In a weekend of overindulgence and holiday spirit, perhaps you overdid a little something else, too: Booze.The following healthy breakfast, refreshing cocktail and natural detox remedies will get you feeling right as rain and ready to hit the gym... because that New Year's resolution is just around the corner.
Organic, Healthy Bloody Mary
True, the “hair of the dog” method isn’t for everyone, and it’s not the healthiest option. That’s why we suggest keeping this cocktail a virgin (we do, however, list a few organic vodka options just in case).
3 oz organic tomato juice
Dash of vegan Worcestershire sauce (Annie's brand is)
Dash of hot sauce
Dash or horseradish
Dash of organic lemon juice
Dash of organic cayenne pepper
Dash of organic celery salt
One organic celery stalk
Wedge on organic lemon
Three organic olives on a stick
Combine vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire and hot sauce, horseradish, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and celery salt with a cup of ice cubes. After shaking well, strain into glass with ice cubes. Add celery stalk and three green olives on a fruit stick. Lace drink with Sherry mix and top off glass with lemon wedge.
You’ve consumed a drink, and you’re on the road to recovery. Solidify your chances of feeling better by preparing this tasty organic omelet.
Post-Cocktail, Healthy Breakfast
What to wash down with that tasty Bloody Mary? An omelet, of course. And no. We aren’t referring to a “greasy spoon” cheese-laden disaster. The following omelet is made of organic ingredients, and is healthy.
From the Organic Authority Files
Serves: four; prep: 10 min; cook: 24 min; total: 34 min
2 organic eggs
2 organic egg whites
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon organic, dried Italian seasoning, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 ounces organic mushrooms, sliced
1 organic onion, chopped
1 organic red bell pepper, chopped
1 organic clove garlic, minced
4 ounces organic spinach leaves, chopped
3/4 cup shredded, organic mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 200°F.
Coat baking sheet with organic cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, water, Italian seasoning and salt. Coat large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, pepper, and garlic, and cook. Stir often for four minutes or until pepper starts to soften. Add spinach and cook for one minute or until spinach is wilted. Place in small bowl and cover.
Wipe skillet with paper towel. Coat with organic cooking spray and place over medium heat. Pour in half the egg mixture. Cook for two minutes or until the bottom begins to set. Using a spatula, lift edges to allow uncooked mixture to flow to the bottom of the pan. Cook for two minutes longer, or until set. Sprinkle with half of the reserved vegetable mixture and half the cheese. Cover and cook for two minutes, or until the cheese melts. Using a spatula, fold the egg mixture in half. Place on prepared baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm. To serve, cut each omelet in half.
Nutritional facts per serving: calories: 151.3 cal; fat 7.2 g; saturated fat 3.5 g; cholesterol 117.2 mg; sodium 428.7 mg; carbohydrates 9.6 g; total sugars 5 g; dietary fiber 2.6 g; protein 13.9 g
Need another reason to eat a tasty omelet? It boosts your memory!
So, you over did it? Just shake it off -- no one’s perfect. I’m sure those words mean nothing to you now because your head feels like a gigantic, pin filled balloon. Luckily, we’ve covered how to get rid of -- or let’s be honest, how to mute -- hangovers before.