach
  • 1 green apple
  • 2 kiwis, skin peeled
  • 5 stalks asparagus
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1/2" ginger


  1. Run all ingredients through your juicer, removing the skin and ends from the kiwi first.

Green Juice Hangover RemedyHere’s a synopsis of why each ingredient is a hangover helper:

  • Ginger reduces nausea and eases indigestion.
  • Apple (and any fruit) juice has lots of fructose, which gives the body instant energy. Its water content is high to help hydrate the body, and it’s packed with vitamins.
  • Kiwi and spinach are packed with potassium, which is typically depleted after a night of drinking.
  • Tomatoes contain lycopene, which reduces inflammation.
  • Asparagus boosts levels of enzymes that break down alcohol.
  • Lemon helps sooth your stomach and adds vitamin C to the mix.

For the record, while I do honestly start most hungover days with a juice, I usually end them with pizza and a pint of ice cream. Let’s be real here.

What’s your go-to hangover cure?


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  1. This is exactly what I need right now

  2. This looks great!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. I will definitely have to try this some time. Maybe the New Year’s is it. Thank for sharing and have a Happy New Year from

  4. Quick question about the lemon. Do you toss it in with the rind, or do you peel the lemon before putting it into the blender? I have experimented with both, and while I don’t want to lose the nutritional benefit of the rind, if I have too much of it, the flavour of the smoothie is compromised.

    • I do the same thing–most of the time I just toss it in with the rind, but I find that it can make the flavor a little bitter. With this juice, I removed the rind first.

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