Hangover Detox – Nettle, Pineapple & Ginger Smoothie

Hangover Detox --- Nettle, Pineapple and Ginger Smoothie --- www.thevitalsisters.com

This smoothie came along a couple of days ago when Sophie kicked off the festival season and looked like she needed a bit of perking up the day after.

And to do the job,  I opted to blend a few little bits and bobs together into my own and very special hangover detox smoothie featuring pineapple, ginger and young stinging nettle from our garden.

Why did I chose them? Because they are three super heroes in the field of cleansing and getting rid of free radicals in your body and they taste great together. Well, I did also add some frozen banana. Because I love a bit of frozen banana sweetness.

And before I forget, this smoothie was blended with a simple hand blender, so no excuses. Get blending.



  • 1/2 to 1 cup of fresh young stinging nettle leaves
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger (depending how fiery you like it)
  • 3/4 cup frozen bananas
  • 1/4 cup water (or more to reach desired consistency)



Very simple. Add all ingredients to a blender or mixing beaker and blend until you are happy with the consistency. You may wish to add more liquid.

If you are, like me, using a hand blender make sure you give it a good long blend on the most powerful setting your blender allows. Take breaks in order not to overheat the motor of the blender.


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