Hangovers happen. And while water, aspirin, and a little time are the best ways to deal with the after-effects of drinking, little things — like what you eat — can help. Take this pressed-juice recipe, for instance. At first glance, it may seem like just a Bloody Mary minus the vodka, but it's exactly what you need to power through the day.
Full of the essential nutrients (think: vitamin C, lycopene, and hydrating water) that your body is depleted of from drinking, this pressed juice also gets a spicy kick from the added jalapeño. And when you're feeling too miserable to move, a spicy boost of endorphins can make or break the day. Nauseated? There's a little dose of stomach-soothing ginger to help you out too.
3 medium-size tomatoes
2 celery stalks
1/2-inch piece of ginger
1 jalapeño pepper (remove the seeds to make it less spicy)
1/4 of one large cucumber
Run all ingredients through a juicer. Pour juice into glass, and enjoy immediately.
Makes one 16-ounce serving.
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