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spiced curiosity | holiday hangover cure
Holiday Hangover Cure!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

holiday hangover? homemade electrolyte drink & VROU

Hope y’all had a happy Thanksgiving. And to my international friends, hope your Thursday was swell. I savored the day with my boyfriend’s family over in New Jersey! The food was a surprise (interesting Dominican dishes), but everything else felt right at home (laughter and hugs).

I noticed that while everyone enjoyed the holiday, many friends didn’t have a great time the morning after. And with the mulled cider, eggnog, and coquito¬†flowing, who can resist enjoying a holiday libation? So here’s another drink, but more on the healthful side.

I borrowed this recipe from Don’t Mess With Mama, and as she explains it, electrolytes are basically salts. When a person heavily exercises (sweats) or “expels fluid,” he or she loses these electrolytes. This juice is meant to be a replacement for Gatorade (which isn’t great for you anyway), and I think it’s tasty for just a nice juice in general. Whether you’re dehydrated from energizing or enjoying spirits, I highly recommend this flavorful, hydrating drink.

Natural Hangover Cure

Natural Hangover Cure

So what’s in this elixir? The main component is fresh citrus juice full of Vitamin C. The drop of honey also has a significant source of the vitamin, but it’s mostly for flavor. (I don’t know about you, but I can only handle so much tart lemon at a time.) Versus the salt, which it there mostly for health benefits rather than taste. Also, in place of two cups of water, I recommend trying VROU. They’re a tasty multivitamin drink for women (sorry, gents!), conceived right here in NYC.

VROU, the multivitamin drink for women!

I had the pleasure of meeting VROU founder Kathryn at 3WCircle, and I was smitten by her enthusiasm and great company. Along with starting a company focused on keeping women healthy, she also partners VROU with the nonprofit Girls on the Run NYC. Try visiting the site and not breaking out in a grin. In addition to helping a great cause, all their tastes pretty darn delicious. They have three flavors to try, and my fave was the Pineapple Mint. So when you see this drink at the store, I hope you enjoy it.

holiday hangover? homemade electrolyte drink & VROU

Serving Size: serves 1


  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups VROU multivitamin drink or filtered water
  • 2 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt


  1. Mix all in a pitcher and enjoy immediately.


Experiment with different VROU flavors!


I shared this with y’all, 5-Ingredient Monday, and Gluten Free Friday.

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