Did you stay out too late or binge on one too many margaritas last night? Then grab your blender and whip up this delicious and refreshing sunrise detox smoothie!
We’ve all had those mornings when we wake up sluggish and unfocused from the day or night before. Though there is no shame in it, most of us also can’t afford to have our head in a fog for the majority of the day. This simple sunrise detox smoothie is a delicious fruit based smoothie that also doubles as a hydrating energy drink. With coconut water at its base, this smoothie provides electrolytes and hydration to help chase away any lingering headaches plus provide an all-natural energy boost.
So what makes coconut water so great for hydration and energy? First off, coconut water is chock full of antioxidants, amino acids, enzymes, vitamin C and minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and zinc. Secondly, coconut water has a unique electrolyte composition that makes it perfect for rehydrating the body after fluid loss. Carbohydrates in coconut water also help to naturally lift your energy levels.
Another area that coconut water can help with is migraines. Most people who suffer from migraines also lack magnesium, which has been shown in studies to help reduce the frequency of migraine attacks. Coconut water is naturally abundant in magnesium.
Coconut water can also:
Lower blood pressure
Aid in weight loss
Regulate blood sugar
Balance pH levels
So if you are in a bit of a funk today, let the refreshing flavors and electrolytes of this sunrise detox smoothie help shake you out of it!
Sunrise Detox Smoothie
1 banana, frozen
½ cup pineapple chunks, frozen
½ cup raspberries
1 cup coconut water
squeeze of fresh lime
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender.
Blend on high until smooth
Looking for more of an immune boost? Swap out half of the coconut water for orange juice!