Ever wondered what to eat the day after indulging in some cocktails? From garlicky, yogurty eggs to a breakfast bowl with a complex carb base, here are the best recipes to make the next time you have a hangover.
Garlicky, Yogurty Turkish Eggs
Drinking causes dehydration, and a serving of Greek yogurt has enough potassium to replenish your stores. It’s also high in protein and helps balance blood sugar, and the probiotics soothe upset stomachs. Combined with the eggs, which are rich in cysteine, an antioxidant amino acid, this is a delicious and beneficial meal to try the next time you have a hangover.
A remedy for cold and flu season, this smoothie also works as a hangover elixir. With high-protein and probiotic-rich Greek yogurt, immune-boosting vitamin C, potassium-rich banana and anti-inflammatory ginger and turmeric, it’s a good way to start your day after enjoying some cocktails the night before. Learn more about fighting inflammation with your diet by learning about the most anti-inflammatory foods.
North African Shakshuka
If you can’t stand the thought of downing some tomato juice when you have a hangover, opt for a comforting shakshuka instead. Eggs are simmered in a spicy tomato sauce, giving you a healthy serving of protein and potassium, and turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties will help ease your stomach upset.
Blueberry and Bacon Breakfast Casserole
For something a bit more indulgent for the occasional hangover, this breakfast casserole repurposes stale croissants and combines them with bacon, high-protein eggs and an antioxidant superfood, blueberries. Hosting brunch at home? Add a scrumptious baked dish to your spread with this easy sausage hash brown breakfast casserole.
Breakfast Cheesecake Tart
Complex carbohydrates like oats will help with your hangover fatigue, so why not enjoy them in a healthy breakfast that tastes like a dessert? In addition to the oat crust, this tart is made with a Greek yogurt filling and a drizzle of honey which will aid in stabilizing your blood sugar and speed up how your liver processes the alcohol in your system.
Bulgur, Pomegranate and Almond Salad
You might not think of salad when looking for a hangover helper, but this one has three key ingredients: high-fibre bulgur wheat, antioxidant and flavonoid-rich pomegranate and almonds, a great source of magnesium. Crunchy, nutty and with a hint of sweetness, enjoy it warm or cold.
Herby Green Goddess Soup With Avocados and Feta
Dark. leafy greens like spinach, kale and arugula are rich in vitamins that will help your hangover recovery. This creamy soup, inspired by luscious green goddess dip, uses baby spinach along with avocado – an excellent source of potassium – and green herbs that add a punch of flavour. Need a new companion for your crackers or sliced veggies? Give this creamy green hummus a try.
Baked Salmon With Spicy Mango Avocado Salsa
Low levels of vitamins B6 and B12 heighten the effects of a hangover, so eating salmon the day after drinking will help restore those levels. This baked salmon is easy to prepare, and the mango-avocado salsa will also aid with regulating your sugar and potassium.
Healthy Ethiopian Breakfast Bowl
Oatmeal topped with bananas and blueberries will work in a pinch when you have a hangover, but you can take your breakfast bowl to the next level by using teff instead. An ancient grain chock-full of protein, iron and manganese that is common in Ethiopian cuisine, top the teff with creamy almond butter that will give you a boost of magnesium.
When you’re looking for a hearty brunch following a night of too many tipples, huevos rancheros is the answer. With a trio of hangover soothing foods – eggs, avocado and black beans – the dish is high in protein, potassium and vitamin D. Did you know that avocado can help your skin? Find out which other natural foods will help you achieve dewy, glowing skin.