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5 Easy Recipes To Cure Your Hangover

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One too many margaritas at the Christmas party last night? Looking for the perfect hangover meal? While your first thought might be chips and pizza, these aren’t necessarily the most rejuvenating options for your body. Below The Bottle Club shares five recipes that are scientifically proven to help nurse you back to good health. If all else fails, it’s time for a Bloody Mary.

5 Easy Recipes To Cure Your Hangover

Avocado toast

Avocado is full of potassium that will usually need replenishing after a night out drinking. Avocados will help boost energy and are full of nutrients that help keep a healthy digestive system – you may just want to pass on too many chilli seeds whilst your stomach recovers from the night before. Toast is also always a safe option for a hangover and a potentially sensitive belly.

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado, peeled and seeded
  • 2 slices whole-grain bread (or bread of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Method:

  1. In a small bowl combine and mash the avocado, cilantro, lime and salt + pepper to taste.
  2. Toast two slices of whole grain in a toaster until golden and crispy.
  3. Spread half of the mixture on each slice of toasted bread.

A bagel with peanut butter

Peanut butter bagel

Most types of bread are a good go-to for a hangover. A bagel is a great source of carbohydrate, which is needed to boost energy levels, as well as protein that helps replenish amino acids lost whilst drinking. Some may opt for a simple buttered bagel but if you are going for a topping and avocado isn’t your thing, then natural peanut butter may be the way to go. It is a well-known way to help a hangover ­­– why? Your magnesium levels can deplete quickly with excessive alcohol consumption. Nuts are a great source of magnesium and peanut butter is quite high in calories so can give you the boost in energy we feel we so desperately need during a hangover.

Ingredients:

  • 1 wholewheat mini bagel
  • 1 tablespoon natural creamy peanut butter

Method:

  1. Toast bagel.
  2. Spread peanut butter on bagel halves
  3. Enjoy!

An egg wrap

Egg wrap

Eggs are one of the best sources of nutrients you need to replenish to keep your gut happy and healthy after a night of heavy drinking. They are rich in cysteine which is an amino acid that our bodies use to help produce antioxidants which in turn help ease the symptoms of hangovers. Eggs also contain high levels of protein needed for energy, whilst being low in calories. You do want to make sure you eat a good amount of calories to get over a hangover, but eggs are a great remedy for those wanting to avoid a high level of carbs.

Ingredients:

  • Two eggs
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Diced pepper
  • Optional fillings: turkey, avocado, cheese, hummus, etc.

Method:

  1. Heat a small pan over medium heat. Grease with butter or oil.
  2. In a bowl, crack one egg and mix well with a fork.
  3. Pour into a hot pan and tilt pan to spread egg into a large circle on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Let cook 30 seconds
  5. Carefully flip with a large spatula and let cook another 30 seconds.
  6. Remove from pan and repeat with as many eggs as desired.
  7. Let egg wraps cool slightly (or fully), top as desired with fillings, roll and serve warm or cold.

Banana oat pancakes

Banana Oat Pancakes

Oats may be one of the best foods to help a hangover: they are full of fibre and protein which will help ease your symptoms. Oat pancakes are a great and pretty simple hangover treat to make yourself. If you have honey in, this would make for an especially good topping to help cure a hangover as it contains nutrients that essentially neutralise the presence of alcohol in your system thanks to its high level of fructose.

Ingredients:

  • 130 grams (1 ½) cups old-fashioned rolled oats, divided
  • 2 very ripe large bananas
  • 230 ml (1 cup) milk, regular or non-dairy
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter or vegetable oil, divided

Topping:

  • Sliced banana
  • Maple syrup or honey

Method:

  1. First, grind the oats into flour then place 1 cup of the old-fashioned rolled oats in a blender or food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Blend until well-ground and flour-like, taking around 1 minute.
  2. Then add the bananas and puree. Break 2 large bananas in half and add to ground oats. Process until mostly smooth.
  3. Blend in the remaining ingredients including the  64 grams oats, 230 ml milk, 2 large eggs, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
  4. Once combined, let the batter rest whilst the pan heats.
  5. Add 1 teaspoon of the unsalted butter or vegetable oil to the pan and swirl to coat. Then drop the batter into the pan in 1/4-cup portions, cooking 3 at a time. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until bubbles appear on the surface, the edges begin to look dry, and the bottoms are golden brown.
  6. Flip the pancakes and cook until the second side is golden-brown, then transfer to a warm oven or plate.
  7. Top with bananas or syrup.

Jacket sweet potato

Jacket Sweet Potato

Sweet potato is great for both a hangover and also before you start drinking. They are full of potassium and complex carbohydrates that contain molecules that take longer to break down than many other foods – meaning they can soak up the alcohol and leave you feeling fresher in the morning. Add your favourite topping and you’re good to go for the night.

Ingredients:

  • 4 sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Diced avocado and tomatoes (optional)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees. On a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, prick your sweet potatoes all over with a fork.
  2. Then cook until tender, usually taking around 45 to 50 minutes.
  3. Let cool, then split the tops open with a knife and top with a pat of butter.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and any other additional toppings before serving.

To drink?

Pear and grape juice have been shown to help avoid headaches and reduce the intensity of hangovers compared to drinking water. Milk is also great before drinking, as it helps line the stomach, protecting it from the harsh bubbles and acidities you are going to drink. Alternatively, a yoghurt will do the same thing.

These recipes are from The Bottle Club at thebottleclub.com

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