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Healthy After-Party Breakfast

Posted January 1st, 2012 by Salina with No Comments

If you didn’t see our suggestion on Facebook for a “Mocktail” or chose to party it up anyway you might be ringing in the New Year With a hangover. So if your head is pounding and your stomach feels less then settled fight the urge to skip breakfast and try this recipe from Whole Living Magazine (Dec. 2010) that might just help you feel like yourself again.

Oatmeal with Blueberries, Walnuts, and Bananas

Serves 1
Per Serving: 544 Calories; 2g saturated fat; 12g unsaturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 91g carb; 87mg sodium; 14g protein

1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch kosher salt
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 banana, sliced
2 tablespoons toasted walnuts, chopped
1 tablespoon maple syrup, or to taste

Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan.
Add oats, cinnamon, and salt.
Reduce to a steady simmer and cook,
stirring occasionally, until oats are
tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in
frozen blueberries. Top with banana,
walnuts, maple syrup, and skim milk,
if desired.

According to the article the omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts will help reduce inflammation and the blueberries are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. Potassium rich bananas can help balance electrolytes that are lost from dehydration.

Cinnamon also has anti-inflammatory properties and, according to, adding it to high carb foods may reduce the impact the carbs have on your blood sugar levels. Adding maple syrup rather than refined table sugar will also help keep your blood sugar in check.

Make sure that throughout the day you drink plenty of water. Staying active can also help shake the horrible hangover feeling, so get out of bed and do something.

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