hangover oatmeal – hello, 2011

Feeling hungover? I know I am.

Not necessarily from New Year’s Eve, but from the holidays as a whole.

Man, the holidays are rough. Expectations are high, travel costs are even higher and in the end I’m left feeling a mix of emotions that range from happiness to relief to exhaustion.

The good news for all of us is that I have a hangover cure.

Oatmeal. Yeah, seriously.

This oatmeal recipe benefits those of you nursing alcohol hangovers as well as those suffering from jingle bell and sugar cookie overload. Plus, it’s fast and easy to throw together so you’ll be back to napping in no time.

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal w/ Maple Syrup
Recipe adapted from Maple Syrup World
Makes 1 large or 2 small servings


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla soy milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 sliced banana
  • sprinkle of cinnamon (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

My friend told me that bananas are a great hangover helper, and she’s right, per usual. The banana in this recipe is a great source of fructose, potassium and magnesium. It helps with nausea and restores the sugar that your body lost when drinking.

Oats work great at helping your body to absorb and pass toxins.

Maple syrup is packed with manganese and zinc

and peanut butter is high in healthy fats and protein.

To make this oatmeal, combine the oats, water and milk in a microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 2 minutes.

Remove from the microwave and stir in the maple syrup, cinnamon and bananas.

In a separate dish, microwave the peanut butter for 30 seconds.

Top the oatmeal with the warm peanut butter and eat.

Here’s to a happy, healthy 2011!

8 thoughts on “hangover oatmeal – hello, 2011

  1. This sounds great Nikki! I had no idea that oats help absorb toxins! And yes, I can totally relate to being hungover in the literal and figurative sense! This sounds like just the perfect way to start the day with serenity and health!

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