Friday, March 13, 2009

A "Super" St. Patrick's Day!

I'm wearing green, don't pinch me! I thought I'd don a "Super St. Patrick's Day" outfit for the occasion ; ) Haha, but for real - this is a day for green beer and funky food so why not start wearing costumes, no? Anyhoo, here are some tips and recipes to make this the "Superist" St. Paddy's day yet!

Keep from turning green the day after all the festivities by:
  • Drinking plenty of water before going out to drink as well as drinking an occasional glass of plain water during the time that you are consuming alcohol. Be sure drink a full glass of water just before going to sleep that night.
  • Have a dinner of starchy foods such as pasta or potatoes. Starchy foods slow down the alcohol absorption.
  • Drink slowly (nurse your drinks). Less alcohol consumption equals less chance for a hangover.

Things that can help you if you do overdo it are:
  • Taking vitamin c as it will help to breakdown the alcohol faster in your body.
  • As soon as you wake in the morning drink another full glass of water.
  • Also, taking vitamin B complex capsules you will lessen the time that your hangover will last.
  • You can make a hangover tea by crushing 5 to 6 thyme leaves and place them in a cup. Fill the cup with water and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Remove the leaves and drink the remaining liquid.
  • Placing a cold pack to the forehead will give immediate relief from a headache.
  • Consuming alcohol puts toxins into your body. You can help to drain these toxins from your body by taking a hot bath in the morning. When you drain the toxins you will experience less symptoms.
  • Eat a banana for breakfast the morning after you have been drinking.
And try these "Super" St. Paddy's drinks:

Shamrock Smoothie
  • 2 oz Melon Vodka
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • Splash of orange cura├žao
  • juice of 2 limes
Blend ingredients with 3/4 cup ice in a blender and serve in frosty mug!

Vegan Irish Cream (add it to coffee or any creamy cocktail!!)
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 2 tbls brown sugar
  • 2 tbls choc syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup of whiskey
Mix thoroughly do not froth. Keep refrigerated in a dark bottle.

Have a "Super" fun and "Super" safe St. Paddy's day!!
xoxo

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