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Recipe: Quinoa and Honey, Two Power Foods to Beat a Hangover!

Restoring nutrients after a hangover can be done by consuming Quinoa and Honey

recipe_detail_8c5832a70998eaec85577ccd366e5daePrep Time:20 minutes  Cook Time:20 minutes Servings:4 servings

Honey, chopped strawberries and juicy blackberries give this whole grain salad a pleasant sweet flavor. Versatile enough for a morning snack or brunch, it can also pair well as a side dsh to grilled fish or chicken. Fresh mint brings out the flavor while toasted almonds add just enough crunch.

We all have experienced the painful aftermath from a night of drinking a bit over the top, and may wake up feeling a variety of maladies including drowsiness, headache, concentration problems, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness, gastrointestinal complaints, fatigue, sweating,  hyper-excitability, anxiety and a feeling of general discomfort that may last more than a day.
Some symptoms such as changes in sleep pattern and gastrointestinal distress are attributed to direct effects of the alcohol intoxication, or withdrawal symptoms, drowsiness and impaired cognitive functions.
Providing immediately remedy minimizes the length of these symptoms and a quick recovery.
We have found foods with two powerful body healing ingredients to restore the body balance and provide what the body needs; Quinoa and Honey. We have found a recipe that also includes sea salts and raisins, providing electrolyte nutrients.

Ingredients

ingredients
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 package (16 ounces) Driscoll’s Strawberries
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (6 ounces) Driscoll’s Blackberries
3/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves

Directions

Directions

Place water and quinoa in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 18 to 20 minutes or until most water has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand covered 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, hull strawberries and chop. in a small bowl whisk together honey, lemon juice and salt until blended. Stir honey mixture into quinoa. Fold in strawberries, blueberries, almonds and mint until evenly blended.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Serving Size:

Calories: 361.25
Total Fat: 13.14g
Saturated Fat: 1.08g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 149.61mg
Total Carbohydrates: 53.62g
Dietary Fiber: 9.87g
Protein: 11.75g

Quinoa and Honey

Quinoa makes a great choice after a night of heavy imbibing because it’s rich in hangover-fighting minerals like protein and magnesium. Magnesium helps fight fatigue and loss of appetite, and also helps keep your heart healthy and nerve and muscle cells in good shape. Quinoa is full of proteins and balances your amino acid deficit.Honey works as an antioxidant and chases the remaining alcohol in your body. Honey is rich in potassium and antioxidant staple boasts numerous hangover-helping qualities. Ingest it by itself or, better yet, spread it over a piece of dry toast or a cracker, since you do need to eat something during a hangover (even if your appetite tells you otherwise). In fact, the Royal Society of Chemistry believes eating a breakfast of honey-on-toast is one of the best ways to beat a hangover.

Ingredients sources:
  1. Organic Quinoa: http://www.livingtreecommunity.com/store2/product.asp?id=245&catid=21
  2. Organic Honey: http://www.livingtreecommunity.com/store2/product.asp?id=322&catid=20
  3. Celtic Sea Salt with Minerals: http://www.livingtreecommunity.com/store2/product.asp?id=269&catid=45

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