Hangover Breakfast with Friends

3 Nov

We’ve all woken up in that awful state, wishing we hadn’t had that last drink (or five) the night before. Contrary to popular belief, hair of the dog is not the best way to heal mind or body. The only way to truly replenish yourself is with a great breakfast. So why not get the rest of your suffering buddies over for a lazy breakfast that’s not only easy to put together but will have you all feeling better in no time… Ask your friends to pick up a few extras like orange juice on their way over.

Super smoothie

Banana smoothies are great for quickly absorbing the nutrients your body is craving. The bananas have vitamin B6 and potassium and the milk has vitamin D. Don’t ask us about the science behind it – it involves lot of complicated words your brain probably wont be able to process in your morning-after-the-night-before state, but trust us, it works. Serves 4.

4 bananas, sliced
1 litre (just under 2 pints) of milk
2 tbsp of honey
1 handful of blueberries, if you have any (frozen or fresh)
2 tbsp oats (optional)

Put everything in the blender and whizz it up until smooth. The optional oats make it heartier, and the blueberries make it extra tasty, but are often ridiculously expensive so can be left out. Add ice-cubes before serving to make it really refreshing.

Hangover omelette

Eggs have long been known for their hangover-curing properties, so this omelette will combine everything you need and provide the protein hit. You can throw in pretty much anything you like (leftover boiled potatoes work brilliantly) but here are our suggestions below. Serves 4.

8 large eggs
100g (about 4oz) of grated cheese – cheddar works best
4 rashers of bacon, roughly chopped
1 small pepper (red or yellow), thinly sliced
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
Large knob of butter
Salt and pepper

1.Prep all the veg (do this the night before if you’re really organised) and grate the cheese.

2. Heat the pan on a medium heat (a medium-sized, deep pan works best) and add the butter, then add the bacon, pepper, and onion.

3. Crack the eggs into a large bowl and whisk until all the whites and yolks are combined. Stir in the grated cheese and season to taste.

4. Once the veg has started to soften, add the eggs and cook on a low heat. You don’t want the bottom to burn before the centre is cooked. Cover the pan with a lid to help cook evenly. Depending on the size of the pan, this should take about 15 minutes.

Serve with a pot of fresh coffee and lots of hot buttered Marmite toast.

Photos: Robert Judge, Josh Russell and Joe Gratz

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2 Responses to “Hangover Breakfast with Friends”

  1. sybaritica November 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    Nice omelet …. it really works for hangovers?

    • ahappyhostess November 4, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

      Yes, it really does! The eggs contain cysteine, which breaks down the hangover-causing toxin acetaldehyde. In other words, the eggs help mop up toxins.

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