Last night’s holiday soirée had the cocktails flowing, and you found yourself sipping a bit too much prosecco. So when it comes time to treating your hangover the next morning (or afternoon), make sure you’re prepared. For starters, don’t come home from the party to an empty fridge. Keep it stocked with the supplies you’ll need to nurse your liver, revive your sluggish spirit and nourish your soul.
The best remedy is simple comfort food that even the laziest vegan like me can handle. Keep scrolling for breakfast and brunch ideas — easier than trying to open a bottle of aspirin.
Espresso chocolate oatmeal with berries, pumpkin seeds and coconut flakes
Perk yourself up with coffee and chocolate in your oatmeal. The potassium in bananas will help restore the electrolytes lost during alcohol consumption.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 banana, mashed
- 1/2 to 1 cup coconut milk (or almond or cashew milk)
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup espresso
- 2 cups berries
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- pumpkin, flax or chia seeds
- coconut flakes
- In a saucepan, stir in the coconut milk, espresso, banana, oats, cocoa power and vanilla extract. Simmer for about 5 minutes, or until the coconut milk is absorbed.
- Pour into a bowl and sprinkle with the berries, seeds and coconut flakes.
Strawberry, raspberry, mango and banana smoothie
Fruit smoothies are refreshing, filling and naturally sweet. Maca powder comes from the Peruvian maca root, a radish-like vegetable known for boosting energy. It’s also a good source of protein, calcium, iron, magnesium and vitamins B, C and E.
Prep time: 3 to 4 minutes
Cook time: 30 seconds
Total time: 5 minutes
- 1 banana
- 1 cup berries and mango
- 1 cup spinach
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- 2 kiwi slices
- cacao nibs
- In a blender, combine the milk, spinach, banana, berries, mango, maca powder and flax seeds. Blend for 15 to 30 seconds depending on your blender.
- Garnish with kiwi slices and more fruit. Sprinkle cacao nibs on top.
What to cook when you’re feeling super lazy
- yesterday’s leftovers (requiring just a push of a button on the microwave)
- granola, fruit, nuts, seeds and yogurt
- peanut butter, banana and jelly sandwich
- avocado toast
- miso soup with noodles
- fried bananas with cinnamon
- tropical fruit smoothie
- green power smoothie
- peanut butter, banana and chocolate smoothie
- turmeric latte
- watermelon juice
What to cook when you’re only slightly lazy
And be sure to drink lots of water throughout the day. What hangover food do you typically crave?