If you party too much on New Year’s Eve, alcohol can dehydrate your body and cause a deficiency in important vitamins and nutrients. So, The Doctors‘ are providing a couple of recipes they call the Ultimate Hangover Breakfast that uses simple healthy ingredients like bananas and eggs to replace those lost nutrients and help cure a hangover.
Hangover Smoothie Recipe
1 Cup of Milk (vitamin D)
1 Whole Banana (rich in vitamin B6 and potassium)
1 Tbsp of Honey (loaded with magnesium)
Cup of Ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend well and enjoy!
This hangover smoothie restores vitamins and nutrients that are lost during a night of celebration. Vitamin B6 helps support and increase the metabolism rate. Potassium is loaded with necessary electrolytes that are likely depleted with excess drinking. Vitamin D plays a role in insulin secretion under conditions of increased insulin demand, and magnesium plays a key role in regulating blood pressure naturally, which may be elevated due to drinking. Honey is the ideal liver fuel because it contains a nearly 1:1 ratio of fructose to glucose.
Hangover Omelet Recipe
1/4 cup of egg substitute (protein)
1-oz. of low-fat cheddar cheese (vitamin B12)
2 Pieces of Asparagus (a detox vegetable loaded with potassium)
Tbsp of butter or 1 Tbsp of olive oil
Put the uncooked asparagus in a large skillet of water, bring to a boil, and simmer uncovered until tender.
Heat a nonstick sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add the butter and let it melt. Let the eggs cook until the bottom starts to set. With a rubber spatula, push edge of egg into the center of the pan while tilting the pan to allow uncooked egg to flow underneath the already cooked portions. Repeat until liquid egg is cooked. Gently flip cooked egg over using the spatula. Add cheese and cooked asparagus. Cook for another few seconds. Using the spatula, fold one edge of the egg across and over until the edges line up. Transfer to a plate.
The eggs and cheese provide vitamin B12, which will deliver a quick energy boost. Asparagus provides 2/3 the daily dose of vitamin K, which helps overall brain function.
Then tune in to The Doctors on January 3 for a 12 Month Plan for 2012, when the co-hosts will give a month-by-month guide to better health in the New Year.