How to Make Hangover-Beating Breakfasts as a Student Cook

Drink too much? As a student cook, it may occasionally be necessary to whip up breakfast for beating the hangover. Why does drinking too much alcohol make you feel terrible? A hangover is when your body is dehydrated, has low blood sugar levels and is trying desperately to get rid of the toxins.

The bad news is that the only real way to beat a hangover is to limit your alcohol intake and drink plenty of water throughout the night out and the morning after.

  • Bananas are especially good hangover fighters because they contain the potassium and sugars your body needs.

  • Try drinking fizzy drinks. The sugar helps to break down the alcohol in your body.

  • Green tea in hot water is a good comfort drinks and help to top up your fluid levels.

Banana and Honey Smoothie

Here’s a quick and easy hangover cure. Bananas replace potassium, honey raises the blood sugar levels and the orange juice and ice cubes replace lost liquid.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 1 minute

Serves: 1

2 peeled and chopped bananas

Spoonful of honey

Glass of orange juice

Glass of ice cubes

Pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Place all the ingredients in a blender and whizz until smooth.

Per serving: Calories 402 (From Fat 10); Fat 1.1g (Saturated 0.2g); Cholesterol Trace; Sodium 34mg; Carbohydrate 93.5g (Dietary Fibre 2.9g); Protein 4.5g.

Hangover-Beating Beans on Toast

This one is very simple and it’s a great hangover cure! Beans are full of protein and help break down the alcohol while releasing a slow stream of sugar into your body.

Preparation time: 1 minute

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1

Small tin of baked beans

2 slices of toast

  1. Pour the beans into a pan and heat over a low heat on the hob for a few minutes.

    If you have a microwave, cover and microwave for two minutes. Stir the beans, cover and microwave again for another minute.

  2. Place the bread in the toaster and toast.

  3. Butter the toast and pour the cooked beans over the toast.

Per serving: Calories 334 (From Fat 26); Fat 2.9g (Saturated 0.6g); Cholesterol Trace; Sodium 1434mg; Carbohydrate 59.8g (Dietary Fibre 11.1g); Protein 17.1g.

Masala Omelette

This omelette will kick-start your day! The ginger and spices open your airways and get you feeling alive again. Plus, the protein in the eggs is just what you need to fight the remaining alcohol in your bloodstream.

Preparation time: 3 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1

2 eggs

Half a red pepper, chopped into small cubes

A small piece of ginger, peeled and chopped into little bits

Half an onion, peeled and chopped into pieces

1 green chilli, chopped into small pieces

1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped

Pinch of chopped coriander (optional)

Olive oil

  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk until smooth.

  2. Pour the remaining ingredients into the egg mixture and mix well.

  3. Coat the pan with a glug of oil, and heat up on a hob.

  4. When the oil is very hot, pour in the omelette mixture and swirl so it coats the entire pan.

  5. Fry the mixture until it becomes a semi-solid omelette. You should be able to move the pan and the omelette stays together.

  6. To cook the other side, place a plate over the frying pan and twist them both over, so that the plate is underneath and the frying pan on top. Lift the frying pan off, put back on the heat and slide the omelette back in, so the other side is facing up.

  7. Continue cooking for about another minute, then slide it onto a plate and eat.

Per serving: Calories 451 (From Fat 308); Fat 34.2g (Saturated 6.8g); Cholesterol Trace; Sodium 204mg; Carbohydrate 18g (Dietary Fibre 3.5g); Protein 17.7g.

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